Jake Halls MBACP (Accred)

Jake Halls MBACP (Accred)

About me

Hello and welcome to my page on the counselling directory. Starting the journey of looking into counselling and finding a counsellor can often be an overwhelming experience, so I hope you find this information helpful.

I am a BACP Accredited counsellor currently working for a Derbyshire IAPT service called Derwent Rural Counselling service which is part of Talking Mental Health Derbyshire as well as running my own private practice. I have worked in mental health for over 10 years and have worked both in the NHS as well as the private/ charitable sector.

My approach to counselling is integrative which means I draw upon different counselling theoretical models, rather than focusing rigidly on one. This enables me to tailor the counselling I offer to clients to suit their specific needs. Core to my way of working is the person-centred/ humanistic approach which involves working in an empathic, non-judgemental and genuine way with people. I also use elements of psychodynamic therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) in the work I do with clients. Psychodynamic therapy focuses on our unconscious, where I help clients explore more deep rooted issues. The CBT approach looks at changing the way we think about things and our behaviour.

What is most important to me is that you get the therapy that's right for you so I actively discuss with clients what they want from therapy and the best way we can work together.

I offer both short term and long term therapy and have a great deal of experience in working in either way.

Thank you for taking the time to look on my page.

All the best.


Training, qualifications & experience


Counselling for Depression- The University of Nottingham (Also known as CfD which is an NHS/ IAPT training programme)

Diploma in Professional Studies Counselling- University of the West of England

Certificate in Counselling- University of the West of England

I am a qualified BACP Accredited counsellor. I am on the BACP's register of Counsellors & Psychotherapists. Further information on the BACP Register can be found at www.bacpregister.co.uk I have also recently applied for accreditation with the BACP.

I am also a member of the Derbyshire Derbyshire Institute for Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, and regularly attend continuing professional development training events.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


I offer competitive rates of £40 per hour and offer both short-term and long term therapy.

I also offer reduced rates for counselling students.

My private practice is based in central Derby and is easily accessible.

Further information

I worked for the Alzheimer's society for a number of years and am interested in working with both people with dementia and their carers. I have a great deal of experience in working in this area so please get in touch if you, or a loved one, are affected by dementia.

I also have an interest in group work and have facilitated groups for: carers, people who are bereaved and people recently diagnosed with dementia.

Maps & Directions

Derby, DE1

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Types of client

Older adults
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