Green Lane Counselling & Psychotherapy

Green Lane Counselling & Psychotherapy

Green Lane Counselling & Psychotherapy
Babington Lodge
128 Green Lane

0797 771 2027

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Green Lane Counselling & Psychotherapy
Babington Lodge
128 Green Lane

0797 771 2027

About us

Green Lane Counselling and Psychotherapy is an affordable service based in the centre of Derby which aims to make counselling accessible to everyone, especially those people who are in need but might not normally be able to afford it. If you feel you cannot cope - whether because of a sudden change or crisis in your life, or because of longer term issues - we may be able to help.

By talking together, we can help you better understand your thoughts, feelings and behaviours in a safe, confidential environment where you will be treated with respect and compassion. We can work together to help you make choices that could lead to positive changes in your life

Contact us now for a FREE assessment. It is our guarantee that there will never be a waiting list.

We charge a maximum fee of £25, with reduced fees being available for those in financial hardship. There is no limit to the number of concessions that we can offer. You can pay what you can afford.

Appointments available from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and Saturday mornings.

Training, qualifications & experience

Lucy%20Harris%20Photo.jpgMy name is Lucy Harris and I own and manage the Green Lane Counselling & Psychotherapy Service.There are currently 16 therapists working in the service.
I have a Master's Degree in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP accredited). I am an accredited registered member of the BACP. I have worked with a whole range of ages and issues. I have worked with adults at several charities which help clients who might not normally be able to afford it to access counselling. I have worked with clients who have anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, agoraphobia and self-harming behaviour.  I have an interest in Compassion Focused Therapy which is often used with clients who are very self-critical. I have worked with primary school children in Nottingham, utilising play therapy to work with issues such as anger management and other behavioural problems which are affecting their school life. My Master's research project looked at the current state of counselling in primary schools.


Andy%20Butterton%20Photo.jpgAndy has a Master's Degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy and is an accredited registered member of the BACP. He draws on a variety of approaches so that he can meet the individual needs of his clients. He has worked for West Leicestershire MIND and Derby Counselling Centre and as a health worker supporting clients with Acquired Brain Injury. He has specialist experience working with clients suffering from Depression and Anxiety, using techniques derived from Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT) and Human Givens Approach. He also has experience dealing with workplace stress, OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), Addictions, Alcoholism, Self-esteem, Assertiveness, Anger Management, Bereavement, Relationship Difficulties and Childhood Abuse.

Trish%20Moonoosamy%20Photo.jpgTrish is a member of the BACP and obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling (Psychodynamic) from Vaughan College, University of Leicester in 2002. This course is accredited by the BACP. Over the last 6 years, Trish has worked within the NHS as a Counsellor in a GP surgery in Derbyshire. Her role has involved offering short term counselling to adults (18+) who struggle with issues such as depression, anxiety, bereavement and loss, relationship difficulties, and the impact of childhood sexual and physical abuse. For several years prior to this, Trish offered long term counselling primarily to adult survivors of abuse and with women with low self-esteem and confidence, in voluntary organisations in Burton and Nottingham. Using a psychodynamic approach, Trish's work may involve helping to gain insight and to better understand how events from the past can continue to impact on present life and relationships. For example, identifying and working on any unhelpful patterns that get repeated in relationships/within families/at work.

Miricia.JPGMiricia has a B.Psych degree, an Honours degree in Psychology, and has done postgraduate studies in Sociology (Group Dynamics).  She is currently completing her Master’s Degree in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy. She is a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Miricia has worked as a voluntary counsellor and Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) counsellor in South Africa. She has also worked in the mental health field for the NHS in London. She has diverse experience of working with clients with enduring mental health issues. She has also worked as a counsellor in various schools in Nottingham with primary and secondary school children with family problems, self-harming behaviour, eating disorders, low self-esteem, depression and anxiety, abuse, social issues and addiction.

Gary%20Lane.jpgGary is a Humanistic and Integrative trainee counsellor and psychotherapist at the Sherwood Institute in Nottingham. He is a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Gary has been working with young people and families at Derby Youth Offending Service for 5 years, covering a whole range of issues from domestic violence to alcohol and drug misuse, anxiety and low self-esteem. He has specialist professional experience in working with families affected by crime, anti-social behaviour and educational exclusion. He has an interest in solution focused therapy, working with metaphors and symbols and bringing in anything else that the client is happy to explore as his focus is purely client lead.

Jack%20Ellis%20(1).jpgJack has a BSc (Hons) Degree in Psychology and is currently completing an MSc in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy.  He has worked as a school counsellor for 16-19 year olds, dealing with issues including Bereavement, Depression, Anxiety, Low Self-Esteem, Body Dysmorphia, Family and Relationship Problems.  He has also worked in a mentoring role for the past few years, predominantly within secondary schools with behaviour and special educational needs.  He is now providing counselling services across all ages, having had experience with Anxiety, Depression, Bereavement, Anger Management, Self-Harming and Low Self-Esteem.  He works in an integrative way, including techniques derived from Compassion Focused work and Schema Therapy.

Luke%20Hicken.jpgLuke holds Higher Education qualifications in Social Psychology, Development Psychology, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Philosophy, and is now a trainee therapist completing a BACP accredited MSc in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Derby. Luke works as an integrative counsellor, incorporating a Person-Centered approach with Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy and Attachment theory, depending on the needs of each client. He has experience working in a mentoring role with children at a primary school in South Wales, and with adolescents at an English language school in Belgium. A musician at heart, Luke is also a Grade 8 guitarist and holds a BSc first class honours degree in Sound Technology.

Virginia.jpgVirginia has a Master's Degree in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy and is a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). The main therapeutic approaches Virginia uses are Person-centred (PCA), Attachment Theory and Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT). By using these theories, she aims to tailor appropriate interventions collaboratively with individuals in a compassionate yet professional manner. She has experience working with individuals who have experienced sexual abuse, rape, eating disorders and drug and alcohol addictions and the complexities these issues may bring. She also has in depth experience and knowledge with working with female offenders within prison settings.Laura%20photo.jpeg

Laura is trained to deliver Integrative psychotherapy. She has always had a passion for working with people, and strives to support clients to achieve the best possible outcome to enable them to feel more content, and live a happier lifestyle.

is a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and is working towards a Diploma in Counselling (Psychodynamic) at the University of Derby, Buxton campus. The main therapeutic approaches Karen uses are Humanistic, Person Centred, Gestalt and Existential counselling but she specialises in Psychodynamic counselling. Karen works with her clients to bring the unconscious mind into consciousness - helping them to unravel, experience and understand their true, deep-rooted feelings in order to resolve them. This approach takes the view that our unconscious holds onto painful feelings and memories, which are too difficult for the conscious mind to process. Karen may focus on patterns of behaviour and attachment theory with her clients whilst working with them to explore how their history is impacting on their present day life. Karen has 25 years’ experience of coaching and mentoring adults in a work environment and experience of working with clients on bereavement, suicide, anxiety, sexual abuse, relationship and family problems.

a79f33f4-de63-44ff-9125-bb0e85bedb62.jpeJoanne is currently studying Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy at the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute in Nottingham. This is a BACP accredited course. She is also a member of the BACP. Joanne uses different approaches in her work such as Peson Centred, Gestalt, Psychodynamic theories and TA. Her work is client led, meaning that she works with whatever issues the client may bring, at a pace that suits them as an individual. Previously, Joanne worked in Early Years, as a Nursery Nurse then as a childminder. She feels that this has given her a sound understanding of child development and attachment theory, which she applies to her client work.

Sandra%20photo.jpgSandra has a BA (Hons) in Humanistic Counselling Practice from the University of Nottingham, a Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling and is a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Sandra has seven years’ clinical experience working with all ages, individuals, couples and groups. She has extensive counselling experiencing encompassing a range of issues including depression, anxiety, domestic abuse, severe and enduring mental health issues, relationship and grief counselling, drugs and alcohol, suicidal ideation, OCD, PTSD and sexual abuse. Sandra has worked extensively in Nottingham city schools, for charities in Nottingham and within mental health for the NHS. Sandra also practises hypnotherapy and has 4 years’ experience using the Rewind technique for trauma.

Screen%20Shot%202016-10-12%20at%2011.56.Sue has a BACP accredited Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Studies from the University of Nottingham and graduated with an Honours degree in Psychology from the University of Lincoln. In addition, Sue is currently completing a Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). She is a registered member of BACP. Sue's main theoretical approach is person-centred but incorporates additional approaches such as CBT and solution-focused work to reflect client need. Sue has worked in prison settings for issues ranging from depression and anxiety, PTSD and substance misuse. She has also worked with women and children fleeing domestic abuse situations when the focus has required crisis management and self-esteem. Sue has also gained experience as an advocate of working with vulnerabilities and complex needs clients.

SaSamantha%20photo.jpgmantha is able to offer you non-judgemental, sincere support.  She can identify, and empathise with a lot of emotions that many people are left with as result of life's challenges, and their difficulty in managing life in a 'normal' way. Everyday life situations can be the source of many mental and emotional challenges, and may lead you to ask the question "Why me?"  She would like to help you answer that question. Along with her own personal experiences, and throughout her working life Samantha has been involved in a helping and supportive role. Alongside her current training at the University of Derby, Buxton campus, she has volunteered with children and worked as a bereavement specialist. She is currently working towards a completed qualification in June 2017 as an Integrative Therapist (working with Person Centred, and Psychodynamic approaches) and being a registered member of the BACP.

Shabnum is a BSc (Hons) Psychology graduate and is currently undertaking her MastersShabnum-photo.jpg in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Derby. She is a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).  The approaches Shabnum encompasses in her work are Person-centred, Cognitive Behavioural therapy and Attachment theory. This allows her to work with whatever a client brings to a session from a number of different approaches. Having worked within various charities and organisations in Leicester, Shabnum has experience working with people of all ages and backgrounds within the community. Being bilingual, she speaks fluent Bengali and volunteers within other organisations facilitating sessions in Bengali. She has previously worked with anxiety, depression, self-harm, social disorders and family issues. In her spare time, Shabnum enjoys reading as well as arts and crafts. She travels and appreciates learning about different cultures and religions.

Charlotte is a student member of the BACP studying an MSc in Integrative CouCharlotte.jpgnselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Derby.  The approaches Charlotte uses are person centred, CBT and attachment theory.  She has an interest in working creatively and believes in the importance of self-care and compassion for the self.  Charlotte has experience working over the phone and online with young people discussing a range of issues including self-harm, suicide, depression, anxiety and abuse.

Stephanie has a Master’s Degree in Dramatherapy and is a Stephanie.jpgmember of the Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and the British Association of Dramatherapists (BADTH). Dramatherapy is a psychological therapy that draws upon creative aspects to provide distance and safety for in-depth explorations into personal issues. Working from a client-led approach, she aims to enable self-expression, self-care and empowerment. Stephanie uses aspects such as stories, objects, masks and art. She has experience working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse, as well as working with children in schools. She has worked with a range of issues including suicidal thoughts, self-harm, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, self-esteem and behavioural problems.

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£25 per hour maximum.

Reduced fee will be offered to those who are on lower incomes, unemployed, students or otherwise suffering financial hardship. More information available at assessment.

£35 for couples.

Maps & Directions

Derby, DE1 1RY

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Appointments available from 8am - 8pm, Monday to Friday and Saturday mornings

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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