Green Lane Counselling & Psychotherapy

Green Lane Counselling & Psychotherapy

Green Lane Counselling & Psychotherapy
Babington Lodge
128 Green Lane

0797 771 2027

Save profile

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.

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 22 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.

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 has a BSc in Humanistic and Integrative Therapy and is a member of the BACP. He is starting a Masters in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy to add to his wealth of experience in working with young people. Gary works relationally with his clients as he believes they are the experts on their experience. He offers both long term therapy and short term Solution Focused Therapy for what is best suited to each client’s needs. Gary works with many issues including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, trauma, neglect, disassociation and anger management. He has extensive experience and is passionate about working with hard to reach vulnerable young people.

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.

David is a BSc (Hons) Psychology graduate and is currently undertaking his Masters in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Derby. He is a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).  David utilises techniques from three different counselling modalities; person centred, cognitive behavioural therapy and also attachment theory, allowing him to be able to utilise and integrate these skills with each individual client, whatever they may bring to the session. David has previous experience working in various substance and alcohol misuse services in Derby and has been working with people recovering from substances and alcohol for the last 4 years.

Virginia.jpgVirginia has a Master's Degree in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy and is an accredited registered 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.

is in her final year of an MSc in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy at Derby University. Her background is working in mental health, mainly community based, and she also worked at Derby Royal for some time in the neuro-rehabilitation department. She decided to study the MSc programme due to a desire to help people beyond what her work in the community allowed her to do. She has a passion for helping people to allow them to live a more comfortable lifestyle. She also have an NVQ level 3 in Health and Social Care and two diplomas in Mental Health and Psychiatry.

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 studied at the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute in Humanistic and Integrative counselling and psychotherapy. She is 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. Joanne has an interest in the links between our physical and emotional wellbeing, and illnesses such as CFS/ME. In her previous career, Joanne worked in Early Years care. This has given her a sound understanding of human development and attachment styles. She uses this as the foundation of her client work, and often uses creative interventions to work with the 'inner child'.

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.

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.

Screen%20Shot%202017-04-26%20at%2014.39.Anna is an integrative counsellor and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Her qualifications include a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, a Postgraduate Certificate in Coaching and a Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Her professional experience of providing counselling includes work at Universities, the NHS, IAPT agencies and Bereavement Services.  She believes that there is real potential for change held in the relationship between psychotherapist and client.  She uses an integrative model of working and embraces different approaches. Each client is unique and she works in an authentic way to allow your true nature to come through. Her aim is to offer you a safe, confidential and trusting space where you feel able to explore what has brought you to therapy. She has worked with different groups of clients, from small children through students to adults. Some of the issues she has helped with are anxiety, depression, pregnancy related issues, eating disorders, bereavement, trauma and work related difficulties.  She believes that as a client you should set the agenda.  She sees individual clients for short term or longer term open-ended therapeutic work.  In her view there is no right or wrong length of time for therapy.   You will be listened to and supported in a process to enable you to start living life in a way that has meaning to you.

Screen%20Shot%202017-04-27%20at%2015.11.Chanel is committed to supporting you to overcome the issues in your life and feel better. As an Integrative Psychotherapist/Counsellor she combines CBT, Attachment and Person-Centred therapy. She helps clients with all types of issues from anxiety/depression, bereavement to relationships and habits/addictions. After seeing Chanel, clients often say they experienced a safe, accepting and confidential space to explore their issues along with just the right amount of challenge to move forward and progress. With other professional qualifications and experiences you will be in the hands of an effective therapist. These include - a degree in Psychology, Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness, NLP, Life Coaching, Yoga, Massage and Sign Language. In addition, she is working towards an MSc in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy.

Asif is currently studying on the MSc Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Derby and is a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). His practice integrates three main mod alities; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Attachment Theory (AT) and Person-Centred Therapy (PCT) which allows Asif to tailor the most appropriate intervention to the client and their needs. Asif has experience working within the healthcare sector with issues such as anxiety, depression, work related problems, bereavement and eating disorders. He currently resides within the NHS. In his spare time he enjoys travelling and going to the gym.

Deborah is an existentially-informed, person-centred psychotherapist-in-training, in the final months of the MSc in Person-Centred & Experiential Psychotherapies course at the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute in Nottingham. Deborah sees meeting with people in the therapy room in the way Emmy van Deurzen (2015, p.75) explains in Paradox and Passion: “we are collaborators, part of a team of two, looking together at the issues that one of us is currently confronting, but which are just as relevant to the other”. Deborah has trainee membership of the UKCP, student membership of the BACP, and is a member of the UKCP Ethics Committee.

Member organisations *

* We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Photos & videos

  • Green Lane Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Babington Lodge
  • Green Lane Counselling


£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