Green Lane Counselling & Psychotherapy
Green Lane Counselling & Psychotherapy
128 Green Lane
0797 771 2027
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
My 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 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 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 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 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 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.
Laura 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.
Karen 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.
Joanne 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 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.
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.
Samantha 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 Masters 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 Counselling 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 member 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.
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.
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.
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Areas of counselling we deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Family/systemic therapy
- Human Givens psychotherapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Interpersonal therapy
- Person-centred therapy
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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
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Appointments available from 8am - 8pm, Monday to Friday and Saturday mornings
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|