Dr Nichola Marchant, (Clinical Psychologist, Derbyshire)

Dr Nichola Marchant, (Clinical Psychologist, Derbyshire)

Belper Cottage Project
16 Chapel Street
DE56 1AR

Orchard Well-being
The Old Pigsties
Pentrich Lane End

07771 391614 / 07771 391614

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Belper Cottage Project
16 Chapel Street
DE56 1AR

Orchard Well-being
The Old Pigsties
Pentrich Lane End

07771 391614 / 07771 391614

About me

I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist based in Belper and Pentrich (near Ripley) in Derbyshire. I have been working with individuals, couples and families who experience mental health difficulties and emotional distress for the last 16 years in both the NHS and independent sector.

As a Clinical Psychologist, I am trained and have experience in working with people with a range of presenting difficulties including mental and emotional health, developmental disorder and learning difficulties. I work with people of all ages (including children and young people) and work with individuals, couples and families.

I specialise in working with people with long-standing or complex difficulties, those with a history of trauma / abuse, with relationship difficulties and people with personality disorder. I also have a keen interest in working with those with emotional difficulties and mood problems such as anxiety, depression and issues relating to anger and those who have developed problematic coping patterns (such as self-harming and addictions).

Therapy is an personal process and no one approach suits everybody. I offer an individualised approach to talking therapy combining aspects of the following models - Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, CBT; Dialectical Behavior Therapy, DBT skills , Schema Focused Therapy, Somatic Trauma Therapy, Compassion Therapy and Psychodynamic approaches.

I also offer Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (therapy involving horses). This is an experiential therapy (so less focus on talking and more on doing) which can be an extremely powerful, solution focused approach.

This approach is used extensively in the USA with a variety of client groups including those with ASD, relationship difficulties (couples and families), those who have issues relating to eating, individuals with substance misuse , people who have experienced PTSD and young people who are offending.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology 2:1
  • DClinPsy Doctorate of Clinical Psychology
  • Chartered member of the British Psychological Society
  • Practitioner Psychologist registered with the Health & Care Professionals Council

I am a qualified Doctor of Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) , registered with both the HCPC and British Psychological Society (CPsychol) .

I have completed additional training in Schema Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, Somatic Trauma Therapy and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. I am committed to continue to develop my skills and practice to enable me to provide an effective service to my clients.

I have worked in a variety of settings in both the NHS and the Independent sector. I have worked in a variety of specialist services including addiction services, youth offending services, personality disorder services and preventing family breakdown services.

I have worked therapeutically with clients of all ages, including children and their families, couples, older adults and children and adults with learning disabilities and developmental disorder (eg Autistic Spectrum Disorder). I enjoy working collaboratively with clients and appreciate the importance of a sound, therapeutic relationship at the core of all therapy. I have extensive experience working with those with substance misuse / addiction difficulties and in working with those who self-harm.

I understand that therapy needs to be tailored to the individual. For some people accessing therapy their focus is on making sense of early childhood experiences and repeating patterns while others prefer to focus on the here and now. Both approaches are equally valid. I work compassionately with clients, recognising the challenges they have experienced and offering a way forward.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Other areas of counselling I deal with

Couples therapy / couples counselling
Parenting support
Cognitive assessment (adults)
Autistic Spectrum Disorder Assessment (ADOS)
Group Therapy
Assessment / Expert Witness work
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy


Please contact me to discuss fees.

Further information

I am a Chartered member of the British Psychological Society and registered with the HCPC (PYL26017).

I'm happy to be contacted by email, phone or text. I will return all contacts.

Maps & Directions

Belper, DE56 1AR
Pentrich, DE5 3RH

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


A range of early morning, daytime, weekend and evening appointments available.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I am an experienced supervisor having offered individual supervision to a variety of professionals including Forensic Psychologists, Assistant Psychologists, Nurses, Drug-Workers, Social Workers and CBT therapists.

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