Dorinda Thirlby:MSc Int. Psychotherapy, Registered Nurse (UKCP&NMC accredited)

Dorinda Thirlby:MSc Int. Psychotherapy, Registered Nurse (UKCP&NMC accredited)


01625529470 / 07958959097

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01625529470 / 07958959097

About me

I work both in the NHS and in private practice. I realise that, initially, approaching a therapist or counsellor can seem daunting, My therapeutic approach is down to earth which I hope puts people at ease.

I am an experienced and qualified Integrative Psychotherapist working collaboratively with people towards resolving a wide range of emotional, relationship and family issues.

I have a long track record in helping people to improve their lives. I have worked as a nurse/ counsellor in the NHS for the past 25 years and have additional expertise in working with people who are stressed in relation to health and ill health concerns.
Areas that I have particular counselling expertise in:

Difficulties in relationships: partners, family, friendships or work
Where a person feels unhappy with some aspect of their life
Support around a medical diagnosis or ill health
Anxiety and depression
Self esteem
Diversity related issues
Work or home related issues
Personal development

Training, qualifications & experience

Integrative Psychotherapy MSc (Metanoia Institute/Middlesex University)
Registered Level 1 Nurse. Sexual Health Adviser/ Counsellor employed in the NHS. Experience in the fields of sexual health, gender and sexuality, sexual assault, abuse and addiction.
UKCP Registered Psychotherapist. As a qualified psychotherapist I am accredited with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited



The first consultation is an opportunity to meet, talk and explore the benefits of working together and to verify whether counselling or therapy would be of assistance to you. You will get a sense of how counselling/ therapy works and it will give us both an opportunity to decide if I am the right person to work with you. if we decide to work together then there is an agreement for a further 6 sessions, after which we review progress and agree the next steps. Sessions are held in my therapy room in my house in Wilmslow. Each session lasts 50 minutes and costs £40 (or 75minutes for couples at £50).

Maps & Directions

Wilmslow, SK9

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


I have availability on Monday &Tuesdays including evening, I also have time on a Friday afternoon.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I have been practicing as a supervisor for the past four years.

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