Andrew Murfin

Andrew Murfin

16 Rannoch Close
DE22 2SJ

01332 739768 / 07980 188136

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About me

Whatever you come to counselling for; a build up of daily stresses or major life event, I offer a non-judgemental confidential space where you matter and feel valued. I will help you reflect on what you are experiencing and look at ways you might understand your difficulties better. We will work together to help you find your inner resources and strengths, and help with whatever is holding you back from living life to the full.

My varied life experiences and dealing with adversity in my own life help me relate well in an honest and down-to-earth way.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Qualified to CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Creative Therapeutic Interventions, Person-centred / Client centred Counselling.
  • Please take a look at the person centred counselling approach at the end of this profile.
  • Trained for over 7 years in Counselling skills theory and practice.
  • Foundation Certificate in Bereavement Care Level 3
  • Cruse Bereavement Certificate in Supervision.
  • Cruse Bereavement Certificate in Group work Facilitation.

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Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Major Life Changes
  • Separation and Divorce
  • Relationship issues / Past or Present
  • Past experiences
  • Low self-Esteem
  • Lacking confidence
  • Exploring who you really are

Also: loneliness, life transitions (such as career change, moving house/area, empty nest, new parenthood), work issues, low mood, bullying, loss, bereavement, spiritual exploration and personal development.


Appointment times and costs per session.

Individual clients: £50 per session. One hour.

Reduced fees for students requiring counselling as part of their ongoing training requirements.

Daytime and evening appointments are available Monday - Friday.

Weekend appointments are available in some circumstances if required.

Further information

Person-Centred Counselling (also known as “Client-Centred” or Rogerian” counselling)

This approach to counselling and psychotherapy sees human beings as having an innate tendency to develop towards their full potential. But this is inevitably blocked or distorted by our life experiences, in particular those who tell us we are only loved or valued if we behave in certain ways and not others, or have certain feelings and not others. As a result, because we have a deep need to feel valued, we tend to distort or deny to our awareness those of our inner experiences that we believe will not be acceptable.

The counsellor or psychotherapist in this approach aims to provide an environment in which the client does not feel under threat or judgement. This enables the client to experience and accept more of who they are as a person, and reconnect with their own values and sense of self-worth. This reconnection with their inner resources enables them to find their own way to move forward.

The counsellor or psychotherapist works to understand the client's experience from the client's point of view, and to positively value the client as a person in all aspects of their humanity, while aiming to be open and genuine as another human being. These attitudes of the therapist towards the client will only be helpful if the client experiences them as real within the relationship, and so the nature of the relationship that the counsellor and client create between themselves is crucial for the success of therapy.

Maps & Directions

Derby, DE22 2SJ

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme