Dr Bill Naylor, BA (Hons), PG Dip Couns, PG Dip PTSD, MA, PhD

Dr Bill Naylor, BA (Hons), PG Dip Couns, PG Dip PTSD, MA, PhD

University Of Derby
Kedleston Road
DE22 1GB


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About me

How Counselling can help

There are times in life when our family and friends may not provide the support we need or when we realise the things that used to help us feel alive and well are no longer working for us. We may simply need a calm, safe and confidential space to explore how one is currently experiencing life.

Counselling can help you to take a step back and review in a calm non-judgemental environment how you would like to move on with your life from this point to a more fulfilling sense of well being. Many of my past clients have commented that counselling gave them their life back.

I am a qualified and experienced Psychotherapist and Supervisor. I provide a safe and supportive environment that is confidential and welcoming.

I have practised as a Psychotherapist for 26 years and have worked with a broad range of clients and in a variety of settings that include: hospitals, end of life care, prisons and education. I am qualified to doctoral level as an Integrative therapist and my client work draws on Solution Focused, Person-Centred and Cognitive Behavioural approaches.

What to expect in your first session

At the very beginning of therapy the early sessions will have a focus on you helping me to gain insight into your current life situation so that we can discern what your goals are and how we can potentially work towards them so that at the end of therapy you feel in a more comfortable and manageable place.

What do clients bring to therapy?

The client difficulties that I have worked with over my years in practice include: General Anxiety Disorder and Panic Attacks, providing support for clients experiencing periods of depression and desperation, traumatic life events and changes, bereavement and loss and relationship difficulties.

I hold a specialised Post Graduate Diploma in the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and have worked with clients to help them gently process the trauma that they have experienced.

I firmly believe that the client / therapist relationship is of key importance for therapy to be successful and to that end the client will find in me personal characteristics such as concern, genuineness and empathy.

i am happy to work both short and long term with clients and the client is in control at all times with regard to how they wish for their therapy to progress.

Training, qualifications & experience

Over the years of training as an Integrative Therapist I have qualified to work in the following modalities: Person-Centred Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Gestalt Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

  • 2.1 (Hons) Spanish and Philosophy - 1989
  • Post Graduate Diploma Counselling Practice - 1995
  • Post Graduate Diploma Post Traumatic Stress Counselling - 1996
  • MA Counselling Practice - 1998
  • PhD Counselling and Psychotherapy - 2010

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My Fees for a 1 hour single client session are : £50

I am happy to discuss fees for other therapeutic services that I offer such as organisational work.

Maps & Directions

Derby, DE22 1GB

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: Spanish


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


I am very flexible with my availability and can see clients weekday evenings and weekend day time.

Types of client

Employee Assistance Programme