Billie Riley MBACP Registered Member (Snr.Accred)
07780995425 / 07780995425
I am a counsellor, supervisor and trainer with more than 20 years experience in universities GP surgeries, and in now solely in private practice.
I believe that all sorts of circumstances, relationships and situations change who and how we are. Sometimes this can lead to us being overwhelmed with thoughts and feelings or behaving in ways we don't recognise or like in ourselves.
Talking things through in therapy can help us to re-connect and find our own understanding and ways forward. This can restore a sense of perspective, identity and equilibrium and renew our relationships with ourselves and those around us.
I listen with acceptance, openness, authenticity and a freedom from judgement.
I have experience with many issues and I welcome clients from all walks and at all stages of life, including towards its end.
I relish our diversity as expressed in many ways: belief, background, experience and identity.
I have found that being in the natural world can provide us with a greater sense of our own nature, it can expand our horizons, change our perspective and challenge us. So as well as working in The Coach House Studios in Wirksworth, I also see clients and supervisees in a nearby woodland.
Please contact me by phone or email if you'd like to talk any of this through. I will reply to you as soon as possible. If what I am offering is of interest to you we could arrange an initial meeting without obligation.
Training, qualifications & experience
I received a Post-graduate Diploma in Counselling in 1995 and have held a Diploma in Person-Centered supervision since 2004.
I have been accredited with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy since 2002 and am now a Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist.
I am registered with the UK Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
I am also a qualified teacher and experienced trainer.
I am qualified and experienced in Taking Therapy Outdoors.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
I charge £45 per hour, payable at the start of each meeting or by bank transfer.
I work in and around the market town of Wirksworth in Derbyshire. This is accessible from Derby by bus and Nottingham and Sheffield are within an hour's drive.
I currently offer 2 locations for counselling:
- inside at The Coach House Studios in the centre of Wirksworth. One of the rooms has possible access for wheelchair users, however access to the toilet involves a few stairs.
- in a nearby woodland that would involve some rough terrain and no facilities!
We will decide in advance of each session where it will be held so we can meet there and both prepare for weather etc. if necessary.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||My BSL is quite basic.|
I see clients during working hours on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Other times may be available, please call to discuss.
Types of client
Supervision & training
Since qualifying as a supervisor in 2004 I have offered clinical supervision to counsellors working in many different contexts across the public and private sectors.View supervision profile