Cheryl Darby

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Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG5
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I trained as an integrative humanistic therapist and practice as a person-centred counsellor.

As part of my diploma, I had to have so many hours of personal counselling. My reaction to this was why? "I don't have anything to talk about, nothings bothering me". The reason for this was to understand counselling/therapy from a client's perspective and to feel what it's like to explore areas that you think do not have an impact on you, to feel different emotions and understand why. For me personally, it was one of the most positive experiences I have had. I did not connect with the first counsellor I met and so I met with another one and felt comfortable straight away. She did not ask me questions or prompt me in any way. I was quite surprised how I began to talk about my past and issues  that I had kept hidden for years. I also had sessions that did not involve my past but about the present and everyday issues, college, work, family, stress, laughter and most importantly it was about me for 50 minutes once a week feeling comfortable and safe to talk about anything I wanted to.

I provide a safe, private and confidential space for you to feel comfortable and to allow you to find the ability within yourself to explore your thoughts and feelings. I will not inform you or advise you on what to do to enable change within yourself, but I will be with you to guide you through your process of your counselling journey. I am not here to judge you, I am here to listen and provide my skills and empathy to help you explore.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 2 in Counselling Skills
  • Level 3 in Counselling Studies
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Diploma in Clinical Assessment within an agency setting   
  • I have worked voluntary for 
  • ISAS (incest & sexual abuse survivors) 
  • Place2be
  • Reachout Counselling                                  

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£40.00 - £45.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

  •  50 minute session - £40
  • Travelling to clients home - £45

Payment can be made by cash or bank transfer at the start of the session.

When I work

Please contact me for availability   

Further information

There are a few steps leading down to the practice, theses steps are not steep and are cleared of any ice in the winter months. I do offer home visits for those of you who may find it difficult to leave your home for whatever reason. This could be because of no disabled access to counselling facilities or maybe you have concerns around leaving your home. Please contact me to discuss a home visit and I will gladly consider the distance I would travel. Please be mindful that to have counselling at your own home you would be required to be on your own for the purpose of confidentiality.

I am located in the Bestwood Park area of Nottingham (NG5). The practice is 10 minutes from Sherwood, Arnold, Carrington, Woodthorpe, Daybrook Bestwood, Top Valley, Heronridge, Rise Park, Warren Hill and Kyle View.

NG3 areas of Carlton, Sneinton, St,Ann's and Mapperley are 10 - 15 minute distance.

Ng4 areas of Gedling Village, Netherfield, Carlton and Colwick are 20 minutes distance.

NG6 areas of Bestwood Village, Bulwell and old basford are 10-15 minutes distance

NG7 areas of New Basford, Forest Fields, Hyson Green, Radford and lenton are 20 minutes distance.

Ng8 areas of Aspley, Wollaton, Whitemoor, Bilborough and Strelley are 25 minutes distance.

There is parking available outside the practice at all times.

There is a 5-10 minute walk from the main bus routes. NCT 15, 17, 19, 79, 87, 88 and 89.

Other buses are available which stop on hucknall road which is approximately a 15 minute walk.                                 

I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and I abide by their ethical framework for good practice. I have civil liability insurance.

Please contact me if you would like any further information. I would be happy to talk with you and will consider any request for different times and travelling to your home or meeting outside.

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG5

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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unfortunately due to the geographical location of the practice there is no disabled access. However I do offer home visits if for any reason you cannot leave the house or struggle to find accessible counselling services.

Cheryl Darby
Cheryl Darby