About me

I am a Counselling Psychologist, registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. I have over 8 years experience in providing psychological therapy and can provide Person Centred Therapy, EMDR, CBT, ACT, Non-Violent Communication, Systemic Therapy, Hypnosis and  use various other psychological tools and aspects of different therapies as required (e.g. Compassionate Inquiry and CFT). This is all provided within a humanistic framework valuing your uniqueness and strengths, within a therapeutic relationship emphasising respect, warmth and compassion. Within therapy this means empowering you and working as a team with equal power where you are always in control of the work and your are kept fully informed. I work with a wide range of issues from depression, anxiety, trauma, phobias, transitions, persistent mental health conditions and many other difficulties.

I specialise in stress and anxiety management. This means developing effective solutions to make life workable and more enjoyable again. I also specialise in childhood sexual abuse and understand the wide range of difficulties and distress experienced and later effects like trauma, low esteem. Additionally I work with LGBTQA+ issues and relationship issues generally.

I look forward to working with you and providing a safe space for you to be heard and collaborate on working towards your goals. I like to use a little humour and am very welcoming, so hopefully will get you to feel comfortable in therapy very quickly.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Doctorate in Psychology (DPsych) in Counselling Psychology (Glasgow Caledonian University)
  • MSc Measuring Perception
  • ACT for Trauma with Russ Harris online training.
  • CBT with Judith Beck online training for Personality Disorders, Depression and Anxiety
  • BSc (Hons) in Psychology with Distinction
  • HPD Hypnosis
  • Full PVG member

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.


Additional information

£60 - £90

Office 1
70 Quakerfield

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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Dr Derek Robertson

Dr Derek Robertson