Disability Derbyshire (DDCIL)
Our counselling service is open to all disabled people and their family members in Derbyshire. We work with couples if at least one person is a disabled person. We also offer counselling to parents with disabled children. Please note there is no need to be registered disabled to use our service. Disability does not have to be the focus of the counselling. Our clients seek counselling for many different reasons including anxiety, depression, to help with confidence and to improve relationships with others.
We work across the county to provide counselling in suitable accessible venues.
Counselling deals with the feelings people experience in everyday life. Our counselling service is one part of a support service which follows a model where all the influences that make up our experiences - personal, social and environmental - are seen as a whole. We work with the feelings people experience in everyday life. Counselling can help you to recover your strengths and reach a better feeling of control and responsibility in your life and recognise what can be changed. Counsellors do not make decisions for you but empower you to come to your own decisions and process your feelings.
Training, qualifications & experience
We are an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
DDCIL has some accredited counsellors, some qualified counsellors working towards accreditation and some counselling students on professional training courses and on placement. All counsellors work in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
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Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling we deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling we deal with
Our counsellors have direct experience of Disability.
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As a registered charity donations are encouraged. We suggest £5 per session. If a person cannot donate this would not impact on the quality of service offered.
We have female and male counsellors. Counselling is available for up to 12 sessions at a time. Sessions are usually weekly. Everyone has different circumstances but you and your counsellor will reach an agreement when to end.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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9am - 5pm Monday to Friday Please note that although our head office is based in Ripley, we do offer counselling in clients' different areas of Derbyshire hiring suitable venues to meet
Types of client