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About us

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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Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Other areas of counselling we deal with

Our counsellors have direct experience of Disability.

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Additional information

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.

When we work

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

Further information

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.

Park Road, Ripley, DE5 3EF

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults