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Disability Derbyshire (DDCIL)

Ripley, DE5 3EF
01773 740246 01773 740246 Registered / Accredited

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.

Member organisations *

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Our counsellors have direct experience of Disability.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy

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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.

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

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


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

Older adults
Disability Derbyshire (DDCIL)

Disability Derbyshire (DDCIL)