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
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.
Areas of counselling we deal with
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Our counsellors have direct experience of Disability.
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.