Doraliz Aranda Verified Professional Verified Professional
Verified Professional

Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.

About me

I am specialised in counselling children from age 9 and teenagers around school issues, friendship issues, self-harm, phobias, social anxiety, panic, parents’ separation, self-love issues, child bereavement, traumatic events, change, anger, shame, internet addiction.

I also work with adults around very specific issues like the breakup of a precious relationship, marital issues & affairs, divorce, abuse in its different forms (financial, physical, sexual, psychological, emotional), traumatic bonding, pre and postnatal depression, floating anxiety, self-esteem issues, self-sabotage, honour abuse, traumatic loss by suicide, grief and bereavement, mother and father wound, addictions, OCD & Phobias, migration grief, adverse childhood experience (ACE).

I can provide Pre-trial Counselling for children and adults.

My first approach to mental health was to support around work related issues (open, passive & covert aggression, emotional destabilization, bullying, mobbing, mistrust, unrealistic delivery deadlines, fast-paced work environment and work pressure), so I am quite happy supporting you in any of these matters. 

I don´t like to put labels to human experiences, some of these issues can naturally create in us anger, fear, shame, sadness, guilt, regret, or loneliness, life becomes difficult, over time appear more complex mental health issues like anxiety, panic attacks, grief, addiction issues -or a melancholy that doesn´t go away even with medication.

I work in an integrative way using different Counselling techniques and working creatively, helping you at the same time through psychoeducation, never underestimate how understanding these conditions can help you.

I am fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Level 5 Diploma to Counsel Children and Young People age 9 - 22 (CPCAB) 

Level 5 Introductory Certificate in Counselling Children & Young People 

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB).

Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies (CPCAB).

Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Studies (CPCAB).

Training in Chaplaincy for The Police & Rescue Team.

Diploma in Individual & Organisational Stress Management. 

Diploma in Marketing Communications (CIM).

BA (h) in Business.

Member organisations


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.


£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Health Insurance/EAP

  • WPA
  • Aviva
  • Axa Health

Additional information

£40 per session

Further information

I am an individual member of the BACP. I have published 4 books around mental health, in August 2021 I have been awarded "The Derbyshire Beacon of Hope" as part of a team by the Police & Rescue Team for helping people during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Derby, Derbyshire, DE21

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults