About us

First Steps ED is the Midlands specialist eating disorder charity and the largest face to face provider in the UK providing hope, opportunities and choices to eating disorder recovery.

Established in 2004 our multi-disciplinary team works with all ages, genders and backgrounds impacted by body image, disordered eating and disorders (all presentations), and our compassionate BACP counsellors offer clients one-to-one therapy that is recognised and respected by our commissioners as person-centred and outcome focused offering people and their parents/carers the real possibility for eating disorder recovery.

Training, qualifications & experience

All of our Counsellors and Psychotherapists are members of the BACP and receive regular clinical supervision. We offer sessions with trainee counsellors and qualified counsellors.

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.

BACP

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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

Fees

From £20.00 to £45.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed

Additional information

We offer counselling with trainee counsellors at £20 per session but also offer £10 sessions for those experiencing financial hardship.

We offer counselling with private, qualified counsellors at £45 per session.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

First Steps ED
Woburn House
Vernon Gate
Derby
Derbyshire
DE1 1UL

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.

First Steps ED

First Steps ED