Green Lane Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Please do not hesitate to call 07977712027 or email to book in for an assessment session. Reduced fees are available for anyone in financial hardship and there is no limit to the number of concessions that we can offer.
Green Lane Counselling and Psychotherapy is an affordable service based in the centre of Derby which aims to make counselling accessible to everyone, especially those people who are in need but might not normally be able to afford it. If you feel you cannot cope - whether because of a sudden change or crisis in your life or because of longer-term issues - we may be able to help.
By talking together, we can help you better understand your thoughts, feelings and behaviours in a safe, confidential environment where you will be treated with respect and compassion. We can work together to help you make choices that could lead to positive changes in your life.
Contact us now for an assessment. We see clients from the age of 5 upwards.
Appointments available from 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday and Saturday mornings/early afternoons.
Training, qualifications & experience
My name is Lucy Harris and I own and manage the Green Lane Counselling & Psychotherapy Service. There are currently 30 therapists working in the service. I have a Master's Degree in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP accredited). I am an accredited registered member of the BACP. I have worked with a whole range of ages and issues. I have worked with adults at several charities which help clients who might not normally be able to afford it to access counselling. I have worked with clients who have anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, agoraphobia and self-harming behaviour. I have an interest in Compassion Focused Therapy which is often used with clients who are very self-critical. I have worked with primary school children in Nottingham, utilising play therapy to work with issues such as anger management and other behavioural problems which are affecting their school life. My Master's research project looked at the current state of counselling in primary schools.
Jack Ellis has a Master's Degree in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy and is a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). He is an Integrative Psychotherapist combining approaches from Person-centred therapy (PCA) Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT) and Attachment theory. He also utilises Compassion Focused Therapy and Schema Therapy where appropriate for the client. Jack has experience working in Education, Private therapy and NHS talking therapies (IAPT). Jack has worked with (but is not limited to) - Anxiety, Depression, Bereavement, Self-criticism, Anger Management, Relationship issues, Autism and counselling, Self-Harming and Low Self-Esteem.
Laura Humphrey is a qualified Psychotherapist. She has an accredited MSc
in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy. She works with a wide variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, self-harm, suicidal intent and abuse. Previously she worked in the Mental Health field for 15 years with clients who had severe and enduring mental illness. She also worked in Neuro Rehab at Derby Royal, and Oncology at Nottingham City Hospital. Laura's aim is to work with clients to better their lives, and help them to understand why they feel the way they do, and to help them move forward to a more manageable life.
Karen Smith has completed a level 4 Diploma in Counselling Practice, is a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and works within their Ethical Framework. The main therapeutic approach Karen uses is Psychodynamic.
This approach means that Karen works with her clients to bring their unconscious thoughts and feelings into consciousness - helping them to unravel, experience and understand their true, deep-rooted feelings in order to resolve them. This approach takes the view that our unconscious holds onto painful feelings and memories, which are too difficult for the conscious mind to process. Karen may focus on patterns of behaviour and attachment theory with her clients whilst working with them to explore how their history is impacting on their present-day life. Karen will adapt her technique and therapy style to the client enabling a secure, trusting, therapeutic relationship.
Karen has over 30 years’ experience of coaching and mentoring adults and is also a school counsellor supporting Key Stage 3 and 4 students. Karen has developed a creative approach to working with young people and adults. She has experience of working with (but not limited to) depression, anxiety, domestic abuse, relationship and grief counselling, family problems, drugs and alcohol, suicidal ideation, OCD, PTSD and sexual abuse.
Sandra Hussey has a BA (Hons) in Humanistic Counselling Practice from the University of Nottingham, a Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling and is a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Sandra has seven years’ clinical experience working with all ages, individuals, couples and groups. She has extensive counselling experiencing encompassing a range of issues including depression, anxiety, domestic abuse, severe and enduring mental health issues, relationship and grief counselling, drugs and alcohol, suicidal ideation, OCD, PTSD and sexual abuse. Sandra has worked extensively in Nottingham city schools, for charities in Nottingham and within mental health for the NHS. Sandra also practises hypnotherapy and has 4 years’ experience using the Rewind technique for trauma.
holds an MSc in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy and she is a registered member of the BACP following their guidelines and codes of ethics. She also holds a BSc First Class (Hons) degree in Psychology.
Sam has a volunteering background, working at a domestic abuse charity supporting victims of domestic violence, and as a mentor and a teaching assistant supporting disadvantaged and disengaged young people. She has also worked as a Specialist Mental Health Mentor supporting university students with an aim to reduce the impact their mental health might have on them and for them to achieve their full potential whilst at university.
As an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist, Sam combines the Person-Centred Approach, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Attachment Theory. Working integratively enables every therapy session to be tailored to the individual’s needs. She offers a safe, non-judgemental, confidential and supportive environment whereby clients are able to explore their thoughts, emotions and experiences and work towards their individual goals.
Some of the issues Sam has experience working with include but are not limited to: Anxiety, Depression, Low Self-Esteem, Self-Harming, Family and Relationship issues, Grief and Loss, Eating Disorders, Body related issues, OCD, Addiction, Trauma and Abuse.
Anna Urbanska is an integrative counsellor and accredited registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Her qualifications include a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, a Postgraduate Certificate in Coaching and a Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Her professional experience of providing counselling includes work at Universities, the NHS, IAPT agencies and Bereavement Services. She believes that there is real potential for change held in the relationship between psychotherapist and client. She uses an integrative model of working and embraces different approaches. Each client is unique and she works in an authentic way to allow your true nature to come through. Her aim is to offer you a safe, confidential and trusting space where you feel able to explore what has brought you to therapy. She has worked with different groups of clients, from small children through students to adults. Some of the issues she has helped with are anxiety, depression, pregnancy-related issues, eating disorders, bereavement, trauma and work-related difficulties. She believes that as a client you should set the agenda. She sees individual clients for short term or long term open-ended therapeutic work. In her view, there is no right or wrong length of time for therapy. You will be listened to and supported in a process to enable you to start living life in a way that has meaning to you.
Luke Hicken holds an MSc in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Derby, is a registered member of the BACP, and has higher education qualifications in Social Psychology, Development Psychology, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Philosophy. Luke works as an integrative psychotherapist, incorporating Person-Centered listening skills with Cognitive-Behavioural (CBT) and Attachment-based interventions, depending on the unique needs of each client. He also has experience working in a mentoring role with children at a primary school in South Wales, and with adolescents at an English language school in Belgium.
A musician at heart, Luke is also a Grade 8 guitarist and holds a BSc First Class Honours degree in Sound Technology.
Anna Douglas is a Counsellor/therapist trained to work with children, young people and adults. Anna has a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Level 7) and specialist training and experience working with children and young people and the use of Creative and Expressive therapies. Anna is a registered member of the BACP and is a member of the SEA the Society for Existential Analysis with a BA and MA in Philosophy which blends into her therapeutic work.
Anna has over 13 years of professional and voluntary experience working with children, adults and families within Multi-agency/Social Services, community projects and within the charitable sector. Anna has extensive experience working with difficulties around identity and the self, anxiety and depression, workplace/education and complexities within families and relationships.
Anna is trained to work with adults and young people integratively and creatively, meaning that in her backpack she has a range of skills she can use to help clients work through their difficulties. Anna primarily uses Humanistic, developmental and relational ways of working with clients. Anna is trained to work with Creative and Expressive techniques with a special interest in Play, Sand and Narrative techniques with a large range of tools clients may use if they wish. Anna provides a safe space to explore what clients wish to bring to counselling at their pace, which begins in the forming of a safe working relationship.
Hi, I’m Jo. I am a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist with a Master's Degree in this field (level 7). I'm a registered and accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), adhering to all ethical guidelines.
I volunteered for many years with a bereavement charity, which led me to train as a counsellor. I previously worked as a mental health nurse and mental health mentor at a university and have worked with a variety of problems in these positions. I believe passionately in the benefits of working together with a counsellor/psychotherapist to move you to the place you would like to be in your life.
I am trained integratively which means I will adapt the therapy to your needs. My training includes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Attachment Theory, Mindfulness, Bereavement Care and Transactional Analysis. I also practice Compassion Focused Therapy personally and with my clients.
I am also trained in Person Centred Counselling which I believe is the bedrock of all therapies. In the Person Centred approach there is no hierarchy between therapist and client; the therapist expresses empathy, genuineness and unconditional positive regard to their client at all times.
I am experienced in working with trauma, and in addition I am trained in working with couples: this could be, but is not exclusive to, romantic relationships and can include other relationships, for example supporting a breakdown in an adult parent and child relationship. I am also trained as a Level 3 supervisor for counsellors/psychotherapists.
I will always offer a warm welcome, and a safe and confidential space for each client.
Hi, I’m Halinka Hepworth. I can appreciate how difficult it can sometimes be to talk about your thoughts and feelings. I offer an empathic, non-judgemental, and safe space where you can explore the issues that are currently troubling you. I’ve spent many years supporting individuals in the workplace with a diverse range of situations and for the last 18 months have been a volunteer counsellor with Childline. I'm qualified in therapeutic counselling and work within the ethical framework of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
My focus is to support you to find your own ways to cope with challenging situations and overwhelming emotions and feelings.
Laura Atkins has a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from the University of Derby and is currently working towards a Master’s Degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy. She is a student member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and follows their guidelines and code of ethics. She currently works for a charity called SARAC where she has gained experience working with people who have been affected by sexual abuse, rape, child sexual exploitation and unhealthy relationships. She has experience in working with trauma, anxiety and depression. Laura combines approaches from Person-Centred, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Attachment Theory. This means she can tailor therapy to suit your individual needs. Together with you she can identify and work towards your goals.
Robert Hines has a BA (Hons) in Person Centred Counselling from the University of Nottingham and is currently undertaking a Masters in Trauma Studies. He is a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and a registered accredited member of National Counselling Society (NCS). He has 3 years’ experience working with young people and adolescents offering talk therapy or working with play. He gained experience working with young people and adolescents in primary and secondary schools in Nottingham through the organisation Contacts Counselling and Therapy. He has also counselled university students at Nottingham Trent University. In support of his continuing development as a counsellor he has undertaken workshops in working with play, self-harm, bereavement, depression and working with young people. Therapeutically Robert offers support from a person-centred perspective and incorporates both solution-focused and trauma-focused interventions to provide a more broad-based support for clients of all ages experiencing concerns such as anxiety, sexual abuse, depression, trauma, social anxiety, suicide, bereavement, self-harm and academic concerns. He holds the belief that life is a process just as counselling too is a process. Daily life and counselling fused together enriches people with insight and awareness to make necessary changes or see life afresh with newer understanding of self or others. All people deserve to live a life fulfilled in a way they choose.
Nick Campion is an integrative psychotherapist, with an MSc from the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute. He is interested in each client’s unique experience of themselves, others and the world around them. Understanding our relationships, both with others and with ourselves, is crucial in addressing our problems, challenges or distress. Indeed, our early relationships help shape who we become and many clients find it invaluable to finally understand the source of certain patterns of behaviour and emotions that are hard to explain. Nick’s experience working with clients has led me to be a strong believer in the power of listening with empathy and understanding, and utterly without judgement. Simply having the opportunity to speak freely and honestly without fear of judgement can be transformational in itself. He is interested in his clients as people rather than as any diagnosis they may be given. He believes 'What has happened to you?' is a far better question to ask than 'What is wrong with you?' Nick’s first goal is always to help the client feel safe, valued, accepted and understood.
Hello first let me introduce myself, my name is Marlon, I am a qualified Therapeutic Counsellor. My style of counselling is integrative where I adapt the session to meet the needs of each client. I am a member and work under the guidance of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). My aim is to support you in a person-centred way, meaning that you will be the focus of our time together. I will endeavour to maintain a safe environment for you to discuss any issues which you are facing without feeling judged.
I have a background in care and have worked in various areas of the care profession and the NHS. I have worked in occupational therapy, and acute mental health for Derbyshire Health Care Trust at Kingsway Hospital. I have supported people who suffer with one or more mental health illnesses such as depression, self-harm, obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety in different forms, personality disorders and some forms of addiction. I am also doing some training in understanding mental health in early years.
Over the years, my passion for helping people has developed and brought me to this stage in my life, where I want to help people through the vehicle of counselling. I am passionate about meeting people in their moment, at whatever stage they are in their lives and helping them to cope with the issues they are facing or work through them together.
Richard Mark-Hansen is currently studying towards an MSc in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy at the University of Derby, after previously completing a BSc in Counselling & Psychotherapy there. As a student member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), he is obligated to practice in accordance to their ethical guidelines for therapeutic practice. Richard’s mission is to work with clients to create a safe and understanding environment for clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, experiences, and subsequently themselves with the aim of empowering the client and helping them to navigate the difficulties they experience and reach healing and growth. He is also passionate about therapy’s accessibility, and trying to base therapy around the client as an individual, their needs and their goals. As someone who appreciates difference and diversity, he understands the importance of considering these when looking at how people uniquely attribute and understand their experiences.
Paul Williams has a profound interest in the field of Counselling and Psychotherapy and other talking therapies in general. The reason is he enjoys meeting people and interacting through discussion in face to face or group settings; this gives him the opportunity to listen and understand their concerns within a safe and comfortable environment. Paul is currently working towards his MSc in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Derby. His long-term aim is to specialise in Trauma, Bereavement, Survivors of Religious Cults and Human Trafficking. He is also interested in working with the Deaf Community, who have generally struggled to get access to Counselling and other forms of psychological support because of the limited number of counsellors who use British Sign Language. He has done his qualifications in British Sign Language Level 2 and Deaf History/ Culture. He intends to develop his skills in this area in order to support this client group. He has volunteered for ChildLine East Midlands, Cruse Bereavement Care, Marie Curie and Nottinghamshire Deaf Society. In addition, Paul has worked in a hostel with teenagers who were homeless and had been subjected to physical and sexual abuse; they were also dealing with issues such as substance misuse and self-harming behaviours. Furthermore, he has devoted my time to the Divert Trust which was a project aimed at supporting children that had been earmarked for exclusion from school.
Karen Chamberlain is currently working towards a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and is a student member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Karen works using a person-centred approach: she will help you to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours in a safe, confidential and trusting space free from judgement and will support you in facilitating any changes that you would like to make. Karen has a background of working in a SEN school, specifically with severe ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). Currently she volunteers for the charity Head High, which offers a safe space at weekends for adults struggling with their mental health to pop in for a coffee and a chat. In her work with Derby County Community Trust, Karen is involved in delivering sessions supporting adult mental health through physical activities, such as football and boxercise. She also delivers a youth group called Tackle It which works together with CAMHS to support 12 to 18 year olds with their mental health by offering a safe space to gain confidence and socialise.
Ruth Holland believes that counselling can transform your life and she would love to help. Whether you are struggling with stress and anxiety, trauma, relationships or just finding it difficult to get through the day. Ruth offers counselling of an Integrative nature, and her role is to help you to discover solutions to issues in a confidential, non-judgemental and supportive environment. She believes that you are able to make positive changes to your life when you are listened to and feel valued. Ruth has a particular interest in Compassion Focused Therapy and is an LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapist.
Ruth is qualified with a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, has a BSc (Hons) Psychology and is working towards an MSc in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy. She is a member of the BACP. Ruth was a teacher for over twenty years, supporting many children and their families.
Catherine Chapman is currently working towards an MSc in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy. This means she works with three modalities: cognitive behavioural therapy, person centred therapy and attachment theory, and tailors the sessions to meet a client’s individual needs. After studying CBT as a stand-alone modality, Catherine decided that a more integrative approach suited her personality. She believes in providing a safe, non-judgemental space for clients to explore their thoughts and feelings. Counselling placements and previous work in primary and higher education has allowed her to gain experience working with a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, grief, food and body related issues, trauma, and relationship issues. Catherine is interested in human connection to nature and animals, so spends much of her free time outdoors with her dog, who she is currently training to work as a future therapy dog.
Ross Webster is currently working towards my MSc in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Derby. He is also a student member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
Ross spent a number of years working in education, as a primary school teacher, and his experiences have highlighted the importance of positive relationships with his pupils, parents and colleagues to drive progress. He aims to relate to an individual and create a positive, safe environment which helps clients reach their goals. His years as a teacher have also given him insights into managing and supporting individual needs, with their wellbeing his priority, as well as an awareness of how early experiences can shape lives.
Ross believes counselling and psychotherapy can lead us to self-acceptance, self-discovery and contentment, while strengthening our relationships.
He is also a lover of sport and did a degree in Sports Science. His claim to fame is playing in a televised football match whilst living in Australia.
Hollie White is an integrative counselling psychotherapist working towards her MSc degree, and a student member of the BACP. Being an Integrative practitioner, bringing together the modalities of Person centred, Attachment and Cognitive Behavioural theories, she can offer a tailored response to supporting you with your needs, in a way that works for you.
Hollie also holds an MSc in Psychology and has a wide range of experience of supporting individuals from many different backgrounds and of all ages, with varying mental health needs in both education and the community. She is a caring, patient, non-judgemental and attentive person. She is also passionate about the natural tendency of human beings to grow, develop, and overcome the issues they face; however, we sometimes get stuck! When this happens, Hollie believes that very often it is through a supportive and respectful relationship with another in therapy that we can begin to become aware, understand, and take steps to resolve issues that may be holding us back in some way.
As a person of mixed raced heritage, Hollie has a good appreciation for cultural and diversity issues and the impacts this could have on an individual. In addition, she has a good appreciation of the impacts of family dysfunction, poverty and parental mental health on the child and young person as they develop into adulthood. More widely Hollie has interests in spirituality and holistic therapies, such as meditation and reiki as ways of self-care and grounding.
Charlotte Short is currently working towards a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and is a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). She believes that everyone is unique and should feel listened to and valued. Charlotte practises person-centred therapy, offering a safe, confidential space where you can explore what has brought you to therapy. She can help you to work through your thoughts and feelings in a non-judgmental, supportive environment and enable you to make a decision that's best for you.
Having volunteered at Cruse Bereavement Care Charlotte has gained extensive experience in supporting bereaved families and is trained in bereavement and grief support.
Emily Goyal - I am a qualified counsellor with a level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I work within the Ethical Framework of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I work with an integrative person-centred approach which means I keep my client as the focus and at the centre of our relationship. I provide a safe space for you to explore your own thought process, I will support you on your journey with a caring, non-judgemental approach.
I have experience of working with anxiety, eating disorders, addiction, trauma, parenting issues, pregnancy, depression, low self-esteem, relationship issues, gender dysphoria and chronic health issues.
I also have a keen interest in the mind and body connection, which is complemented by an interest in yoga, meditation, exercise and nutrition.
Josh Gahonia is currently studying an MSc in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Derby and is a student member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). He aims to provide an integrated approach to counselling utilising Person-centred Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Attachment Theory in order to offer a holistic, caring and effective approach to an individual’s needs. He has both personal and professional interests in meditation, breathwork and the power of being present in the moment. Josh has experience working with Samaritans as a listening volunteer for people who are in distress and want a safe, non-judgmental space to discuss their concerns. Life can be difficult and present us with great challenges at times, Josh would like to sit alongside his clients and support them on their journey towards emotional wellbeing.
Emma Engstrom is currently undertaking an MSc in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Derby. This provides her with in-depth training in integrative counselling incorporating the three main schools of counselling, namely; person-centred, CBT, and Psychodynamic which she will use and adapt to suit her client’s needs. She is a student member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and is obligated to practice in accordance with their ethical guidelines for therapeutic practice. She also has an LLB Law Degree. Emma’s previous experience is as a volunteer counsellor for Childline, providing telephone counselling to children and young people under the age of 18. She was exposed to a wide range of presenting issues such as bullying, eating disorders, bereavement, mental health, self-harm, and suicide. It was a steep learning curve but one which provided Emma with some fundamental skills that she applies to her counselling practice. Her aim is to create a safe, empathetic space for her clients, where they feel able to share and explore their issues at their own pace.
Nadeem Zakeer believes that every experience is unique to the individual and so are their struggles. He is committed to helping you understand and embrace your struggles, working together to heal and grow through them. Being an individual who’s strongly guided by meaning he is driven to provide effective, empathetic, and non-judgmental care to his clients. He is currently working towards an MSc in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Derby. As a student member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, he adheres to their code of ethics for standard practice in counselling.
During his 1 year-long internship at The Lighthouse Arabia, the largest mental health and wellbeing clinic in Dubai, Nadeem has had the opportunity to learn and train under clinical and counselling psychologists from various parts of the globe in different forms of therapy and host support groups. Moreover, he is also a certified Mental health First aider. He has been part of several community welfare centres where he has worked with teenagers, provided one-to-one support to the best of his ability, organized support groups, and conducted self-development classes for the youth. Nadeem’s goal is to communicate and demonstrate the power of psychotherapy to those who are struggling alone, simply due to lack of awareness of available treatment or stigma associated.
Emma Slusarenko is currently working towards a Master’s Degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, and is a student member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, (BACP). She offers an integrative approach, combining modalities such as Person-Centred Approach, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Attachment Theory. She has worked and volunteered in a number of different therapeutic environments, both in the UK and overseas. This involves mental health charities, including non-profit organisations in Asia, as well as working alongside professionals within recovery services, schools, social care, and the restorative justice system. Whilst everyone’s experiences are different, Emma tries to put herself in other people’s shoes, and feels passionate towards supporting clients on their journey in a way that is best suited to them. When exploring thoughts and feelings, she believes in creating a safe, trusting and non-judgmental space, in order for people to feel accepted and listened to.
Kellie Thomas is currently studying a Masters in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Derby. She is in the process of working towards completion of the course and is a member of the BACP, adhering strictly to their ethical framework. Kellie’s portfolio is made up of volunteer work and mentoring programmes, such as working closely with a charity called TwentyTwenty to support young people from low economic backgrounds and help guide them through their hardships. This involved mentoring and counselling support on a weekly basis to help clients work through difficult circumstances in their lives. She has always had a passion to support people through any complex journey they may face! Kellie offers counselling using an integrative approach, providing a safe, confidential environment where you can fully release your thoughts and feelings. Her role is to support you and walk alongside you in your counselling journey.
Neha Giri is currently working towards an MSc in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Derby. She is a registered student member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and will adhere to their code of ethics and practice standards. She also has an MSc in Developmental Psychology from Sheffield Hallam University.
Neha’s role is to provide unconditional support to help you discover the path to personal growth by understanding your own potential and limitations. She intends to create a safe, comfortable and non-judgmental environment which allows you to feel secure and confident to explore any issues or problems you are facing. She will be using an integrative approach, combining Person-Centred Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Attachment Theory, tailoring each session to your individual needs. She has volunteer experience in providing psychosocial support to Burn survivor children and their parents in Nepal. She is bilingual and can offer therapy sessions in English and Nepali.
Shelly Walker is currently training to become a fully qualified Integrative Psychotherapist and is a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Before embarking on her MSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy, she worked in senior marketing roles before becoming a full-time mum to three children. Throughout her life it has become Shelly’s passion to address our mental health in the same way as we would our physical health. She wants to remove the taboo and shame that some people feel which prevents them from reaching out. She can offer a warm, friendly, confidential, and non-judgemental space to work together in exploring any thoughts and feelings that might be stopping you from achieving true happiness and a life fulfilled as you deserve. Shelly can help by addressing whatever problems are concerning you. She will listen and support you and help you to feel more positive about the future.
Saindhavi Venugopal is a student currently pursuing an MSc in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Derby. She has also done her undergraduate in Psychology at MOP Vaishnav College for Women in Chennai, India. As a student member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), she is extremely ardent about upholding their fundamental principles and core values, such as respecting human rights, protecting the safety of clients and striving to update my competency in terms of inclusivity and equality. Having been brought up in Chicago and then moving to India for the latter half of her life, Saindhavi has developed a deeply ingrained desire to cater to the needs of a diverse, multicultural population.
She is deeply inspired by the work of Carl Jung and is fascinated by his commentary on archetypes, the shadow self and the collective unconscious. She has always been extremely intrigued by the plethora of therapeutic modalities present today as well as their ability to cater to the unique needs of a variety of clients, which is why she is extremely passionate about working in an Integrative context that allows her to engage with a client in a far more flexible and dynamic manner.
With regards to her interests outside the field of psychology and counselling, she has always been enthralled by performance and cultural arts as she was trained in South Indian classical dance for 11 years, Saindhavi also adores spending time in nature and enjoys writing for leisure!
Simon Lowe is completing an MSc in Person-Centred & Experiential Counselling and Psychotherapy at The Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute in Nottingham. He feels passionately about being person-centred, providing clients with a non-judgemental and empathic therapeutic environment that respects the autonomy and unique experience of every individual. This environment creates a safe space for personal growth and development through acceptance, empathy and being heard. Simon is a member of both the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) adhering to their code of ethics and frameworks. He is a placement counsellor for a local independent charity operating across Derbyshire, providing support and wellbeing services to their residents. He also work as an education volunteer for a local organisation working with young adults in Universities, Colleges, Schools and Festivals providing non-judgmental, fact-based information and support surrounding drug and alcohol use and the associated risks. Outside of the therapy room he is a business owner working with marketing teams, creatives and other business owners providing print related marketing solutions in a person orientated environment.
Simon has a love for the outdoors and connecting with nature and will often be found walking his dogs in the local countryside which is an important part of his personal self-care and wellbeing.
Chrissie James holds a level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and has a background in primary education. She has worked with children and young people in mainstream and special education settings. She has trained and worked as a nurture group teacher; providing a safe supportive environment focused on the social and emotional development of children struggling with their emotions. During her training, Chrissie has worked as a volunteer counsellor with Place2Be, a mental health charity that offers support and counselling to children and young people. When working with children and young people she uses creative materials and play to explore experiences and communicate emotions.
Chrissie has worked with adults experiencing a range of difficulties while on placement at Green Lane. She uses an integrated approach to counselling and adapts the sessions to meet the needs of the adult, child or young person she is working with. She believes by building a trusting therapeutic relationship and providing a safe confidential space, free of judgement, allows the process of self-discovery and recovery to begin. She works within the ethical framework of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and endeavour to always work in the best interests of her clients. Chrissie looks forward to meeting you and helping you to explore your difficulties and begin to make the changes that you want.
Gemma Greenbank My name is Gemma and I am currently working towards a BSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am a member of the BACP and uphold their values and principles and adhere to the BACP ethical framework.
I offer an integrative humanistic approach and central to my philosophy is the importance of the relationship between client and therapist. I believe every person is unique and the best expert on
themselves and as such you the client will be at the heart of the relationship. I will offer a safe space with warmth, confidentiality and no judgement as I walk alongside you on your journey as you explore your issues, thoughts and feelings.
In my career, I have worked in several industries ranging from HR to childminding which has given me the experience of working and supporting people from all walks of life. The most notable point in my career was working for a bereavement charity which helps young widowed people. This role developed my passion for supporting people through difficult times and inspired me to pursue my career in counselling and psychotherapy.
Danielle Jeffs Hi, my name is Danielle, and I am currently in the process of gaining a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I am also a student member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work within their Ethical Framework. I am training to work with an integrative, person-centred approach. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is at the heart of therapy and that you are the expert on your own experience and self. I aim to provide a safe, non-judgemental space for you to feel heard and comfortable to explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences.
I have a passion for music and its therapeutic benefits and I am currently
learning to play guitar.
Darren Hall Hi my name is Darren; I am currently working towards gaining a level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I work within the code of ethics and principles of the National Counselling Society (NCS) of which I am a student member. My work experience comes from volunteering with a homeless charity working outreach. Along with volunteering at a soup kitchen (Salvation Army) supporting people through times of hardship and everyday issues, needs. I have also volunteered/worked gaining experience from working with addiction and clients within a rehabilitation clinic setting working with people from all walks of life that have diverse needs, experiences and circumstances. Facilitating feelings groups, psycho-educational /psychological workshops covering a range of topics e.g. anger resentment, grief and loss, guilt and shame and more. I have also trained as an S.M.A.R.T recovery group facilitator, facilitating groups helping people to become self-empowered with recovery from addiction alcoholism, self-harming, gambling.
I am training to become Humanistic Integrative Counsellor, I aim to offer a safe therapeutic space where you can be heard, listened to, understood and accepted. Using a non-judgmental approach. I aim to use different approaches and techniques which are Integrative, helping people to become more self-aware in order to promote self-growth, self-development. Using skills and techniques, such as empathy and genuineness. The therapeutic approaches I use include Psychodynamic, CBT, REBT, and Gestalt, Transactional Analysis and Solutions-Focused Therapy and more. This allows for individual tailored needs in helping you to keep focused, which allows for further exploration of thoughts feelings and behaviours working towards achieving your personal goals.
My drive and passion is to help people to achieve their full potential, empowering themselves to live their lives true to themselves, free from the chains that can often hold people back and being able to keep moving forward and living a fulfilling life.
Kate Hicks Hi I’m Kate. I am currently working towards my Level 4 Diploma in Counselling and as such I’m a student member of the NCS (National Counselling Society). I am bound to work within the ethical guidelines set by the NCS and to maintain the correct levels of confidentiality at all times.
I have worked in the Aerospace industry for the past 15 years in various roles across project management and procurement. All of these roles have relied heavily upon people working together and collaboration which has fuelled my interest in people and well-being at work.
I have seen and experienced how transformational counselling can be when people are given the space to just be themselves and talk freely and openly without fear of judgement. That was my motivation to embark on a career change and become a counsellor myself so that I could provide that experience to others. I am training to use a pluralistic approach which is tailored to suit the needs of the individual client and could take practices from various modes of therapy such as CBT or person-centred. My aim is to provide a safe haven, where we can work collaboratively through any issues or challenges that you are facing.
Rowan Hyde Hello, my name is Rowan. I am a trainee Psychotherapist and student of Processwork, which is a humanistic and integrative psychotherapeutic approach. I am dedicated to values of empowerment, inclusion and compassion in my practice, and have a deep interest in social justice, equality, healing and nature connection. I aspire to enable resilience within my work, and to bring people into their own wisdom, wholeness and capacity to thrive.
I have years of experience supporting people from all walks of life, as a support worker for young people and adults with additional needs, and more recently through crisis intervention work around the Coronavirus pandemic, and as a volunteer counsellor for LGBT Foundation. I actively work towards affirming diversity and providing education around issues of marginalisation and oppression. In 2021 I co-founded Beyond The Box, a facilitation collective providing training and workshops about gender, sexuality and relationship diversity.
Safe and ethical practice is important to me, and I recognise that on-going self work is necessary to work with diverse identities and experiences. I am dedicated to self-education, self-reflection and constant engagement around dynamics of power and privilege. I am a member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy and abide by their code of ethical practice.
I look forward to meeting you and supporting you in your journey.
Hello, my name is Lorraine and I am working towards a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. Being a student member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I adhere to their ethical framework, maintaining their values and principles in my work.
I use an integrative approach underpinned by a core person centred belief, that given the right conditions, we all have potential for personal growth. It’s really important to me that you feel comfortable and informed during our work together and I offer a genuine, warm and caring environment, listening with empathy and without judgement.
During training, I gained experience as a placement counsellor with Place2Be, a children’s mental health charity that provides counselling within UK schools. Currently, I volunteer as a counsellor with Derbyshire WISH, an organisation that supports men, women and children affected by domestic abuse. Along with my role as a Samaritans listener, I have found all my experiences as a volunteer invaluable in my own development, most notably that I have been able to explore more creative ways of working with clients.
Hello my name is Tanya. I am studying for a Master’s degree in Psychotherapeutic Counselling at Staffordshire University. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psycotherapy (BACP) and follow their guidelines and code of ethics.
I offer a non-judgemental and supportive space to help you explore your thoughts and feelings and work towards your goals. I integrate other therapies into my person-centred approach to tailor our sessions to your individual needs. I look forward to supporting you on your journey.
I am also an Early Years Specialist Teacher with 19 years of teaching experience. I currently work with children with diagnosed and undiagnosed special educational needs and offer support to their families. I have experience working in children's centres, supporting families to work through difficulties preventing them from accessing education.
My name is Ben, and I love to explore the world around me, and findout about the people who inhabit it. I am passionate about music, photography,creativity andwildlife, but perhaps most of all I enjoy learning about people’s lives and the unique experiences which make you who you are. Life can sometimes be a challenging path to walk and I believe that everybody deserves a space to be supported in their challenges. As a trainee counsellor, I aim to provide that space through compassion, warmth, and a sincere desire to get to know the real you. By working together and earning your trust, we can hopefully make walking life’s path a warmer and more comfortable journey.
I am currently working towards an MSc in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy, and as a trainee integrative counsellor employ a variety of theories and approaches depending on what will benefit the client most, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Attachment Theory, and Person-Centred Theory.
Hi, I’m Shekha. From my observation, experience as well as research, it has become evident that culturally sensitive practitioners are key to facilitating the progress and development of a diverse set of clients. Humans perceive and respond to circumstances in their own unique ways; influenced by several factors such as culture, race, and faith to name a few. To attempt to decode the complex nature of human struggles, a more holistic approach of viewing the individual is necessary; aligning with the humanistic school. I believe this is possible through an inclusive form of therapy where different types of psychotherapies are integrated and tailored to the client. This has led me to pursue my Masters in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy at University of Derby.
My counselling style is warm, non-judgmental and compassionate, and I provide a safe and confidential space for my clients to explore their thoughts and emotions. I believe that every person has the potential for growth and healing, and I work collaboratively with my clients to help them achieve their goals. In addition, I am also actively involved in the counselling community and a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I regularly try to attend professional development workshops and conferences to stay updated on the latest research and techniques in the field.
When I’m not working, I love spending time in the nature or nurturing my friendships as well as initiating collective efforts towards cultivating more understanding, compassionate and empathetic communities that will serve to be support systems for those struggling with their mental health.
Hello, my name is Rushali. I am currently pursuing a Master of Science degree (Level 7) in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Derby. I work under the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy’s ethical guidelines and code of conduct as a student member. Previously, I have worked as a Behaviour Technician (registered with the Behavioral Analyst Certification Board) with children and young adults with special needs and have been trained in Applied Behavioural Analysis. I am also a certified Mental Health First Aider and Question, Persuade & Refer (QPR) suicide prevention Gatekeeper.
I have also earned a Bachelor of Arts and Science in English and Bio-Psychology from the University of California, Davis, U.S.A. As a person of Indian origin raised in Dubai and who lived in the U.S.A., I have had the opportunity to learn from and immerse myself in a diverse sociocultural environment. This, along with my work with The Mental Health Initiative and The Happiness Project in Davis has enabled me to work with individuals from a variety of cultures and the LGBTQIA community who identify with different sexual orientations and gender identities.
As a therapist, I look to provide a supportive and safe space where individuals feel welcome and encouraged to share their stories and discover parts of themselves. I hope to help you in your journey to self-discovery by recognising your inner strengths and potential to work with any issues and limitations you are facing in life. I look to support you through the Integrative Approach where I blend Attachment Theory, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Person-Centred Therapy as per your individualistic needs.
I am bilingual and can offer therapy in English and Hindi.
Hello, my name is Karimot. I am currently completing an MSc in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Derby, and I’m a student member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Prior to this I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. I am also a certified Mental Health First Aider and this gave me the tools to help people find the right support and recognise mental ill-health such as depression, anxiety and psychosis. I also learnt to listen effectively and communicate non-judgementally.
I am driven to overcome obstacles and I would like to add to and be a part of your journey to find and understand yourself. I will be using an integrative approach tailored to your individual needs, applying various theories and approaches from Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Attachment Theory and Person-Centred Theory. My main aim is to facilitate a non-judgemental, empathetic and safe space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings.
Hi, my name’s Olivia! I am currently studying an MSc in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy and I also have also recently completed a BSc in Psychology. Outside of my training and degree, I work as a support worker within a mental health unit, a job which I adore, and I take huge pride in supporting and caring for those who need a helping hand in getting the most out of life. I love festivals, all sorts of music, eating good food, travelling and sports; especially darts and football - being a huge Derby County fan for almost all of my life.
Due to my style of integrative training, I have knowledge and tools from different approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Attachment Theory and Person-Centred theory, and I will use these in ways which are beneficial and individual to each client, and with everyone being so unique, no two sessions will be the same. I aim to provide a warm, non-judgmental and comfortable atmosphere, so my clients and I can build up a genuine therapeutic relationship, to work through the challenges that they are facing together.
Hello, my name is Mel, I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist. I am a registered member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and follow their guidelines and code of ethics. I am fully insured, and DBS checked. I am trained to work within an integrative approach with a person-centred foundation, which means that I offer a safe space for you to explore your feelings in a non-judgemental and non-directive environment. I work with adults, young people and children.
I have worked with children and young people for 15 years in a school that specialises in Autism. At present, I work with children and young people aged 5-19 in schools offering support. This support includes emotional, behavioural, and social difficulties the children and young people may be struggling with which could be affecting their education and wellbeing. To enhance the sessions, I use play and creative resources, if relevant, to allow exploration of experiences and emotions.
I am trained through a national bereavement charity to offer bereavement and grief support to adults, children, and young people. I am trained through a local charity that supports people affected by sexual abuse and rape. I also have experience working with but not limited to autism, ADHD, trauma, disordered eating, depression, anxiety, self-worth and self-esteem issues, domestic abuse, self-harm, conflict, infertility, and life stages.
Aman Johal has a Masters Degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Derby. She is a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and
Psychotherapy (BACP) and adheres to their code of ethics and practice standards. Aman also holds a BA (Hons) degree in Public Policy and Management and has a background in both public and private sector care. She is a qualified Holistic Therapist providing support and therapy for mental health projects within Erewash Borough and Nottingham City Council and also works as an outreach volunteer for the Samaritans. This has helped her gain experience working with many issues including: depression, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, addiction, anger, family/relationship issues, bereavement, PTSD, OCD, sexual abuse, domestic violence, body dysmorphia, eating disorders and gender/identity issues. Aman has a warm, caring and non-judgemental approach and aims to create a safe, comfortable and relaxed environment, enabling clients to feel secure and confident when exploring any issues or problems they may be facing. She uses an integrative approach when working with clients, combining Person Centred Therapy, Attachment Theory and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, tailoring each session to individual needs. Aman is bilingual and able to offer sessions in English and Punjabi.
Ian Hewitt has a University Diploma in Counselling Skills and Studies (level 5), a Post-Graduate Certificate in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy and he is currently working towards an MSc degree in this subject. He is also trained in Bereavement and Grief support. He volunteers for a national bereavement care charity and part of this voluntary work involves him running a local support group for them. Ian practises Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, a therapy that combines Person-Centred Approach, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Attachment Theory in an approach that understands how these therapies compliment each other. Integrative Therapy adapts and evolves to an individual’s experiences raising a self-understanding of how we interact with life’s challenges. The foundation of Ian’s work is to provide a compassionate, understanding, and non-judgmental space where your well-being is of the highest value.
Hi, I’m Jules. I’m a trainee counsellor studying towards the BSc in Counselling & Psychotherapy at the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute and I’m a student member of the BACP. I adhere to the ethical framework and codes of practice of both.
My approach is humanistic and integrative, and central to that is a belief that it’s our relationships through life, with others and ourselves, that shape us. I’m interested in getting to know the unique universe that is every client’s experience and supporting them in a safe, warm, confidential space without judgement. I believe that in talking through and exploring together the thoughts, feelings and experiences which may be causing distress, it will bring greater awareness and insight. From my own experiences in therapy, I know that increased awareness and insight can bring relief and greater choice to how we live, and I’m passionate about offering that to others.
I have worked in the charity sector for 13 years and my job for the last 8 years has been supporting small local charities with their finances. Prior to that I worked for a charity focussed on the environment, mental health and inclusion. The aspect of this work that I’ve most enjoyed has been when I work closely with people; listening and supporting them in achieving their goals, so it’s important to me to be doing more of that in my life now (although in a different way) as part of Green Lane.
When I’m not working, I love to spend time with friends and family; listening to music, eating good food, learning about the world and being out in nature.
Hello, my name is Rosie and I am currently completing a MSc in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am a trainee member of the UKCP and fully insured/DBS checked.
I have a background of working in the NHS as a paramedic for over 15 years. I have experience of working with people in severe mental distress and have a calming and reassuring nature. I believe in providing a safe place to talk and express yourself without judgement. I will offer you support, kindness and the opportunity to better understand yourself whilst working through the current struggles you are facing.
My name is Laura and I am currently working towards a Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Studies and Theory. At the centre of my approach is the belief that we are all unique and possess within us the drive to reach our potential. My person-centred approach believes that you are the expert when it comes to you and I offer a safe, confidential space to explore the reasons you have come to therapy. My focus is on supporting you to make the decisions that are right for you.
My training is integrative, which gives me knowledge and understanding of different theoretical approaches so that I can adapt to meet the needs of the client I am working with. I’m a member of the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society (NCPS) and adhere to their code of ethics.
My background is in education where I work with teenagers and young adults. Supporting young people to develop a growth mindset and nurture positive self-esteem is a great source of reward and purpose for me.
My name is Bethany. I am currently in my second year working towards my CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I volunteer with a charity called Cruse, where I support people who are suffering from a bereavement and the challenges that brings. I am also currently working for a charity called Aquarius, where I support people with substance misuse and their families. I have worked with a wide range of people and ages and have also been a part of leading group therapy sessions. I believe every client is individual and I work with a person-centred approach, meaning I walk alongside the client with empathy and understanding, to help them better understand their feelings and to be able to move forward and manage better. I offer a warm, safe, and open space to share any problems you are experiencing.
Member organisations *
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.
Areas of counselling we deal with
£25.00 - £35.00
Concessions offered for
Assessment for individual sessions: £20
Fee for individual sessions: £35 per hour maximum.
Fee for couples/relationship counselling: £45
Reduced fee will be offered to those who are on lower incomes, unemployed, students or otherwise suffering financial hardship. More information available at assessment.
When we work
Appointments available from 8am - 8pm, Monday to Friday and Saturday mornings