About me

I offer Brief Solutions Counselling and in depth professional Psychotherapy to support with emotional, behavioural and relational problems or mental health issues. My aim is to provide effective, informed support to help you find better ways to cope and bring about enriching changes which improve your quality of life and overall well-being.

My Wirksworth practice is based within the beautiful Peak District within easy access of neighbouring Belper, Matlock and Derby. There are parking facilities within walking distance and regular bus services operating adjacent to the building.

I am experienced in working with a wide range of issues and would be happy to discuss your needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an accredited, registered UKCP practitioner, with an MSC in Integrative Psychotherapy. With experience and skills of working with:

  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Depression
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Panic attacks
  • Trauma
  • Abuse
  • Relationship Issues
  • Family Difficulties
  • Learning difficulties
  • Sexuality issues
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE)
  • Gender issues
  • Personality disorders
  • Stress
  • Life Changes and Challenges, such as, Illness and coping with Learning Difficulties
  • Personality Disorders

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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Additional information

Sessions last for 50 minutes. The cost of each session is £45.00


Face to face and online consultations available.

Office 4
Memorial Hall
34, St, John's Street

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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Helen Appleton

Helen Appleton