Irene Wells MBACP Therapeutic Counsellor
I am a registered BACP Therapeutic Counsellor. I believe that the experience of having all aspects of ourselves heard and understood without judgment can lead to lasting psychological change, personal growth and an ability to feel less overwhelmed with our situation.
I create a safe space for my clients to openly express their thoughts, feelings and behaviours and come to new understandings about themselves.
The idea of coming for counselling and sharing your inner world and all its complexities with another person may give rise to feelings such as fear and vulnerability. I respect how challenging this can be and assure you that I will enter your world beside you with sensitivity, wisdom and compassion.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 1 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- BACP Register Certificate of Proficiency
I am in the process of gaining BACP accreditation.
Continuing Professional Development
2015 Using creative methods with clients
2015 Counselling for adults dealing with bereavement
2016 Counselling for adults dealing with life limiting illness
2018 Understanding austism, asperger's & ADHD
2018 Depression: A compassionate view
I have experience of working with clients who come with a wide range of presenting issues. I have worked as a Counsellor at charities including Derby Women’s Centre, Derby Counselling Centre and Treetops Hospice.
I am committed to working within the principles and values of the BACP Ethical Framework.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Childhood bereavement
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
I provide a free 30 minute consultation to help you decide if I am the right kind of therapist for you and if we both feel we could work together effectively. Thereafter I charge £40.00 for a 50 minute session.
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Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer day and evening appointments.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|