About me

I am Jac Battell, a qualified and accredited Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor working, face-face and remotely, in Belper, Derbyshire.

Life can be extraordinarily hard for all kinds of people, in all manner of ways. For some of us, the global effects of the covid-19 pandemic have added to our existing anxieties, grief, depressive feelings, or sense of futility. For others, the pandemic has created new, often existentialist, concerns.

Talking about and reflecting on your feelings, thoughts and behaviours in a safe therapeutic relationship, provides an opportunity to explore how you have survived/are surviving your difficulties. It also provides you with an opportunity to learn from them, so that you can live peacefully with yourself, and with others in your future.

My Humanistic Integrative approach is grounded in relational and developmental psychotherapeutic theories. I am committed to ongoing, regular, and extensive continuing personal and professional development.

I provide both time-limited counselling (6-12 weeks) and open-ended psychotherapy to adults and young people.

During your first, free, 30-45 minute initial consultation with me, we will explore what you want to achieve in your psychotherapy or counselling and what I can offer you. We will then decide whether we will be comfortable working together.

My ultimate endeavour is that you complete your therapy, or counselling, feeling free and able to live in ways which fulfil you and make you content and happy.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training and Qualifications

MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy: Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute (2018)
BSc in Psychology: Birkbeck College, University of London (1998)


Short and long-term counselling and psychotherapy with:

- Adult individuals in private practice

- Bereaved adults and young people in a Counselling and Emotional Support Service connected to a Hospice

- People with life limiting illness and their family members, in a Counselling and Emotional Support Service connected to a Hospice

- Young people (11 – 22 years) in a youth focussed counselling service.

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.


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

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have training in the Comprehensive Resource Model

I have training in Internal Family Systems (IFS)

I have experience in Family Constellations

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Other therapies


I charge £45 per 60 minute session.

I may occasionally have subsidised sessions available. Please contact me for further information

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

Contact details

Phone: 07432651150

Nottingham Road
DE56 1JJ

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


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.

Wheelchair user access

There is one step down from the pavement to my property entrance. Toilet facilities are wheelchair accessible.


I currently have a few sessions available between 9:00am and 8:00pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Jac Battell

Jac Battell