About me

I know it can be difficult to take this first step to find a counsellor and begin to talk about what is happening in your life. You may be struggling with anxiety, depression, low self esteem, family difficulties, you may be fearful of what is happening in the world right now. Whatever you are going through is personal and matters as it may be stopping you from moving forward and enjoying your life. 

I offer a welcoming, non judgemental environment where you can share what is happening in your life right now.  It is a confidential, safe space where we can work together to enable you to look at the difficult thoughts and emotions you are experiencing. As you talk through your thoughts and feelings I will help and support you to make sense of why you behave, think and respond as you do and therefore understand yourself more. It will help you gain more insight into how our past can be impacting you now and how the beliefs you have about yourself can be affecting different areas of your life.

This is your personal journey therefore it is important for you to go at your own pace as you start to process your thoughts and feelings and begin to make more sense of what is happening in your life. It can be a difficult journey but it is also an exciting one as it will lead you into a new and greater understanding of yourself. This then will enable you to bring about positive change in your life and move forward.

I am a member of the National Counselling Society and work within their professional guidelines therefore providing you with a safe and ethical service.

I offer face to face, telephone and online counselling and have daytime and evening appointments available. Please call or email to arrange an appointment.

I offer a one hour no obligation initial session at a reduced cost of £20. This is an opportunity for us to meet and for you to talk through how you are feeling and experience how I work. You can then decide if you feel I am the right counsellor for you.

I work in Spondon, Derby, where parking is available. If you'd like to find out more or make an appointment please contact me either on 07397 955661 or janetferguson57@gmail.com

If you would prefer me to contact you please send me a text or email with the best time to call. Your inquiry will be dealt with quickly and confidentially. If I am not available please leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as possible. I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

cpcab – Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

cpcab – Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies

cpcab – Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Registered member of the BACP and therefore work within their ethical guidelines

Member organisations


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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & 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.

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£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

The counselling relationship is a unique one therefore I offer an initial one hour first session at a reduced cost of £20. This is an opportunity for us to meet and for you to share how you are feeling at this time and decide if I am the right counsellor for you.

Individual counselling-

  • £40 for a one hour session
  • £30 for a one hour session for students and student counsellors

Fees payable by bank transfer before the session or cash at the end of the session

Couples counselling-

  • £40 for an initial one hour session
  • £60 for further one hour sessions

Fees payable by bank transfer before the start of the session

Fees can be paid in cash at the end of the session


Sessions are either on a weekly or fortnightly basis   

Sessions are for one hour and begin at the time they are booked from.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

I have daytime and evening appointments available, Monday to Thursday. Please get in touch to find out my availability and book a session.

Further information


"Janet provided such an encouraging non-judgemental, welcoming and open space for me to explore my life and my mind. I always left her counselling sessions feeling as though a weight had been lifted off my shoulders after we had identified and discussed issues that I have."

October 2017

Janet has been an excellent support throughout my counselling sessions. I will miss these greatly. Thank you for making a big difference.

November 2018

“Janet is a welcoming, friendly person who asks the questions that really begin to unpack those hidden issues that affect you. I found her counselling sessions an excellent escape and gave me the time for some much needed self-reflection and analysis. She got me through some tough times and saw me grow within myself. Thanks for everything but mostly for understanding.” January 2020

193 Derby Road
DE21 7LW

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Janet Ferguson

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