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About me

If you are wondering what is happening to you or why you feel afraid, and if you feel anxious, depressed and worried that your feelings are affecting your life and your relationships.... talking to someone really can help.

I have 14 years experience as a therapist and am fully qualified and accredited.

I offer the opportunity, in quiet, confidential surroundings in Derbyshire, to take time to consider your thoughts and feelings and a chance to explore solutions. At present while lockdown is in place I am also able to offer telephone and video sessions using Facetime/WhatsApp/Zoom.

In our initial session we will decide together whether you would benefit most from a  CBT and/or brief solution focussed therapy approach or whether you would wish to engage in a longer term counselling process and psychotherapy. I will work with you at your pace to address the issues which matter to you. I can also offer trauma therapy strategies including EMDR.

A range of experiences can disturb your daily life and your night's rest.  Symptoms such as sleeplessness, wakefulness, depression, anxiety, stress, illness, loss of confidence, frustration, loss of control, fear, inability to move forward, grief can all be relieved by sharing with someone who is free to listen, someone uninvolved.

If your anxiety, anger or sadness is threatening your closest relationships, or your work, or you are experiencing recurring memories, I offer the opportunity for talking it through and exploring cause and effect.

I have knowledge and experience as well as training in working with trauma and its symptoms, which can be the result of both single event and long term experience. I am also trained in EMDR which is a strategy for helping those suffering PTSD.

I have specialist  experience of working with depression, anxiety, anger, trauma and grief. I may be able to help if you have suffered bereavement, or abuse, or if you are struggling with work pressure, post traumatic stress disorder, relationship issues, child related issues, low self-esteem,  sexual abuse, seasonal affective disorder, post natal depression, twinship issues, adoption, displacement.

I offer one to one, face to face counselling for 50 minutes in quiet confidential surroundings or by telephone/video links.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Masters degree in Integrative Psychotherapy. I am also a qualified teacher and I have 26 years experience of working at management levels in organisations.

I have  been working for thirteen years with clients experiencing stress,  anxiety and depression. This has included five years working with male and female clients at a Rape Crisis Centre. I  work more generally in private practice. I also provide counselling for an Employee Assistance Programme.

I am an accredited member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), and of the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute (SPTI) and am bound by their codes of ethics.

As well as general counselling my training and experience is in working with those who have experienced trauma: from a one off life threatening, frightening event - to prolonged experience of terror and abuse.

I engage in regular clinical supervision from accredited psychotherapist/counsellors to ensure the delivery of ethical and effective counselling.

I have completed five years of my own personal therapy with accredited psychotherapists, to develop an in depth understanding of my own process.

My previous experience includes five years teaching adults and children, and twenty-four years working with vulnerable people who have experienced displacement and trauma.

I welcome working with people from diverse backgrounds.

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

EMDR trained

I am accessible if you live or work in Derbyshire. I am based in Wirksworth, so am reachable from Ashbourne, Belper, Ripley, Ambergate, Derby, Cromford, Crich, Matlock, Chesterfield and surrounding areas.

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£50.00 per session

Additional information

I charge £50.00 per 50 minute session.


Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 10-5. Exceptional availability on other days and in evenings.

Further information

Psychotherapy and counselling can offer relief from all types of issues and difficulties: from day to day life decisions, to exploring past experiences.

You may be considering counselling because you want support with a particular problem, or perhaps you are feeling generally low or anxious. You may be thinking you would like help with improving your self-esteem, or to deal with painful memories. You might be experiencing a life crisis, problems at work, facing redundancy or a difficult life choice or you may need help with relationships with those closest to you.

Counselling and psychotherapy can help bring about healing and help you to understand your feelings and explore new possibilities.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

To access my practice room it is necessary to walk up a short but steep path. There is a handrail.

Judy Arceviera, Counsellor, MA Psychotherapy, Accredited Member of UKCP

Judy Arceviera, Counsellor, MA Psychotherapy, Accredited Member of UKCP