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Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, frustrated or sad? Nestled in the heart of the cathedral quarter Derby, you will find a spa for your mind. A place to quieten the mind, relax, unwind and be listened to. Somewhere that you can just be you, understand your thoughts and feelings and develop tools to enable you to deal with life’s challenges. The Calming Quarter offers psychotherapy, counselling and hypnotherapy and a place to listen to your needs without the endless noise of modern day life. Together we will help to achieve your goals. We offer help with anxiety, relationships issues, self-esteem, depression, trauma, and grief.

I believe that everyone is wonderfully different, therefore therapy should be just as unique. I am an integrative counsellor which means I can tailor different types of therapy to suit you and what would be most helpful to your needs right now. Throughout therapy I will offer a warm and open relationship where you can expect honesty without judgement you will be heard, whilst being given a safe space to explore what has brought you to therapy, we work together to gain the tools to navigate your emotions and stresses within this crazy world.

The Calming Quarter sits in the heart of the cathedral quarter of Derby where you can access long or short term counselling, psychotherapy and hypnotherapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am trained to level 5 Diploma in Counselling, psychotherapy and hypnotherapy.

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.


National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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

Perimenopause and menopause

parenting issues and stress

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Reality therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

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  • Initial consultation £30
  • Counselling and Psychotherapy £45
  • Hypnotherapy £55

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Room 2 11A St. Marys Gate

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 Unspecified

There are stairs to my room however there is a room on the ground floor I would be able to use should you wish


Monday to Wednesday - 9.30am until 7pm

Thursday and Friday - 10am until 8pm

Saturday - 10am until 4pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Laura Echeverria The Calming Quarter

Laura Echeverria The Calming Quarter