Green Lane Counselling & Psychotherapy

Green Lane Counselling & Psychotherapy

Green Lane Counselling & Psychotherapy
Second Floor
61 Friar Gate

0797 771 2027

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Green Lane Counselling & Psychotherapy
Second Floor
61 Friar Gate

0797 771 2027

About us

Green Lane Counselling and Psychotherapy is an affordable service based in the centre of Derby which aims to make counselling accessible to everyone, especially those people who are in need but might not normally be able to afford it. If you feel you cannot cope - whether because of a sudden change or crisis in your life or because of longer-term issues - we may be able to help.

By talking together, we can help you better understand your thoughts, feelings and behaviours in a safe, confidential environment where you will be treated with respect and compassion. We can work together to help you make choices that could lead to positive changes in your life

Contact us now for a FREE assessment. We see clients from the age of 5 upwards.

We charge a maximum fee of £30, with reduced fees being available for those in financial hardship. There is no limit to the number of concessions that we can offer. You can pay what you can afford.

Appointments available from 8 am to 8 pm Monday to Friday and Saturday mornings.

Training, qualifications & experience

Lucy%20Harris%20Photo.jpgMy name is Lucy Harris and I own and manage the Green Lane Counselling & Psychotherapy Service. There are currently 22 therapists working in the service.
I have a Master's Degree in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP accredited). I am an accredited registered member of the BACP. I have worked with a whole range of ages and issues. I have worked with adults at several charities which help clients who might not normally be able to afford it to access counselling. I have worked with clients who have anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, agoraphobia and self-harming behaviour.  I have an interest in Compassion Focused Therapy which is often used with clients who are very self-critical. I have worked with primary school children in Nottingham, utilising play therapy to work with issues such as anger management and other behavioural problems which are affecting their school life. My Master's research project looked at the current state of counselling in primary schools.

Trish%20Moonoosamy%20Photo.jpgTrish is a member of the BACP and obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling (Psychodynamic) from Vaughan College, University of Leicester in 2002. This course is accredited by the BACP. Over the last 6 years, Trish has worked within the NHS as a Counsellor in a GP surgery in Derbyshire. Her role has involved offering short-term counselling to adults (18+) who struggle with issues such as depression, anxiety, bereavement and loss, relationship difficulties, and the impact of childhood sexual and physical abuse. For several years prior to this, Trish offered long-term counselling primarily to adult survivors of abuse and with women with low self-esteem and confidence, in voluntary organisations in Burton and Nottingham. Using a psychodynamic approach, Trish's work may involve helping to gain insight and to better understand how events from the past can continue to impact on present life and relationships. For example, identifying and working on any unhelpful patterns that get repeated in relationships/within families/at work.

Miricia has a B. Psych degree, an Honours degree in Psychology, and has done postgraduate studies in Sociology (Group Dynamics). She also has a Masters of Science Degree in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy. She is a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Miricia has worked as a voluntary counsellor and Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) counsellor in South Africa with clients with diverse issues. She has also worked in the mental health field for the NHS in London. She has diverse experience of working with clients with enduring mental health issues. Miricia works with many issues, including family problems, self-harming behaviour, low self-esteem, depression and anxiety, trauma and abuse, social issues and addiction. She also has a special interest in working with eating disorders, gender and sexuality, and clients with a psychiatric diagnosis like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

Gary has a BSc in Humanistic and Integrative Therapy and is a member of the BACP. He is starting a Masters in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy to add to his wealth of experience in working with young people. Gary works relationally with his clients as he believes they are the experts on their experience. He offers both long-term therapy and short-term Solution Focused Therapy for what is best suited to each client’s needs. Gary works with many issues including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, trauma, neglect, disassociation and anger management. He has extensive experience and is passionate about working with hard to reach vulnerable young people.

Jack%20Ellis%20(1).jpgJack has a Master's Degree in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy and is a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). He is an Integrative Psychotherapist combining approaches from Person-centred therapy (PCA) Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT) and Attachment theory. He also utilises Compassion Focused Therapy and Schema Therapy where appropriate for the client. Jack has experience working in Education, Private therapy and NHS talking therapies (IAPT). Jack has worked with (but is not limited to) - Anxiety, Depression, Bereavement, Self-criticism, Anger Management, Relationship issues, Autism and counselling, Self-Harming and Low Self-Esteem.

Screen%20Shot%202017-05-25%20at%2011.43.David is a BSc (Hons) Psychology graduate and is currently undertaking his Masters in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Derby. He is a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).  David utilises techniques from three different counselling modalities; person-centred, cognitive behavioural therapy and also attachment theory, allowing him to be able to utilise and integrate these skills with each individual client, whatever they may bring to the session. David has previous experience working in various substance and alcohol misuse services in Derby and has been working with people recovering from substances and alcohol for the last 4 years.

Virginia.jpgVirginia has a Master's Degree in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy and is an accredited registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). The main therapeutic approaches Virginia uses are Person-centred (PCA), Attachment Theory and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). By using these theories, she aims to tailor appropriate interventions collaboratively with individuals in a compassionate yet professional manner. She has experience working with individuals who have experienced sexual abuse, rape, eating disorders and drug and alcohol addictions and the complexities these issues may bring. She also has in-depth experience and knowledge with working with female offenders within prison settings.

Laura is in her final year of an MSc in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy at Derby University. Her background is working in mental health, mainly community based, and she also worked at Derby Royal for some time in the neuro-rehabilitation department. She decided to study the MSc programme due to a desire to help people beyond what her work in the community allowed her to do. She has a passion for helping people to allow them to live a more comfortable lifestyle. She also has an NVQ level 3 in Health and Social Care and two diplomas in Mental Health and Psychiatry.

Karen%20photo.jpgKaren is a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and is working towards a Diploma in Counselling (Psychodynamic) at the University of Derby, Buxton campus. The main therapeutic approaches Karen uses are Humanistic, Person Centred, Gestalt and Existential counselling but she specialises in Psychodynamic Counselling. Karen works with her clients to bring the unconscious mind into consciousness - helping them to unravel, experience and understand their true, deep-rooted feelings in order to resolve them. This approach takes the view that our unconscious holds onto painful feelings and memories, which are too difficult for the conscious mind to process. Karen may focus on patterns of behaviour and attachment theory with her clients whilst working with them to explore how their history is impacting on their present-day life. Karen has 25 years’ experience of coaching and mentoring adults in a work environment and experience of working with clients on bereavement, suicide, anxiety, sexual abuse, relationship and family problems.

a79f33f4-de63-44ff-9125-bb0e85bedb62.jpeJoanne has a BSc in Integrative and Humanistic Therapy and studied at the Sherwood Institute in Nottingham. She is a registered member of BACP and is currently working towards professional accreditation. Joanne uses different approaches in her work such as Person-Centred, Gestalt, Psychodynamic theories and TA. Her work is client led, meaning that she works with whatever issues the client may bring, at a pace that suits them as an individual. Joanne has an interest in the links between our physical and emotional wellbeing, and illnesses such as ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia and other medically unexplained symptoms. In her previous career, Joanne worked in Early Years care. This has given her a sound understanding of human development and attachment styles. She uses this as the foundation of her client work, and often uses creative interventions to work with the 'inner child'.

Sandra%20photo.jpgSandra has a BA (Hons) in Humanistic Counselling Practice from the University of Nottingham, a Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling and is a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Sandra has seven years’ clinical experience working with all ages, individuals, couples and groups. She has extensive counselling experiencing encompassing a range of issues including depression, anxiety, domestic abuse, severe and enduring mental health issues, relationship and grief counselling, drugs and alcohol, suicidal ideation, OCD, PTSD and sexual abuse. Sandra has worked extensively in Nottingham city schools, for charities in Nottingham and within mental health for the NHS. Sandra also practises hypnotherapy and has 4 years’ experience using the Rewind technique for trauma.

Gemma has Postgraduate certificates in Dyslexia and Counselling Skills, andGemma-photo.jpgIntegrative Psychotherapy. She is currently working towards an MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy at the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute in Nottingham and is a student member of the UKCP. Psychotherapy can help you better understand yourself and your relationships with others. Unconscious feelings, motivations and behaviour can be brought into your awareness with the belief that insight can unlock greater understanding and help promote change. Gemma's approach is to provide a safe, welcoming space where you can explore your feelings, emotions and experiences, helping you come to your own understanding and decisions. She is very interested in human relationship dynamics, links with development, and how early experiences can shape our lives. She works relationally, meaning that the relationship between herself and her clients is an important aspect of the therapy. Gemma has experience working with individuals with mental health issues and presenting issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and trauma. Of particular interest to her are trauma, shame, and addiction.

SaSamantha%20photo.jpgmantha is an Integrative therapist, working with Person Centred and Psychodynamic approaches and is a registered member of the BACP.  She will offer you the time, space and skills in a safe, supportive environment to enable you to think through and unravel the difficulties in your life.  As children, we have experiences that teach us how to relate to others and to the world around us.  This continues to affect how we think and behave as adults and sometimes these effects can become unhelpful to us in our everyday life.  Samantha’s integrated therapy is based on the values of respect, empathy and genuineness for you, the client, and is centred around your individual needs, in the here and now. During the counselling process, Samantha will apply the appropriate theory and practice in order to help you facilitate change. She will offer support and understanding during the process of difficult events, including transitions, re-building your self-trust and internal resources, attachment, childhood issues, relationship problems, anxiety, depression and bereavement.  For a lot of men and women, taking the first step to seek counselling is often a very difficult one, but once you have taken that step you have started your journey that will lead you on an emotional, mental and physical journey that will empower you to make the changes to manage the situations in your life.

Sam is a BSc (Hons) graduate in Psychology and is currently working towards an MSc in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy at Derby University. She is a student member of the BACP following their guidelines and codes of ethics. Sam works integratively, combining the Person-Centred Approach, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Attachment Theory, tailoring every session to individual needs. She offers a safe, non-judgemental and confidential environment whereby clients are able to explore their thoughts, emotions and experiences and work towards their individual goals. She has a working background volunteering at a domestic abuse charity supporting victims of domestic violence. She has also worked voluntarily as a mentor and a teaching assistant supporting disadvantaged and disengaged young people with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, self-harm and family issues.

is an integrative counsellor and accredited registered member of the British AssociationScreen%20Shot%202017-04-26%20at%2014.39. for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Her qualifications include a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, a Postgraduate Certificate in Coaching and a Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Her professional experience of providing counselling includes work at Universities, the NHS, IAPT agencies and Bereavement Services.  She believes that there is real potential for change held in the relationship between psychotherapist and client.  She uses an integrative model of working and embraces different approaches. Each client is unique and she works in an authentic way to allow your true nature to come through. Her aim is to offer you a safe, confidential and trusting space where you feel able to explore what has brought you to therapy. She has worked with different groups of clients, from small children through students to adults. Some of the issues she has helped with are anxiety, depression, pregnancy-related issues, eating disorders, bereavement, trauma and work-related difficulties.  She believes that as a client you should set the agenda.  She sees individual clients for short term or long term open-ended therapeutic work.  In her view, there is no right or wrong length of time for therapy.   You will be listened to and supported in a process to enable you to start living life in a way that has meaning to you.

Screen%20Shot%202017-04-27%20at%2015.11.Chanel is committed to supporting you to overcome the issues in your life and feel better. As an Integrative Psychotherapist/Counsellor she combines CBT, Attachment and Person-Centred therapy. She helps clients with all types of issues from anxiety/depression, bereavement to relationships and habits/addictions. After seeing Chanel, clients often say they experienced a safe, accepting and confidential space to explore their issues along with just the right amount of challenge to move forward and progress. With other professional qualifications and experiences, you will be in the hands of an effective therapist. These include - a degree in Psychology, Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness, NLP, Life Coaching, Yoga, Massage and Sign Language. In addition, she is working towards an MSc in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy.

Luke holds an MSc in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Derby, is a registered member of the BACP, and has higher education qualifications in Social Psychology, Development Psychology, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Philosophy. Luke works as an integrative psychotherapist, incorporating Person-Centered listening skills with Cognitive-Behavioural (CBT) and Attachment-based interventions, depending on the unique needs of each client. He also has experience working in a mentoring role with children at a primary school in South Wales, and with adolescents at an English language school in Belgium.
A musician at heart, Luke is also a Grade 8 guitarist and holds a BSc First Class Honours degree in Sound Technology.

Jenny is a BSc (Hons) graduate in Psychology joint with Theatre Studies and am currently working towards my Postgraduate Certificate in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy. She is a student member of the BACP and follows their guidelines and code of ethics. She aims to combine elements from the Person-Centred Approach, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy and Attachment Theory to tailor every session to the individual. She will listen to anything that might be going on for you and will work in collaboration with you towards your goals. Having a background in the arts, Jenny also has a strong interest in working creatively and creating a safe space for everyone to express themselves freely. She is bilingual and can offer therapy sessions in German as well.

Louise is currently working towards her MSc in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP accredited) at the University of Derby. Louise is a student member of the BACP adhering to their code of ethics and practice standards.  Louise has a background in Education, holding a BSc (Hons) degree in Education Studies, with a particular interest in behaviourism. Working integratively, Louise combines Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, a Person-centred approach and Attachment Theory in order to tailor therapy to suit clients’ needs. Louise believes in offering clients a safe non-judgmental and confidential space through which clients can comfortably share thoughts, emotions and experience in addition to working together to achieve clients’ goals.  Louise has recent experience working in a substance misuse centre with clients who are struggling with addiction and also with clients post-detox. In this context, she has gained experience working with addiction, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, suicidal ideation, family issues, bereavement, loneliness and anger.

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£30 per hour maximum.

Reduced fee will be offered to those who are on lower incomes, unemployed, students or otherwise suffering financial hardship. More information available at assessment.

£40 for couples.

Maps & Directions

Derby, DE1 1DJ

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Yes
Other languages: Polish; German.


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Appointments available from 8am - 8pm, Monday to Friday and Saturday mornings

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme