Luisa Savidge, Lark Rise Counselling And Psychotherapy

Luisa Savidge, Lark Rise Counselling And Psychotherapy

About me

Are you suffering from feelings of anxiety or depression?  You might be a father, a husband, a brother or a son, who doesn't know where to turn to talk about your feelings?

Perhaps you are an expectant Mum and daunted by the changes you are facing?  Have you been through a traumatic childbirth experience and need to talk it through?

Welcome to Lark Rise Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I know it can be daunting thinking about seeking help.  It can be hard knowing where to start. Working with me, you would not only be supported by a professional in understanding your feelings, but also benefit from my ability to empower you to move forward with a fresh perspective.  Counselling doesn't have to mean long-term dependency on professional help.  It can mean learning how to develop your own self-help toolkit to face life's challenges.

I welcome clients with any issue that they may wish to bring, but I have a special interest in men's mental health as I feel it is an area often overlooked. I also have experience of working with expectant mothers who may be suffering anxiety, postnatal depression and those who have endured traumatic childbirth experiences.

I am also very happy to work with student counsellors, who may require person-centred counselling as part of their course.

You can contact me in the first instance, either by email at or by telephoning 07704 399773.  During this initial contact, we will discuss your needs and your hopes around how therapy might be able to help you.  I will also take down contact details and other information that is helpful to me in ensuring a safe working relationship.  I will also be able to get a feel for whether I am able to help.  We will then arrange an an initial appointment, during which a more in depth exploration of your needs will take place and we can decide together if we feel that we can work together.

There is no obligation to continue with the counselling beyond this point.  Going forward, we will book further sessions on a mutually agreed basis.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am qualified to Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, specialising in the Person-Centred Approach.

I have worked for Cruse Bereavement Care for the past six years and continue to do so. In this sphere I have worked with a diverse range of loss, including those bereaved through suicide and accidental death.

I have worked as a counsellor at the YMCA, supporting residents with a diverse range of needs including drug and alcohol addictions.

I currently work within the NHS, providing counselling support for staff. I have also worked for the NHS, counselling expectant mothers with anxiety and postnatal depression.

My work is fully supervised, with both group and one-to-one supervision.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


My fees are:

£65 for an initial counselling assessment.

£65 for a 50 minute counselling session

I do offer concessions for students or those on low incomes and am very happy to discuss this with you.

Further information

To arrange an initial consultation, please contact me on 07704 399733 or email

Maps & Directions

Derby, DE6

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I am able to see clients at The Matlock Therapy Centre. I am also happy to discuss alternative venues, such as booking a room in a convenient location or the client's home or workplace.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme