Maddy Drury

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Nottinghamshire NG17 & Mansfield NG18
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About me

Welcome To Spiritwell.

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My name is Maddy and I am a fully qualified, therapeutic counsellor, offering both short and long term counselling to adults.

I also offer personal therapy to student counsellors, wishing to have this as part of their training.

I am based in Kirkby in Ashfield, just on the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire border.

I am located 5 minutes away from Selston, 15 minutes away from South Normanton and 20 minutes away from Alfreton.

I offer reasonably priced appointments that can be either face to face, over the phone or via video chat.

I understand how important it is to find the right therapist, so I always offer an optional, free, 30 minute telephone introduction.

This is where we can discuss the counselling process, how I may be able to help and look at any questions that you may have, with no obligation to book any further appointments.

Alongside my private practice, I am also employed 2 days a week as a counsellor, mental health worker and social prescriber, for a charity which has a contract with the NHS.

As part of this role I work from GP practices seeing and supporting their patients presenting with mental health conditions.

So I work my private practice around my employment.

In my private practice, I work in an integrative, person centred and solution focussed way with my clients.

Meaning that the process is client led and focused on your needs and aspirations, supporting you to enhance your mental health and emotional wellbeing.

I would also say that I work in a holistic and somewhat spiritual way with my clients too and I am passionate about helping and supporting people.

I am also passionate about the counselling profession and about ensuring that people who feel they need help and support can receive it.

Which is why I try to keep my fees as reasonable and as fair as possible.

I understand life can take over sometimes, robbing us of time, space and energy and through this we tend to lose ourselves and neglect ourselves and our needs.

Counselling can help to create some time and space for you, a space for you to relax and have an outlet for your emotions.

A space where you can feel supported, feel calmer and can begin to understand yourself, your thought processes and your behaviours more fully.

It can help you to rebalance, realign and to rediscover yourself.

The client is at the heart of my therapy and the therapy is client led, this allows clients to focus on, talk through and explore how they are feeling in that moment.

My role within this is to support my clients in doing this and to gently challenge and explore with them where they are at and how they are feeling.

I consider myself to be a guest in your world, sharing your experiences of your world and helping you to make sense of them.

I feel I work with my clients in a very relational way, bringing myself and my knowledge into the session, helping us to form a deep and collaborative therapeutic relationship.

I don’t believe in a one size fits all approach to therapy, I believe in diversity and I believe in adapting how I work to meet my clients individual needs.

I also understand that we all have very different beliefs, backgrounds, personalities and lives.

I work with clients who are experiencing many different issues, some of which include;

Low mood, anxiety and depression. A lack of confidence, low self-esteem and relational issues. Bereavement, stress, self-harm, intrusive thoughts, self-criticism, self doubts and identity issues.

As a therapist, I am very flexible with how I work with my clients, I believe the sessions are your sessions and it's your time and we can tailor the therapy to suit you, your preferences and your interests.

If preferred, I can also work more creatively too, incorporating therapy cards, exercises, journaling, art and creative writing into the sessions, where appropriate with clients.

I am also experienced in incorporating mindfulness and meditation tools and techniques into my practice too, again, where appropriate with clients.

The one constant in life - Is change!

Change can be great, it can attract, open up and create new opportunities and experiences for us and from this we can develop, change and grow in ourselves.

In some ways, change gives us an opportunity to discover ourselves.

However, change can also be daunting, challenging and exhausting at times, especially if it is unexpected and leads to feelings of being overwhelmed, anxious and out of control.

Counselling can help you to accept, manage and grow from change.

On a personal note, I would say I am quite a spiritual person, I am a believer in energy, the law of attraction and I am reiki trained.

However, I appreciate that these areas won't interest everyone!

And I am experienced in working with clients to establish which tools, techniques and practices work best for them.

I always work with my clients in ways that they feel comfortable with and offer my clients a friendly, authentic and supportive space from which we can work together to overcome issues, challenges and fears.

Perception is everything!

Change your perception and outlook and your whole world can change!

I believe counselling can help you to gain a healthier, more positive and much more powerful perception and understanding of your life.

I hope this information has been helpful to you and if you feel it resonates with you and sounds like what you are looking for, then ​I would love to hear from you, so please do get in touch.

Lets shape your life how you would like it to be!

Please see below for some more information and some pictures of my therapy room.

Training, qualifications & experience

The awarding body I trained with was CPCAB.

(Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body)

I trained as a therapeutic counsellor and my qualification is a diploma in integrative, person centred and solution focussed counselling.

Before completing my diploma, I also completed several certificates in counselling theory, studies and skills.

In total, to gain my counselling qualification, I trained with CPCAB for over 4 and a half years.

Once qualified, I became a member of the BACP.

(British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)

This is the professional body for counsellors in the UK.

​Since qualifying, I have gone on to successfully complete a Certificate of Proficiency Assessment, which was conducted through my professional body.

​This Certificate of Proficiency is a standardised assessment of the skills, knowledge and abilities required to be a professional counsellor and psychotherapist.

​This assessment ensures that all members are demonstrating a certain level of competence, ability and professionalism.

I have also completed further training and development in mental health, mediation and health and wellbeing.

And I continue to develop myself both personally and professionally.

  • I also have monthly Clinical Supervision.
  • And have an Enhanced DBS Check.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.


£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

I am aware of how expensive having therapy can be and wish to help as many people as possible.

I am also aware of the unfortunate position some people may find themselves in following the pandemic and now the cost of living crisis.

So for these reasons, I try to keep my fees as reasonable and as low as possible.

What I can offer:

Optional Telephone Introduction; 

30  minutes - Free

An Assessment Session;   

1 hour and 30 minutes - £45

The Assessment Session is 30 minutes longer than usual, at no extra charge.

This is to ensure there is time for us to cover everything we need to.

To include fully assessing your needs and issues, discussing the counselling process in more detail, covering my client agreement, looking at any questions and making sure you are completely happy with everything.

All my clients are given an Assessment Session.

But it is up to people whether they would prefer to have an optional telephone introduction first or not?

Counselling Sessions;

The length and cost of each subsequent Counselling Session is;

1 hour - £45

Please Note:

I do have a Cancellation Policy: 

I ask for a minimum of 48 hours notice to rearrange or cancel an appointment.

Unfortunately, due to the financial impact that last minute cancellations can have, I do have to charge the full amount for the session, if less than 48 hours notice is given.

Thank you very much for your understanding with this.

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When I work

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I am employed 2 days a week as a counsellor, mental health worker and social prescriber, for a charity which has a contract with the NHS.

So I work my private practice around my employment.

Further information

I offer an optional, 30 minute, telephone introduction, which is free.

My assessment session is 30 minutes longer than usual, at no extra charge.

When attending face to face:

I am located in Kirkby Woodhouse, just on the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire border.

5 minutes from Selston.

15 minutes from Swanwick.

15 minutes from South Normanton.

20 minutes from Alfreton.

25 minutes from Ripley.

There is plenty of free parking.

There is a toilet clients are welcome to use.

Hot and cold complimentary drinks are offered. To include hot chocolate and latte's!

There are cushions, throws and a foot stool for clients to use too.

I also allow extra time in-between my clients to help maintain client confidentiality.

I offer fair and reasonably priced appointments.

Appointments can either be face to face, over the phone or via video chat.

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Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, NG17

Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Maddy Drury
Maddy Drury