Marilyn Winchurch- near Etwall & Hilton,5 mins from A38, A50

Marilyn Winchurch- near Etwall & Hilton,5 mins from A38, A50

Marlpit Lane
Sutton On The Hill

01283 733283

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Marlpit Lane
Sutton On The Hill

01283 733283

About me


Counselling provides
a safe and calm place where you can take the time to pause, take stock and deal with whatever is troubling you. Sometimes we will have counselling for a particular problem or issue, for example bereavement, divorce, childhood or confidence issues. At other times we may feel we are not fulfilling our potential and would like to experience a period of personal development.


With knowledge and practise it is easy to transform uncomfortable and unproductive stress and anxiety INTO THE PRODUCTIVE "CHALLENGE RESPONSE". This triggers the brain and body to produce a highly beneficial, energising and motivational state, instead of the more usual fight or flight response. This enables us to reach our goals, fulfil our potential and follow our values.

About Me
I am passionate about supporting and empowering people in their lives. I feel very strongly about getting the very best quality of life that we can, whatever our circumstances.When difficult life events happen or old problems keep coming back our familiar coping strategies may not be enough, yet handled well, these difficulties can actually transform our life and be a wonderful and flourishing time.

Feedback I have received:

"Marilyn's warm, compassionate approach, combined with her good sense of humour, is inspiring and motivating."
"Your insight and knowledge are wonderful skills that helped me to reason what direction to take."
(Names withheld to retain confidentiality)

Training, qualifications & experience

I have 20 year’s counselling experience which includes 5 years as an NHS GP surgery counsellor. I trained through the University of Nottingham and I am a  Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, and their Coaching division.

I have a special interest in Mindfulness, which trains us to identify and gain control, of the thoughts we habitually have which trigger unhelpful feelings and behaviour. You may be familiar with the comedian Ruby Wax who is helping to promote this truly life changing approach . Mindfulness has shown clinically proven effectiveness in treating depression, stress, pain and many other health issues.It is also extremely powerful in changing limiting beliefs and managing the stress of modern life. I have attended training in teaching  mindfulness sk

Person Centred Counsellor. Private Practice 1995 – Continuing
Person Centred Counsellor. Carlton St. Surgery 1995-2000
Counsellor-Burton Centre of Reproductive Medicine 1998-2000
Bereavement Counsellor – Cruse 1994/95
Support Group Leader. Dove Clinic 1995

QUALIFICATIONS- core training
Certificate in Counselling 1994 Nottingham University
Advanced Certificate in Counselling 1995 Nottingham University
Bodywork Counselling Course 1996      
Certificate in Integrated Brief Counselling 2000

Bereavement Counselling
Life Coaching
Teaching  Mindfulness Skills
Solution Focused Brief Therapy

Ongoing Continuing Professional Development

Member organisations


Other areas of counselling I deal with

I offer specialised help with life problems and personal development using Person Centred Counselling, CBT and Personal Coaching. I have a special interest in Mindfulness. It is a  scientifically proven antidote to the  stress, anxiety and depression, so common in our modern world.


I charge on a sliding scale to give some flexibility:
£35 to £45 per 1 hour  session

Only a few minutes from the A50, A38 , Etwall and Hilton at Sutton on the Hill

Private and peaceful consulting room, overlooking my garden

Easy parking

Maps & Directions

Derby, DE6 5JA

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Flexible though sorry, I do not offer late evening appointments since I want to offer you the best quality that I can