Mike Drabble

Mike Drabble

Baslow Health Centre
Church Lane
DE45 1SP

Ranmoor Parish Centre
5 Ranmoor Park Road
South Yorkshire
S10 3GX


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About me

Are you struggling with a pattern of behaviour or a relationship that you know is harmful, but you can’t seem to move on? Do you think that feeling sad is just who you are, and it can't be changed? Through working with you in a safe, accepting way I can help you gain a fresh perspective on what has been troubling you. Building on this, we can work together to help you make positive, lasting changes to your behaviour and state of mind. This can be on a wide variety of issues, from specific problems such as family issues, low self-esteem, bereavement, stress, and separation and divorce to conditions such as generalised anxiety disorder, depression and panic disorder.

As an integrative counsellor I use a variety of approaches, with my main approach being transactional analysis. Transactional analysis is useful in helping us understand how past experiences can negatively affect us in the present; by using it to work collaboratively, we can develop practical tools and techniques that, going forward, will help you to live your best life.

Training, qualifications & experience

When not working in private practice I am a counsellor in the NHS, where I work with patients with a wide variety of issues.

Before working as a counsellor, I worked in industry and as a college lecturer, and have had both front-line and strategic roles. This means I have an extra appreciation of the issues that can arise from the demands of high-pressure work.

Also, my background in the creative arts means I am especially aware of the issues faced both by people working in the creative industries and those for whom creativity is a central part of their identity.

Aside from the experience listed above, I have a Level Four Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


  • £50 per 50 minute session.
  • Students: £40 per 50 minute session.

Further information

I am happy to talk by phone beforehand, and to answer any questions you may have regarding how I can help.

I also offer a free, no obligation initial consultation of 25 minutes in which you can meet me to discuss your needs.

I offer private counselling at both locations listed above..

Maps & Directions

Bakewell, DE45 1SP
Sheffield, S10 3GX

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: Yes


  • Tuesdays: 4.00pm - 6.00pm
  • Thursdays: 2.00pm - 6.30pm
  • Fridays: 2.30pm -7.00pm

Please get in touch to see if I have any availablity and to discuss your needs further.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme