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About me

Hello there, my name is Rob, I am an integrative psychotherapist. I have a number of years experience working with a wide variety of mental health struggles, and am dedicated to providing a supportive and compassionate space. Whether you are struggling with something like anxiety, depression, stress, or just generally feel that you need support in understanding how you feel, I am here to work with and support you.

Reaching out can be a challenging thing to do, and I appreciate that for some, coming to meet with a therapist can be a huge step and generate a lot of anxiety.   In recognition of this, your experience with me will be very much tailored to your personal needs within the session, and we will only go at a pace that you feel comfortable with.

Whatever you want to bring to therapy, I am here to listen and support you in exploring this so that you can develop the abilities and understanding to overcome your challenges and find some resolution to them.

As a psychotherapist I work Integratively with a blend of evidence based approaches; Person Centred, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Attachment. I currently hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy and am working toward a Masters. Along with this I also hold a membership with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

I have years of experience working with numerous different mental heath struggles, including anxiety and depression, and in doing so have had the privilege of working with and supporting a diverse range of people.

If you are looking to start accessing counselling, or are unsure and have questions, I would be very happy to hear from you.  You can find more information on what I do on my website, and can contact me either via phone or email.  As I am often in and out of appointments I may not answer my phone so as to give people I support my undivided attention.  If you leave me a voicemail with your name and number I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Training, qualifications & experience

MSc in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy

Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy

Postgraduate Certificate in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy

BSc Psychology with Business Management

Over 3 years of experience delivering psychotherapy

2 years working in the charity sector working with Eating Disorders alongside associated mental health difficulties

Prior to this I volunteered as a listener with the Samaritans for 1 year.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Men's issues

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Fees

Free initial in-person or online session

Additional information

I offer a free initial assessment to give you the opportunity to see if I am the right counsellor for you without you needing to make a financial commitment.  Ongoing sessions are:

Face to face: £50 per session

Video call: £40 per session

All sessions are 50 minutes in length.

When I work

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The Town House, 123-125 Green Lane, Derby, DE1 1RZ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Located on the top floor of a small business centre which does not have a lift. Online support is open and available to all. I offer online video call counselling at a reduced rate that allows access for everyone.

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