Sally Royds UKCP Reg.

Sally Royds   UKCP Reg.


01629 583418 / 07522 809923

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About me

Hello, I'm Sally, welcome to my profile.

I have worked with people to overcome their anxiety, depression, feelings of helplessness, abuse of different kinds, physical and emotional. I've helped people who couldn't make sense of their lives who have wanted to explore how to feel in control again. I have also worked with many students. Some were struggling to cope with University life, others had to deal with issues concerning family life that had left them feeling panicky and isolated.

To begin with I will get to know you and the difficulties you face giving you time and space without judgement. As you learn to feel safe, I will help you explore and understand the causes of those difficulties giving you time to find ways of coping, overcoming feelings and situations that might have seemed impossible. You will find ways to deal with life, even if you don't think you can, to believe and trust in yourself

If you feel I can help you, you can e mail me or leave a message on my mobile. I will get back to you. You could talk on the phone first or come in for an introductory session (£20) or both.

Where and when I work

I work as a Counsellor at SAIL, a charity that supports survivors of sexual abuse.

I also work from the Matlock Therapy Centre, which has easy access and is 5 minutes walk from Matlock train station, which has direct links to Derby and Nottingham. Buses (X17) link directly to Chesterfield and Sheffield. There is street parking around the centre.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Registered member of UKCP
  • Graduate membership of the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute (SPTI)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy (SPTI)
  • I abide by the ethical codes of the UKCP and SPTI

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Therapies offered


£40 per hour , £20 first session

Further information

I have alot of experience working with clients from different charities including a charity that supports adult survivors of child sexual abuse. I also have worked supporting staff from the NHS.

I would also like to support boarding school survivors through counselling.

Sometimes it can feel very scary to start counselling and questions might be, what do I talk about or what am I meant to do. I was the same. But I did have counselling and trained as a counsellor because I know it can work. I learnt about myself, how I think, how I’ve been affected by the things that have happened in my life and why. The trusting counselling relationship helped me to relax in body and mind and as that happened I was able to let go of things that I had unknowingly kept hidden. I wasn’t told what to do but along the way I learnt what helped me, what motivated me and gained greater confidence in myself to deal with what life has to throw at me.

You have to want to give it a try and get over that first session which may not be as awkward as you might imagine. But if you find the right counsellor for you, you may find that daily life doesn’t have to be such an effort, or a battle. Or that the fear you feel can be overcome. Or that the awful experiences you have had don’t have to always get in the way of everything.

It takes time and it does take commitment but I assure you it can be worth it. Wishing you well.

Maps & Directions

Matlock, DE4

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 user access: Yes


I am available on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Types of client

Older adults