I am a person-centred counsellor offering psychotherapy for adults (18+) and couples from my private practice based in Darley Abbey, Derby. A safe, confidential and non-judgemental counselling service promoting freedom of choice.
We can agree to work on an open-ended basis or for an agreed period of time. If you would like to set therapeutic goals to enable you to monitor your progress then this is an option.
I offer appointments from Monday to Thursday from 8am, with final session of the day starting at 7.45pm. There is parking available on site, the location is served by major bus routes and is within walking distance of the University of Derby. My therapy room is based on the ground floor and is easily accessible.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified counsellor with a BA(Hons) degree in Humanistic Counselling Practice from the University of Nottingham. I have further training in: Disordered eating; Suicide and Self harm; Gestalt Theory and Practice; Working with Anxiety; Working with Anger; Goal Setting in Therapy; Online Therapy; Single Session Therapy; Working with Complex Trauma.
I currently work in private practice and have done so for 7 years. I have experience working within a well-established and respected voluntary counselling organisation for 6 years, engaged in therapeutic relationships with a diverse and complex adult client base.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial session: £35 (60 minute session), thereafter
Individual counselling: £40 (50 minute session)
Initial session: £40 (60 minute session), thereafter
Couples counselling: £50 (60 minute session)
I offer a number of concessionary places at £35 per 50 minute session for student therapist who are required to engage in personal counselling as part of their training and are able to attend between 9am to 4pm
All fees settled at the start of each session.
Cancellations: I ask for payment of the full fee for cancellations with less than 48 hours notice.
Concessions offered for
Sometimes in life it's difficult to cope perhaps due to a sudden change or crisis, or because of longer term issues and talking with friends or family may not be helping. Everyone is unique and therapy is a personal process. By entering into a therapeutic relationship together, you may better understand your thoughts and feelings, begin to recognise repeated patterns of behaviour in a safe and confidential space.
By knowing ourselves better, we are better able to engage in the world more honestly and productively while coping with our difficulties better. This enables us to recognise and acknowledge what we can control, while also learning to acknowledge and accept what we can’t. Through therapy we learn to tolerate life’s ups and down better, enhance our self-knowledge, improve our relationships, give up old habits and repetitions that no longer work for us. Psychotherapy can help us to find meaning in our lives so we can live them with more purpose, leaving lasting and profound result through all aspects of life.
I have experience in such issues as: depression, bereavement, grief and loss, domestic violence, physical, emotional and sexual abuse, anger, stress, low self-esteem and low self-confidence, post traumatic stress, disordered eating, anxiety, shame, relationship issues, self-harm.