Sukhi Sian MA, Registered Member MBACP (Accred). Qualified Clinical Supervisor.

Sukhi Sian MA, Registered Member MBACP (Accred). Qualified Clinical Supervisor.

About me

I am a UK Registered counsellor, accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Psychodynamic counselling is the main approach that underpins my work with clients, in that it gives me a good understanding of how you relate to yourself, other relationships and how your experiences may be impacting on your current difficulties and your resilience to cope.

I integrate a range of techniques to help my clients, such as grounding, mindfulness/meditation and creativity to gain a better understanding of themselves and empowering you to take better care of yourself holistically; mind, body and soul.

I am passionate about supporting people to heal and grow, no matter how little or big this may be. Everyone is unique and therefore come to counselling with different hopes and aims. Simpy just saying thoughts and feelings out loud to another person who will not judge you can bring huge shifts in itself as well as helping you to identify and release the blocks/barriers that are holding you back or getting in the way of your happiness and peace.

'Stopping' and 'reflecting' in therapy enables you to become more self-aware and this helps you to gain more insight and understanding of yourself, your relationships, your circumstances and any repeated patterns in your life. These realisations can empower you to make healthier and positive changes.

I provide a safe and confidential place for you to express yourself and whatever is going on in your life at this moment. Finding words to describe your feelings and circumstances can be hard at times, therefore I can also work creatively to help you to find a way through writing, drawing, using objects such as stones, crystals, feathers, puppets etc.

In my recent years, as I have trained in holistic therapies and energy work such as reiki and crystal healing I have been able to provide a safe space in counselling for clients and also supervisees to explore the concept of the 'soul' and 'spirituality'.

Through my work I help clients on their journey back to themselves; reconnecting with who they are and who they want to become.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have worked in both statutory and voluntary sector counselling services over the last 14 years across the East and West Midlands. I have set up and developed many counselling and therapeutic services, some of which have been in women specific organisations and others in children’s and young people’s services including primary and secondary schools, colleges and sixth forms.

I trained in psychodynamic counselling (Post Graduate Diploma) at the University of Birmingham 2001-2004.

I later completed my Masters in 2009. My research was based on women's perceptions and experiences of counselling, with particular focus on women marginalised by society through substance misuse, offending behaviour and street sex work.

I also qualified as a Counselling Supervisor (Post Graduate Certificate -Level 7) at the University of Chester in 2014 - Please see my supervisors profile for more information.

In 2017 I began to train in holistic therapies. I completed Reki 1, Reiki 2 and Crystal healing.

In 2019 I completed a diploma in Esoteric Numerology, Reiki Masters and foundation level course in Shamanic healing.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


£50 per session

£35 per session for trainee/student counsellors.
Other concessions may also be available. Please contact me to discuss.

Each session lasts for 50 minutes.

Further information

I work with clients short term and long term, depending on their needs and hopes/aims. Sessions can be weekly or fortnightly with some additional flexibility as of when required and if in the best interest of the client. This is usually discussed in the first appointment. 

Maps & Directions

Derby, DE23

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Punjabi


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Mondays all day including evenings

Tuesday to Friday evenings only

Saturday and Sunday (occasional options available)

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Supervision & training

I qualified as a Clinical Supervisor in 2014.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:Yes
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