Theresa Derbyshire,BACP senior accred,M.A couns,Dip couns, IAPTcouns\supervisor
I am a senior accredited counsellor with over thirty years experience of working in the NHS, the private and voluntary sector. I have worked for 21 years as a counsellor NHS primary care. I am registered with the British association of counselling and psychotherapy as a senior accredited counsellor\psychotherapist offering both short term counselling and longer term psychotherapy. I am a highly experienced and safe practitioner. I offer an initial free with no obligation to return 30 minute appointment to see if I'm the right therapist for you.
Who I work with
I have extensive experience in working with people from a vast array of backgrounds and cultures who are suffering from various levels of difficulty.
- I work with clients who are struggling with the impact of often extreme difficult emotional experiences whether they be current or in the past.
- I am highly experienced in working with people who have suffered trauma, though sexual /physical/emotional abuse and domestic violence.
- I am extremely familiar with working with loss and all its forms and its impact e.g. bereavement, separation, divorce, miscarriage, termination , loss of health, loss of job etc.
- I am exceptionally experienced in working with people who have difficulties in relationships with other people.
- Often people I see have lack of confidence, very low self esteem and difficulties with trusting others.
- I work with people who struggle with a lack of identity or sense of self.
- I am very familiar with working with people who are suffering from depression and anxiety.
Due to my long term practice I am competent and experienced in dealing with many different problems (See list below for more 'Areas of counselling I deal with.')
How I work
I am an integrative therapist, highly skilled in several models of counselling\psychotherapy in which I have trained in to meet clients specific needs. Each person is different , therefore no one therapy suits every individual .My underlying philosophy is person centred, offering a warm non-judgemental, empathic and honest relationship which encourages clients to explore and make sense of difficult feelings and experiences. This then helps them develop greater insight into the issues they bring and discover new ways of dealing with them.
My aim is to listen and work in such a way that offers understanding support and integrity and goes at the clients pace.At the beginning of therapy we explore your needs and the ways we could work together that you may find of most benefit and our approach is mutually agreed.
The therapeutic models I draw from are:
-Person centred art therapy skills
-CFD (counselling for depression) recommended by the Department of Health's NICE guidelines as evidence based treatment for depression
What clients have gained.
Clients I have seen have experienced improvements in their relationships with others and have been able to understand their feelings better. They have gained more self confidence and self esteem. It can be quite difficult to talk about feelings to those closest to us . Some clients have spoken about things in sessions that they have never shared with anyone else.
Clients have spoken about extremely painful experiences and through exploration have been able to look at things from a different perspective and been able to move to a position of still remembering what has happened but feeling less raw, less trapped and more hopeful.
Clients have gained realisations about themselves in relation to themselves and others and made positive changes. Other clients have regained their own self worth and in some cases a reason to carry on living.
To get started please give me a ring on the above telephone number or email me to arrange an initial no cost with no obligation to return 30 minute introductory meeting. This is to see if I am the right therapist for you. We can discuss what you want to get out of counselling and I will share with you what I can offer.
You may want to have a think before arranging any further sessions and get in touch at a later date or you may be decide quite quickly. If we do agree to work together, we can then arrange when to meet and how often . Alternatively If you do not wish to have counselling with me that is fine. it is important that you feel comfortable with who you see and that your counsellor can meet your needs.
I have a practice room in Romiley, Stockport . It is close to a car park, a main bus route and the railway station. It is 10 minutes drive from Stockport town centre and the M60/M67.
Training, qualifications & experience
EMDR therapy training part 1,2,3 and 4. 2019 EMDR masterclass.
IAPT compliant CFD (Counselling for depression) supervisor 2013 Keele University
IAPT compliant CFD (Counselling for depression) counsellor 2012 Keele University
BACP senior accredited counsellor 2009
Certificate in Person centred art therapy skills 2007 PCAT
BACP accreditation 2003
M.A. in Counselling 2000 The University of Manchester
Diploma in counselling 1992 Manchester Metropolitan University
One year course in group analysis. Group Analysis North
Advanced Psychodrama course British Association for Psychodrama
Registered Mental Nurse 1985 English National Board
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have extensive experience in working with young people 16 upwards and young adults, besides other age groups i.e. adults and older people.
I have vast experience with working with groups having facilitated supportive psychotherapy groups, self harm support groups, groups for victims of bullying.
I am also an experienced counselling supervisor.
Free initial introductory 30 minute meeting
Ongoing counselling sessions £45.00 for 50 minutes.
I have been working in private practice as a counsellor\psychotherapist for over 21 years. I have worked for 9 years within primary care mental health within the NHS as a counsellor with adults. I have also previously worked as an NHS counselling service manager for 13 years and a nurse psychotherapist in a psychotherapeutic programme at Cheadle Royal hospital for 7 years. I have also worked in the voluntary sector and NHS as a young persons counsellor. I have also previously taught counselling at Diploma level at Manchester Metropolitan University.
I initially trained as a registered mental nurse where I learnt that people could overcome mental health problems if they were given the opportunity to talk through them with someone who understood and listened with integrity.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mondays, Tuesdays, daytime.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
Experience.View supervision profile