Trish Moonoosamy, BA Hons, PG Dip Coun, MBACP

Trish Moonoosamy, BA Hons, PG Dip Coun, MBACP



07985010401 / 07985010401

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About me

As a qualified and experienced Psychodynamic Counsellor, I have worked within the voluntary, private and NHS sectors. I offer both short term and long term counselling, which very much depends on what issues you want to focus on in counselling, how long you have been experiencing difficulties for, and on a practical level, your availability.

How I work:

Feeling comfortable, safe and able to talk without judgement, is vital in your counselling sessions, so choosing your Counsellor, and understanding the way they work is the first step.  I offer an initial free consultation session where I will explain how I work and take some time to understand your reasons for seeking support.  It should help you decide if I am the right person for you, and whether my approach and the way I work, will suit your needs.  The therapy rooms I use are comfortable, safe and private.

My experience:

I have 6 years experience in a GP surgery, working as a Primary Care Counsellor, with many different issues such as loss, bereavement and grief, anxiety and depression, redundancy, low self-confidence & esteem and relationship problems.

Before this, I spent 4 years with voluntary organisations in the East Midlands, offering long term counselling to adult female survivors living with the impact of rape, childhood sexual abuse and any form of Domestic Violence.

In the last 5 years I have continued working within the field of childhood sexual abuse, with an organisation in Derby specialising in offering counselling for male and female victims of any form of sexual assault.  I also work for two other organisations offering both long and time limited counselling on a wide variety of issues, as well as having my own private practice outside Derby city centre.

Within the last 15 years I have had experience and particularly specialised in:

Working with recurring problems and negative repeating patterns in relationships, personal life and work

Anxiety and Depression

Work related Stress, Problems with Work/Life balance

Working with the impact of childhood sexual and physical abuse, domestic violence, childhood bullying, emotional neglect, and any form of sexual assault

Working with women before, during, and post pregnancy and the many issues involved in these stages, particularly relating to their own childhood experience

Loss, Bereavement and Grief - including support after suicide

Low self-esteem and self-confidence, unrealistic high expectations of self

Effects of Trauma, including Dissociation

My Counselling approach:

The way I work is using the Psychodynamic approach, which is based on the belief that present day-to-day problems are linked to unresolved issues from the past.  This can often result in a person repeating unhelpful and negative patterns in relationships, friendships or in work.  As these patterns emerge early on in life, we can often be completely unaware of how they affect us.  In the counselling relationship, I will work with you to help increase awareness, recognise, and seek to change these unhelpful patterns.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA Hons
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Guidance
  • Post Graduate Diploma In Counselling, University of Leicester 2002
  • Certificate in Primary Care Counselling (NHS) 2009
  • Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) Pt.1
  • Ongoing CPD Training in Trauma, Abuse, Dissociation, Shame
  • Enrolled on Diploma in Supervision (September 2019)

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Therapies offered

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  • Counselling venue
  • Counselling venue


Free Initial assessment  - 30- 45 minutes

Then if you decide to continue:

Individual Counselling sessions - £45 per session

Individual counselling is generally available:

Tuesdays to Fridays daytime - 9.00- 5.00pm

Some evenings available from 5.30pm. Please note: NO EVENING AVAILABILITY  (April 2019) - will update when this changes.

Parking is available at both venues.

Further information

I am fully insured, receive regular supervision as required by BACP, and I have an enhanced DBS check

Maps & Directions

Derby, DE22
Belper, DE56

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: No


Tuesdays to Fridays - 9.00am- 5.00pm. Evening sessions NO AVAILABILITY (April 2019) at the moment to be updated when availability changes.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme