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Trish Moonoosamy, BA Hons, PG Dip, MBACP Counselling & Psychotherapy

Belper DE56 & Derby DE22 07985010401 07985010401 07985010401 07985010401

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 therapy, which very much depends on what issues you want to focus on in therapy, 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 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 Counselling approach:

The way I work is using the Psychodynamic approach, which is based on the belief that present day-to-day problems may be linked to unresolved issues from the past.  This can often result in a person repeating unhelpful and negative patterns in relationships - friendships, family or in work.  As these patterns emerge early on in life, we can often be completely unaware of how they affect us, but find ourselves in the same situation repeatedly.  Many people I work with have sought therapy as they become more aware of finding themselves in a relationship where they are repeating unhelpful behaviours from previous relationships.

A big part of the therapeutic work is to help you to identify and recognise unhelpful patterns and negative behaviours, and to work with you to enable you to change them.

Areas of interest and experience:

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/or Depression - understanding and making sense of how present anxiety and/or depression relates to the past

Work related Stress, Problems with Work/Life balance,

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

Impact of childhood bullying

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, loss of identity, life changes following illness, death or relationship breakdown

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

Effects of Trauma, including Dissociation

My Experience to date:

I have many years experience since qualifying in 2002 in a variety of different settings:

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 6 years I have continued counselling 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 am also an Affiliate Therapist with a large Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) provider of short-term therapy for employees, and work privately in 2 different venues offering both long and time limited therapy on a wide variety of issues, as well as having my own private practice outside Derby city centre.

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
  • Diploma in Supervision, Leeds Centre for Psychological Development (completed training  2019 - 2020, completing supervision hours requirement)

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

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Initial session  - 50-60 minutes

Individual Therapy sessions - £45 per session

Individual counselling is generally available:

Tuesdays to Fridays - daytime

Limited evening sessions available  - please check

Parking is available at all venues.

Further information

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



Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Telephone counselling is available


Therapy:  Tuesdays to Fridays -  day-time sessions available and limited evening sessions.

Supervision:  Various - please enquire

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Trish Moonoosamy, BA Hons, PG Dip, MBACP Counselling & Psychotherapy

Trish Moonoosamy, BA Hons, PG Dip, MBACP Counselling & Psychotherapy

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