Trish Moonoosamy, BA Hons, PG Dip Coun, MBACP

Trish Moonoosamy, BA Hons, PG Dip Coun, MBACP



07985010401 / 07985010401

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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 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:

It is vital that you feel comfortable, safe and able to talk in your counselling sessions.  This is why the initial free consultation session that I offer is so important.  At this session, 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 setting, 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 Nottingham and Burton, 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 4 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.

I have experience and particularly specialise in:

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

Anxiety and Depression

Work related Stress

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, through pregnancy and post pregnancy and the many issues involved in these stages

Loss, Bereavement and Grief

Low self-esteem and self confidence

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

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Therapies offered

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  • Counselling venue
  • Counselling venue


Free Initial assessment  - around 45 minutes

Then if you decide to continue:

Individual Counselling session - 50 minutes - £45.00 per 50 minute session.

Individual counselling is generally available:

Tuesdays to Fridays daytime - 9.00- 5.00pm

Some evenings available from 5.30pm.

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: No


Tuesdays to Fridays - 9.00am- 5.00pm Some evenings available from 5.30pm

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme