Vicki Jarvis

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Belper DE56 & Derby DE72
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About me

Life as we currently experience it is the culmination of all of our lived experiences; some of these experiences are positive, some challenging and some negative. Whether you are struggling with anxiety and overwhelm, depression and motivational issues, grief and loss or some other factors which are impacting your ability to live your best life, counselling and psychotherapy can help. I provide a safe space for you to explore your self-knowledge and wisdom, helping you to trust in your own power to implement change or growth where possible and acceptance where necessary. Essentially, this means I offer a unique therapeutic relationship based on mutual trust and non-judgement - this lays the foundation for healing and growth.

As a fully qualified UKCP and BACP registered Person-Centred Psychotherapist, I am experienced and professionally trained to be alongside you as you explore your needs and find ways to connect with your inner world and wellbeing. I offer short-, medium- and long-term therapy centred around what you feel you need as a client; there is benefit in taking time to develop your own authentic emotional connection with yourself within the safe space of the therapy room.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained on the MSc Person-Centred and Experiential Psychotherapy programme at the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute (SPTI), Nottingham. I graduated in the summer of 2022 having practiced for over three years within local charitable organisations in Derbyshire supporting women impacted by domestic abuse and individuals coming to terms with bereavement and life-limiting illness. I have a particular interest in working with grief, significant life changes, the impact of trauma, neglect and difficulties in relating to others. Such life experiences are often accompanied by anxiety and/or depression along with other impacts on health and wellbeing.

Prior to entering the profession, I worked with children with complex physical disabilities before becoming a Complementary Therapist working with adults. I became motivated to help people at a deeper level in the hope of supporting individuals to connect with internal power to grow through and beyond the challenges life throws at us; for me, psychotherapy offers a way to fulfil this aim. I bring all of my life experience to my practice, including the joys and challenges of raising a family as well as the depths of loss and despair; this experience enables me to feel confident I can remain hopeful in times of challenge and offer a safe, comfortable space for clients. I work non-judgementally, offering acceptance and empathy in the therapeutic relationship. I will happily explore ways to work creatively with clients, e.g., creative materials, books etc, if clients feel they need to find alternative ways to access their feelings. I have a particular interest in how books, TV and film can help clients to connect with their feelings in the therapeutic process - this connects my professional qualifications and practice with my MA in Literature and BA (Hons) in Literature with Arts in Healing and Learning .

My area of research during MSc training was how trainee psychotherapists experience growth and change within themselves during training - this remains an area of special interest for me. I keep up to date with current developments in psychotherapy and complete additional training in response to my growing practice to ensure I am practicing ethically.

I have worked closely with people from multiple backgrounds and social groups who have been impacted by various issues; these include significant life changes, grief, illness, depression/low mood, anxiety, the impact of trauma, relationship breakdown, domestic abuse and the exploration of identity. I approach my work from a relational, trauma-informed perspective which recognises the significant impact of life events and attachment relationships.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapies offered


£45.00 - £50.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • WPA
  • Axa Health
  • Vitality

Additional information

I am keen for clients to access support at a level which feels manageable but which reflects the quality of service you will receive from me. I welcome a discussion about fees and I offer a limited number of reduced rate sessions. 

Standard Session Rate: £50

Student Concession Rate: £45

Payment is due on the day of the session, preferably by bank transfer.

Rates are higher for EAP/Health Insurance funded work due to the additional admin time involved.

I don't charge for re-arranging sessions provided a minimum of 24 hours notice is given. I do charge a session fee for non-attendance without communicating in advance.

Session length is 50 minutes.

When I work

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Further information

I offer weekly sessions on a short-, medium- or long-term basis with clients aged 16 years and over. I have a flexible approach which recognises that your needs might change over time and I will gladly re-visit your aims for therapy on an ongoing basis and be adaptable where possible.

I primarily work face to face, but I do also offer some sessions online or by phone. Please feel free to contact me by phone, text or email to discuss your needs and to see if you feel we could work well together.

The Hollies, 105 Bridge Street, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 1BA

Elephant Rooms, 36 South Street, Draycott, Derby, Derbyshire, DE72 3PP

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Vicki Jarvis
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