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Services offered: face to face to individuals (16+) adhering to government guidelines.

Sometimes in life it is difficult to cope, perhaps due to sudden changes, childhood or ongoing trauma, loss of confidence, self-esteem, self-worth or belief in yourself, feelings of anxiety or depression.  Maybe you are facing loss or uncertainty, or you have been through some unexpected and difficult experiences.  Counselling therapy can be an effective tool for self-understanding and relating in your world.

Through a therapeutic relationship, my aim is to help you better understand your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, and to reconnect with yourself. I work from a person-centred perspective, believing in your ability to grow and develop in a way that is best suited to you.  I endeavour to create a safe, comfortable and calming environment to give you space to openly express your issues and concerns.

I am continuing to meet with clients online using video-conferencing such as Zoom.  If you require help with connecting in this way, you can contact me by email via this site.

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Based in Darley Abbey, Derby, I am a qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor with a BA(Hons) degree in Humanistic Counselling Practice from the University of Nottingham.  I have further training in: Working with Anxiety; Working with Anger; Suicide and Self Harm; Gestalt Theory and Practice; Disordered Eating; Online Therapy for Individuals and Couples; Goal Setting in Therapy; Single Session Therapy; Working with Complex Trauma; Polyvagel Theory and Practice; Relational Depth in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I have worked as a psychotherapeutic counsellor in Derby since 2009, and have considerable experience engaged in therapeutic relationships with a diverse and complex adult client base. I currently work in private practice and have worked in the voluntary sector for a number of well-established charitable organisations. 


I adhere to the ethical guidelines of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).


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Individual Counselling

Initial Consultation: £40 (60 minutes)

Ongoing Counselling: £45 (50 minutes)

Couples Counselling

Initial Consultation: £45 (60 minutes)

Ongoing Counselling: £55 (60 minutes)


I have a number of spaces available for:

Student therapist who are required to engage in personal counselling as part of their training:

Ongoing Counselling: £40 (50 minutes)



My counselling practice in Derby is located 2 miles from Derby City Centre, there is parking available on site, served by major bus routes and is within walking distance of the University of Derby.  My therapy room is based on the ground floor and is easily accessible.


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I believe that a different therapy must be constructed for each client because each has a unique story.

Irvin D Yalom

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