Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Counselling in Ashbourne

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Nicola Lisa Griffiths
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Ashbourne DE6
Life often presents unexpected challenges that leave us feeling lost and uncertain. Reaching out for help is essential to find clarity and move forward. As a BACP member, qualified Integrative Counsellor, and UKCP trainee psychotherapist, I offer a compassionate, non-judgmental approach in a safe, confidential environment. I believe in everyone's potential for growth and change, and my role is to help you discover and embrace your own potential. Addressing issues can be daunting, so I strive to provide supportive, confidential care.
Life often presents unexpected challenges that leave us feeling lost and uncertain. Reaching out for help is essential to find clarity and move forward. As a BACP member, qualified Integrative Counsellor, and UKCP trainee psychotherapist, I offer a compassionate, non-judgmental approach in a safe, confidential environment. I believe in everyone's potential for growth and change, and my role is to help you discover and embrace your own potential. Addressing issues can be daunting, so I strive to provide supportive, confidential care.
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Heidi Francis
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Ashbourne DE6  (Online Only)
Taking that first step to seek support from a therapist can be a daunting experience and many people can feel anxious discussing their struggles. Experiencing feelings of anxiety, depression, sadness, anger and stress or suffering from a constant low mood, can often lead to feeling bewildered and alone. So my aim is to provide a safe, warm and caring space in which together we can explore your struggles and you can gain a better understanding of yourself and your feelings, Together we can discover a way forward to a happier, calmer place, enabling you to build new beginnings.
Taking that first step to seek support from a therapist can be a daunting experience and many people can feel anxious discussing their struggles. Experiencing feelings of anxiety, depression, sadness, anger and stress or suffering from a constant low mood, can often lead to feeling bewildered and alone. So my aim is to provide a safe, warm and caring space in which together we can explore your struggles and you can gain a better understanding of yourself and your feelings, Together we can discover a way forward to a happier, calmer place, enabling you to build new beginnings.
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Serenity Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ashbourne DE6  (Online Only)
I hope you’ve found the right place for you. It’s likely you’ve been a long time of searching. As the Director of Serenity I both manage and run the organisation Nationwide, but also reserve a significant portion of time to working specifically with those who are looking for therapy for long term & chronic health conditions. Particularly therapy for ME patients (Myalgic Encephalemyelitis), therapy for Chronic Fatigue patients, and other autoimmune disorder patients. All sessions are a combination of Online and where necessary, open google docs where you can answer explore work at a time that is suitable for you.
I hope you’ve found the right place for you. It’s likely you’ve been a long time of searching. As the Director of Serenity I both manage and run the organisation Nationwide, but also reserve a significant portion of time to working specifically with those who are looking for therapy for long term & chronic health conditions. Particularly therapy for ME patients (Myalgic Encephalemyelitis), therapy for Chronic Fatigue patients, and other autoimmune disorder patients. All sessions are a combination of Online and where necessary, open google docs where you can answer explore work at a time that is suitable for you.
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Louise Bellamy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Ashbourne DE6
Waitlist for new clients
Hi, I'm Louise, I'm a BACP-Accredited Integrative Psychotherapist offering individual therapy sessions to adults on a short or long-term basis. I can work with you either in-person from my home in Allestree (Derby), online, or outdoors in a 'Walk and Talk' format. I have experience in working with individuals facing a wide range of problems, and particularly with those suffering from eating disorders, trauma, anxiety, and difficulties in relating to other people. In addition to working privately, I have 10 years' experience of working with First Steps Derbyshire, providing counselling to sufferers of a range of eating disorders.
Hi, I'm Louise, I'm a BACP-Accredited Integrative Psychotherapist offering individual therapy sessions to adults on a short or long-term basis. I can work with you either in-person from my home in Allestree (Derby), online, or outdoors in a 'Walk and Talk' format. I have experience in working with individuals facing a wide range of problems, and particularly with those suffering from eating disorders, trauma, anxiety, and difficulties in relating to other people. In addition to working privately, I have 10 years' experience of working with First Steps Derbyshire, providing counselling to sufferers of a range of eating disorders.
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Martin James Smith
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Derby DE1
Drawing from a range of approaches including ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) a third wave CBT model as well as Solution Focused Therapy, CBT, Hypnosis and Mindfulness the variety of applications enables me to fit your needs and move you on quickly and effectively.
I have been in private practice for over 20 years specialising in anxiety issues as well as helping people with depression, sleep and stress related issues. My approach is a solution focused one which looks at how to help you move on quickly and effectively. I utilise a range of techniques with the focus on looking at things that work for you and help you feel better as quickly and effectively as possible.
Drawing from a range of approaches including ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) a third wave CBT model as well as Solution Focused Therapy, CBT, Hypnosis and Mindfulness the variety of applications enables me to fit your needs and move you on quickly and effectively.
I have been in private practice for over 20 years specialising in anxiety issues as well as helping people with depression, sleep and stress related issues. My approach is a solution focused one which looks at how to help you move on quickly and effectively. I utilise a range of techniques with the focus on looking at things that work for you and help you feel better as quickly and effectively as possible.
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Sheffield CBT & Counselling Practice
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Derby DE1
We use a variety of approaches from CBT, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness and EMDR.
We at Sheffield CBT & Counselling Practice are committed to helping people to overcome difficult and distressing times. We provide a safe and personalised service offering solutions for people experiencing a range of difficulties from anxiety, depression, panic attacks, worrying, social phobia, low self esteem, public speaking, OCD, & PTSD. At the center of Sheffield CBT & Counselling Practice is an approach that supports clients to reach psychological and personal well-being,
We use a variety of approaches from CBT, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness and EMDR.
We at Sheffield CBT & Counselling Practice are committed to helping people to overcome difficult and distressing times. We provide a safe and personalised service offering solutions for people experiencing a range of difficulties from anxiety, depression, panic attacks, worrying, social phobia, low self esteem, public speaking, OCD, & PTSD. At the center of Sheffield CBT & Counselling Practice is an approach that supports clients to reach psychological and personal well-being,
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Grace-Anne Sharpe-Young
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Derby DE1  (Online Only)
We cover topics like stress, anxiety management, mindfulness, and relationships.
Hello! I'm Grace-Anne, welcome to my page. I am trained in Social Psychology (BSc. BPS), Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy (MSc. BACP), and Clinical Hypnotherapy (Dip. BPS, GHSC). My integrative approach includes Person-Centred Therapy (Carl Rogers) for self-exploration and growth, Attachment Theory (John Bowlby) highlighting how early emotional connections' impact on adult development, CBT that targets negative thoughts and behaviours into healthier alternatives and Clinical Hypnotherapy, an evidence-based method to help increase deep relaxation, manages stress, anxiety, and addresses phobias, fears, and unhealthy habits.
We cover topics like stress, anxiety management, mindfulness, and relationships.
Hello! I'm Grace-Anne, welcome to my page. I am trained in Social Psychology (BSc. BPS), Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy (MSc. BACP), and Clinical Hypnotherapy (Dip. BPS, GHSC). My integrative approach includes Person-Centred Therapy (Carl Rogers) for self-exploration and growth, Attachment Theory (John Bowlby) highlighting how early emotional connections' impact on adult development, CBT that targets negative thoughts and behaviours into healthier alternatives and Clinical Hypnotherapy, an evidence-based method to help increase deep relaxation, manages stress, anxiety, and addresses phobias, fears, and unhealthy habits.
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Angie Rigard
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Derby DE1
I offer a nonjudgemental, calming and empathic space for anyone in need of support. We live in an increasingly difficult and stressful world and it can feel overwhelming at times. I hope to provide a safe space for an individual to be themselves and feel able to explore what it is that distresses them and what they need to feel better.
I offer a nonjudgemental, calming and empathic space for anyone in need of support. We live in an increasingly difficult and stressful world and it can feel overwhelming at times. I hope to provide a safe space for an individual to be themselves and feel able to explore what it is that distresses them and what they need to feel better.
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Louise Seys
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Derby DE65
I am a fully qualified and accredited Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapist. I work predominantly with adults, adolescents and tweens. In addition to CBT, I am trained in ACT, CFT, EMDR and MBCT. I have worked within mental health since 1999. I have a particular interest in working with all the various types of anxiety, low self esteem and trauma. My interpersonal approach is warm, genuine and compassionate. I am a human being too so I have my own experiences of how our minds work and how they get in a mess! I don’t have a website. Please feel free to contact me via text or email if you would like to know more.
I am a fully qualified and accredited Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapist. I work predominantly with adults, adolescents and tweens. In addition to CBT, I am trained in ACT, CFT, EMDR and MBCT. I have worked within mental health since 1999. I have a particular interest in working with all the various types of anxiety, low self esteem and trauma. My interpersonal approach is warm, genuine and compassionate. I am a human being too so I have my own experiences of how our minds work and how they get in a mess! I don’t have a website. Please feel free to contact me via text or email if you would like to know more.
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Sarah Graham
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Belper DE56
Therapy can help us to manage our lives and our relationships better, it can lead to more fulfilling relationships and a renewed sense of aliveness. Learning how to manage symptoms such as overthinking, insomnia, anxiety, depression, lack of energy, or an enduring sense of helplessness and despair, can lead to renewed energy and a greater sense of freedom in our lives. In my sessions I often use teaching, in order to help make sense of and understand why you might be feeling the way you do and to help you learn ways to make changes in order to better manage those feelings.
Therapy can help us to manage our lives and our relationships better, it can lead to more fulfilling relationships and a renewed sense of aliveness. Learning how to manage symptoms such as overthinking, insomnia, anxiety, depression, lack of energy, or an enduring sense of helplessness and despair, can lead to renewed energy and a greater sense of freedom in our lives. In my sessions I often use teaching, in order to help make sense of and understand why you might be feeling the way you do and to help you learn ways to make changes in order to better manage those feelings.
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lunar Mind Ltd
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
Derby DE1
Our aim is to support at the earliest opportunity with prevention and early intervention programmes. Lunar Mind offers a unique service; which focuses on family intervention surrounding trauma and attachment. The aim is to ensure that young people and families are not being missed and specialist parenting approaches can be used to support the whole family. The main values in which Lunar Mind work towards are: Empathy; Compassion; Trust; Integrity and Honesty.
Our aim is to support at the earliest opportunity with prevention and early intervention programmes. Lunar Mind offers a unique service; which focuses on family intervention surrounding trauma and attachment. The aim is to ensure that young people and families are not being missed and specialist parenting approaches can be used to support the whole family. The main values in which Lunar Mind work towards are: Empathy; Compassion; Trust; Integrity and Honesty.
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Blossom Tree Therapy - Sarah Legg
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Derby DE22
Welcome. You may be going through a difficult time and perhaps you feel that you are unable to resolve these issues alone. Counselling can give you the opportunity to make sense of these issues. I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor offering Individual Therapy sessions. I see people of all ages, either face to face or online., on a short-term basis or long term. I have my own private practice in Allestree, Derby.I work by concentrating on what is important to you and supporting you to gain a fresh perspective through reflecting on and understanding yourself and your present situation.
Welcome. You may be going through a difficult time and perhaps you feel that you are unable to resolve these issues alone. Counselling can give you the opportunity to make sense of these issues. I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor offering Individual Therapy sessions. I see people of all ages, either face to face or online., on a short-term basis or long term. I have my own private practice in Allestree, Derby.I work by concentrating on what is important to you and supporting you to gain a fresh perspective through reflecting on and understanding yourself and your present situation.
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Breathing Space
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wirksworth DE4
In my practice I aim to provide a breathing space for those who need it; a space to reflect, to catch your breath, to work through or to just be. To create a breathing space, I will work to make you feel safe and understood, by offering empathy, boundaries, compassion and clarity. Every breathing space is a unique co-creation between me and the person or group I’m working with.
In my practice I aim to provide a breathing space for those who need it; a space to reflect, to catch your breath, to work through or to just be. To create a breathing space, I will work to make you feel safe and understood, by offering empathy, boundaries, compassion and clarity. Every breathing space is a unique co-creation between me and the person or group I’m working with.
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Kristina Gumbryte
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Derby DE23
I strongly believe that the client knows themselves best, therefore I listen not to diagnose, but to understand you and how you came to be. I appreciate everyone wants to be happy, but the idea of happiness will look different to everyone - to some, it may be having better relationships with their loved ones, to others, it may be excelling at their career, and others may want to have a better relationship with themselves. Together, we can work through the barriers like anxiety, depression, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, eating disorders, or anything else. Whatever it is that your happiness looks like, I want to help you get there.
I strongly believe that the client knows themselves best, therefore I listen not to diagnose, but to understand you and how you came to be. I appreciate everyone wants to be happy, but the idea of happiness will look different to everyone - to some, it may be having better relationships with their loved ones, to others, it may be excelling at their career, and others may want to have a better relationship with themselves. Together, we can work through the barriers like anxiety, depression, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, eating disorders, or anything else. Whatever it is that your happiness looks like, I want to help you get there.
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Dr Amanda Walker
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burton-on-Trent DE13
Waitlist for new clients
Hello, I am Amanda and I am a Registered Clinical Psychologist and EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner who is experienced in working with adults and young adults. Over 14 years I have worked within a number of NHS and private settings. I have vast experience of working with a range of psychological issues including depression, anxiety, trauma and interpersonal/ emotional difficulties. I specialise in Trauma (PTSD) and working with adults with emotional/interpersonal problems linked to childhood. Within my work I utilise several therapeutic approaches which reflects the breath of my training; these include CBT,
Hello, I am Amanda and I am a Registered Clinical Psychologist and EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner who is experienced in working with adults and young adults. Over 14 years I have worked within a number of NHS and private settings. I have vast experience of working with a range of psychological issues including depression, anxiety, trauma and interpersonal/ emotional difficulties. I specialise in Trauma (PTSD) and working with adults with emotional/interpersonal problems linked to childhood. Within my work I utilise several therapeutic approaches which reflects the breath of my training; these include CBT,
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John Burton
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Derby DE23
I am a SPTI qualified (MSc) Integrative psychotherapist (2020) for individuals and a qualified (Diploma, level 7) Supervisor (2023), with UKCP accreditation, No. 2011169423. I also have a diploma in couples work and a PGCE in Compassion Focused Therapy (2014). I was a Mental Health Nurse for 19 years until starting therapy private practice in 2020. I offer individual and couples therapy based on an undersatnding of the effects on our development of infant and childhood experiences. I work with most issues and seek to offer a safe space based on understanding, empathy and client autonomy.
I am a SPTI qualified (MSc) Integrative psychotherapist (2020) for individuals and a qualified (Diploma, level 7) Supervisor (2023), with UKCP accreditation, No. 2011169423. I also have a diploma in couples work and a PGCE in Compassion Focused Therapy (2014). I was a Mental Health Nurse for 19 years until starting therapy private practice in 2020. I offer individual and couples therapy based on an undersatnding of the effects on our development of infant and childhood experiences. I work with most issues and seek to offer a safe space based on understanding, empathy and client autonomy.
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The Psychotherapy Room
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Derby DE1
Here at The Psychotherapy Room our aim is to ensure that we provide an accessible service to those who may not be able to afford it in the heart of Derby City Centre. Counselling and psychotherapy is a different journey for each individual - you may be going through a time of transition in your life; you may need support through a period of hardship you have experienced or are experiencing or you may be seeking a greater self-understanding and awareness.
Here at The Psychotherapy Room our aim is to ensure that we provide an accessible service to those who may not be able to afford it in the heart of Derby City Centre. Counselling and psychotherapy is a different journey for each individual - you may be going through a time of transition in your life; you may need support through a period of hardship you have experienced or are experiencing or you may be seeking a greater self-understanding and awareness.
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My Choice Psychotherapy & Counselling Practice
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Derby DE3
My name is Kim Byng, I am a fully qualified counsellor working in Derby. I have a background in working with clients affected by domestic violence (male and female) and also with victims of crime. I work with adult clients around relationship and attachment issues, domestic abuse, sexual abuse, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, loss, trauma, self harm, identifying patterns of relating to others, new relationships and personal growth. I generally use Transactional Analysis when working with clients, this involves inviting the client to examine their own processes and ways of relating to others so they can make changes in their lives.
My name is Kim Byng, I am a fully qualified counsellor working in Derby. I have a background in working with clients affected by domestic violence (male and female) and also with victims of crime. I work with adult clients around relationship and attachment issues, domestic abuse, sexual abuse, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, loss, trauma, self harm, identifying patterns of relating to others, new relationships and personal growth. I generally use Transactional Analysis when working with clients, this involves inviting the client to examine their own processes and ways of relating to others so they can make changes in their lives.
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CBTfit - Mind & Body
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Derby DE22
As a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist my main focus is helping clients understand and manage their problems within this framework. CBT is an active therapy, present focused, collaborative and structured allowing the clients to become ‘their own therapist’. This type of therapy empowers the client to take responsibility for their own therapeutic journey, acquiring the skills and techniques to maintain changes made in therapy for the long term. I adhere to the standards of conduct, performance and ethics required by my accrediting body the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).
As a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist my main focus is helping clients understand and manage their problems within this framework. CBT is an active therapy, present focused, collaborative and structured allowing the clients to become ‘their own therapist’. This type of therapy empowers the client to take responsibility for their own therapeutic journey, acquiring the skills and techniques to maintain changes made in therapy for the long term. I adhere to the standards of conduct, performance and ethics required by my accrediting body the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).
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Jonathan Stone - Discover U
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Derby DE1
I am an experienced qualified Integrative Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Supervisor, working in Private practice and within the NHS for over 13 years. I work with individuals, couples, EAP services, and provide clinical supervision. I have significant experience of working with a wide range of clients. Ages range from teens to older adults. I work with people experiencing a range of issues - Relationship issues; anxiety including panic disorders and depression; post natal depression; work problems; stress; loss, I am trained and have considerable experience in working with psychiatric diagnosis.
I am an experienced qualified Integrative Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Supervisor, working in Private practice and within the NHS for over 13 years. I work with individuals, couples, EAP services, and provide clinical supervision. I have significant experience of working with a wide range of clients. Ages range from teens to older adults. I work with people experiencing a range of issues - Relationship issues; anxiety including panic disorders and depression; post natal depression; work problems; stress; loss, I am trained and have considerable experience in working with psychiatric diagnosis.
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Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Counsellors

How does mindfulness-based cognitive therapy work?

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy originated in the work of John Kabat-Zinn of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He developed mindfulness-based stress reduction, which is a technique found in yoga and meditation. MBCT is a combination of this type of stress reduction and cognitive behavioral therapy; it essentially quiets emotional distress through mindfulness, utilizing proper breathing and meditation. These techniques aim to bring the individual into the present moment when in a state of distress.

When do I know if I need treatment with mindfulness-based cognitive therapy?

If an individual’s mind is filled with emotional distress and general negativity, the person may feel trapped. A mindfulness-based cognitive therapist can help a person change their thinking patterns as well as their behaviour through calm acceptance and compassion. This therapy can provide an individual with the coping skills needed for a healthier and more constructive life.

What should I expect from mindfulness-based cognitive therapy?

This therapy often takes place in group sessions. A therapist will work with the group as well as with each individual. Meditation and breathing exercises are core practices that aim to invite inquiry and discovery into a person’s troubled mental state. The objective is to identify and lessen negative thoughts and behaviours and move toward optimal health and productivity. The individual will see life in a more realistic way. This therapy is supportive, accepting, and warm.

Is mindfulness-based cognitive therapy effective?

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy is evidence-based and effective. One study found that people with major depressive disorder have benefitted from this type of therapy; the person accepts their distressed thoughts and also moves into healthier patterns of thinking. This therapy also aims to move an individual away from automatic negative responses. This type of therapy can bring a person lifelong change, with higher levels of satisfaction, less stress, as well as positive emotional and behavioural habits.