Female Counselling in Derby, ENG

Photo of Mel Paulson, MBACP, Counsellor
Mel Paulson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Derby DE22
I understand that life can be difficult and there may be times when you could benefit from talking to an approachable counsellor. Collaboratively we can explore challenges or issues that you are facing and work towards empowerment for change. I am a qualified integrative counsellor who is committed to offering you a safe, non-judgmental and confidential space to allow you to explore your thoughts and feelings. I draw upon different approaches which will be personalised to suit you. As every client is unique my approach is based on your needs. I work from a comfortable room in a business centre that has plenty of free parking.
I understand that life can be difficult and there may be times when you could benefit from talking to an approachable counsellor. Collaboratively we can explore challenges or issues that you are facing and work towards empowerment for change. I am a qualified integrative counsellor who is committed to offering you a safe, non-judgmental and confidential space to allow you to explore your thoughts and feelings. I draw upon different approaches which will be personalised to suit you. As every client is unique my approach is based on your needs. I work from a comfortable room in a business centre that has plenty of free parking.
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Alice Yendle-Parsons
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Derby DE21
I am a BACP accredited and qualified Integrative Psychotherapist, Counsellor, Clinical Supervisor and Lecturer. I have over 14 years of experience in psychotherapy practice within independent private practice, Relate, employee counselling services and freelance contracts. I am qualified to work with adult individuals and couples, families, young people and children as well as providing clinical supervision for therapists. I offer an independent specialist service for Derby and the surrounding areas. I am passionate about empowering people to recognise and achieve their potential.
I am a BACP accredited and qualified Integrative Psychotherapist, Counsellor, Clinical Supervisor and Lecturer. I have over 14 years of experience in psychotherapy practice within independent private practice, Relate, employee counselling services and freelance contracts. I am qualified to work with adult individuals and couples, families, young people and children as well as providing clinical supervision for therapists. I offer an independent specialist service for Derby and the surrounding areas. I am passionate about empowering people to recognise and achieve their potential.
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Sara Slamkova
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Derby DE73
Hello, my name is Sara and I provide Psychotherapeutic Counselling embedded in Transactional Analysis. There seem to be an ongoing search to feel happy, content while have it all and be it all. Is that possible? Can you slow down in a fast paced society? Where and how do you draw a line? Where do you start and the others end? I provide support with: powerment, emotional resilience, processing trauma, grief, relationship support, relationship with self, others, food, career and processing grief. Ongoing suffering doesn’t have to be an option anymore.
Hello, my name is Sara and I provide Psychotherapeutic Counselling embedded in Transactional Analysis. There seem to be an ongoing search to feel happy, content while have it all and be it all. Is that possible? Can you slow down in a fast paced society? Where and how do you draw a line? Where do you start and the others end? I provide support with: powerment, emotional resilience, processing trauma, grief, relationship support, relationship with self, others, food, career and processing grief. Ongoing suffering doesn’t have to be an option anymore.
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Dr Nazia Taj
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Derby DE23  (Online Only)
Welcome, I'm Dr Nazia Taj, a Clinical Psychologist (registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and the British Psychological Society), dedicated to providing compassionate and effective therapy for adults struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, low self-confidence and trauma. I believe in creating a safe and supportive space where clients can explore their thoughts, emotions and experiences without judgement.
Welcome, I'm Dr Nazia Taj, a Clinical Psychologist (registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and the British Psychological Society), dedicated to providing compassionate and effective therapy for adults struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, low self-confidence and trauma. I believe in creating a safe and supportive space where clients can explore their thoughts, emotions and experiences without judgement.
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Jo Burch Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Derby DE22
Hello and welcome, I'm Jo. You may have come here because you're struggling to cope with life's challenges. Perhaps you're feeling overwhelmed, lost or alone and you're finding it hard to deal with the difficult feelings. Many situations can bring us to a point where everything feels too much - for example, emotional and/or physical ill health, work stress, relationship difficulties, break-ups, bereavement, trauma and unresolved childhood issues. I offer psychotherapy and Havening Techniques to help you to explore what you need to resolve your difficulties and gain balance in your life and in your relationships.
Hello and welcome, I'm Jo. You may have come here because you're struggling to cope with life's challenges. Perhaps you're feeling overwhelmed, lost or alone and you're finding it hard to deal with the difficult feelings. Many situations can bring us to a point where everything feels too much - for example, emotional and/or physical ill health, work stress, relationship difficulties, break-ups, bereavement, trauma and unresolved childhood issues. I offer psychotherapy and Havening Techniques to help you to explore what you need to resolve your difficulties and gain balance in your life and in your relationships.
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Penny Sutton
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Derby DE23
Life can be difficult and challenging, if you’re fed up of just getting by, if you feel that your mood is low yet again and you are struggling with anxiety or overwhelm then talking therapy may be for you. My aim is to help you reach your full potential, to feel fulfilled. Some people find that having a private confidential space just for them, with an expert, who is not family or friend gives them the space to process complicated feelings and thoughts. The benefits can be enormous in terms of a re-set for a healthier and happier life.
Life can be difficult and challenging, if you’re fed up of just getting by, if you feel that your mood is low yet again and you are struggling with anxiety or overwhelm then talking therapy may be for you. My aim is to help you reach your full potential, to feel fulfilled. Some people find that having a private confidential space just for them, with an expert, who is not family or friend gives them the space to process complicated feelings and thoughts. The benefits can be enormous in terms of a re-set for a healthier and happier life.
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Jane Elizabeth Torrance
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Derby DE65
Hello and Welcome to my information page. I am a counsellor with 20 years experience in a variety of settings. I can offer you a confidential and safe space to enable you to talk about your issues and experiences, so that you can begin to find patterns from the past and make decisions about how you might like to change your future.
Hello and Welcome to my information page. I am a counsellor with 20 years experience in a variety of settings. I can offer you a confidential and safe space to enable you to talk about your issues and experiences, so that you can begin to find patterns from the past and make decisions about how you might like to change your future.
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Angela Thompson
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Derby DE22
Over the years I have studied managing anxiety and building self esteem , and am well placed to support clients whose lives are impacted by living with anxiety. I understand how difficult it can be to take the first step into therapy , which in itself can increase the physical and psychological responses and increase fear of not being able to cope . I would hope that a client would be able to achieve their goals to manage their anxiety and live life more freely , being able to yes to things more often and live life more fearlessly. My work has also been to support bereavement, where therapy aims to make adjustments for life now .
Over the years I have studied managing anxiety and building self esteem , and am well placed to support clients whose lives are impacted by living with anxiety. I understand how difficult it can be to take the first step into therapy , which in itself can increase the physical and psychological responses and increase fear of not being able to cope . I would hope that a client would be able to achieve their goals to manage their anxiety and live life more freely , being able to yes to things more often and live life more fearlessly. My work has also been to support bereavement, where therapy aims to make adjustments for life now .
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Pony Partnerships CIC
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Derby DE65
Have you found it difficult to engage in traditional therapy? Do the expectations attached to room based therapy, where we sit face to face, feel overwhelming? We try and work slightly differently to help build a space that feels comfortable for you. We are a neurodivergence affirming, trauma informed practice, and some of are staff are also neurodivergent. We strive to be anti-ableist, antiracist, in support of gender and sexual diversity, and against discrimination in all its forms.
Have you found it difficult to engage in traditional therapy? Do the expectations attached to room based therapy, where we sit face to face, feel overwhelming? We try and work slightly differently to help build a space that feels comfortable for you. We are a neurodivergence affirming, trauma informed practice, and some of are staff are also neurodivergent. We strive to be anti-ableist, antiracist, in support of gender and sexual diversity, and against discrimination in all its forms.
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Bridget Knowles
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Derby DE65
Hello my name is Bridget. You have taken the first step towards finding the support you need at this time in your life. Whatever you are facing, I will offer non-judgmental support in exploring what brings you to therapy. You may be feeling anxious, depressed or confused about where you are right now. Talking and working in a therapeutic relationship can be a healing process.
Hello my name is Bridget. You have taken the first step towards finding the support you need at this time in your life. Whatever you are facing, I will offer non-judgmental support in exploring what brings you to therapy. You may be feeling anxious, depressed or confused about where you are right now. Talking and working in a therapeutic relationship can be a healing process.
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Photo of Claire Emmaline Poyser - Evolvere Psychotherapy, MBABCP, Psychotherapist
Evolvere Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Derby DE73
I am qualified to work with both adults and children (10-18) When you are challenged by mental health conditions it can be hard to know what to do, or where to seek support, or even if it's possible to get better. I want you to know that there are many approaches and techniques proven to help. For parents reading this - I am also a parent of an anxious child and know first hand the impact this has on a family. I can help you help them, as well as support them to take action and reduce their anxiety.
I am qualified to work with both adults and children (10-18) When you are challenged by mental health conditions it can be hard to know what to do, or where to seek support, or even if it's possible to get better. I want you to know that there are many approaches and techniques proven to help. For parents reading this - I am also a parent of an anxious child and know first hand the impact this has on a family. I can help you help them, as well as support them to take action and reduce their anxiety.
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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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Photo of Cathy Brittain, MSc, MBACP Accred, Psychotherapist
Cathy Brittain
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Derby DE72
Life is tough. We all experience loss and difficulties along the way but sometimes those things can feel unmanageable or overwhelming. Maybe the situation is just too big, or maybe it's an accumulation of things that have built up over time that mean you feel you need some therapeutic support. As an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist, trained in Person-Centred, CBT and Attachment Theory with a particular specialism in working with traumatic loss and bereavement I can provide an empathic space for you to work through your current issues and to explore how your past may be informing your responses in the here and now.
Life is tough. We all experience loss and difficulties along the way but sometimes those things can feel unmanageable or overwhelming. Maybe the situation is just too big, or maybe it's an accumulation of things that have built up over time that mean you feel you need some therapeutic support. As an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist, trained in Person-Centred, CBT and Attachment Theory with a particular specialism in working with traumatic loss and bereavement I can provide an empathic space for you to work through your current issues and to explore how your past may be informing your responses in the here and now.
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Kate Fletcher
Verified Verified
Derby DE21  (Online Only)
I am Qualified as an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I have robust supervision every month and have always been passionate about helping people. I previously worked in mental health and with learning disabilities. I have experience working with anxiety and depression, trauma, domestic abuse, loss and bereavement. I work with adults (age 16+) on an open ended basis, with the intention of allowing you to enhance your life and live it more fully. I am also trained in Couple's Therapy, working in an Integrative way to work on issues such as communication, loss, infidelity and more!
I am Qualified as an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I have robust supervision every month and have always been passionate about helping people. I previously worked in mental health and with learning disabilities. I have experience working with anxiety and depression, trauma, domestic abuse, loss and bereavement. I work with adults (age 16+) on an open ended basis, with the intention of allowing you to enhance your life and live it more fully. I am also trained in Couple's Therapy, working in an Integrative way to work on issues such as communication, loss, infidelity and more!
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Barbara Walker
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Derby DE72
Hallo I’m Barbara - Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and EMDR Practitioner. You have taken an important step in looking for therapy. I am aware of the challenges you can face in therapy both from my own lived experience and also from working as a therapist. There are challenges but also so many rewards. I aim to provide a safe and supportive space to work together to change your thinking patterns and reduce the current distress you are feeling. I strongly believe in people moving on from difficult life events and developing positive self-esteem and getting the most out of life.
Hallo I’m Barbara - Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and EMDR Practitioner. You have taken an important step in looking for therapy. I am aware of the challenges you can face in therapy both from my own lived experience and also from working as a therapist. There are challenges but also so many rewards. I aim to provide a safe and supportive space to work together to change your thinking patterns and reduce the current distress you are feeling. I strongly believe in people moving on from difficult life events and developing positive self-esteem and getting the most out of life.
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Photo of Marta Perestrello, MA, HCPC-Art Therap., Psychotherapist
Marta Perestrello
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Derby DE3
I am an experienced and highly qualified art psychotherapist. I offer in person and online psychotherapy, clinical supervision, parent and professional consultation. I work with young people and adults in person from Derby or online from where ever you live, work or travel to. Contact me to arrange a free Introductory Meeting to talk through your needs and agree on the best plan forward before committing to any work.
I am an experienced and highly qualified art psychotherapist. I offer in person and online psychotherapy, clinical supervision, parent and professional consultation. I work with young people and adults in person from Derby or online from where ever you live, work or travel to. Contact me to arrange a free Introductory Meeting to talk through your needs and agree on the best plan forward before committing to any work.
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Photo of Kirstie Angela Patricia Woolley - lunar Mind Ltd, MA, Counsellor
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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Another Way CBT
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Derby DE23  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Cilente Bosman (she/her/they/them) and I have been helping people to overcome problems with depression and anxiety for the past 10 years, both within the NHS and as a private CBT therapist. I have also worked with individuals who have struggled due to difficulty with managing symptoms of ADHD and particularly a late onset diagnosis of ADHD, which can particularly affect women entering peri-menopause. I draw on a wide range of approaches to enhance my CBT practice, including Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Hi, I'm Cilente Bosman (she/her/they/them) and I have been helping people to overcome problems with depression and anxiety for the past 10 years, both within the NHS and as a private CBT therapist. I have also worked with individuals who have struggled due to difficulty with managing symptoms of ADHD and particularly a late onset diagnosis of ADHD, which can particularly affect women entering peri-menopause. I draw on a wide range of approaches to enhance my CBT practice, including Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
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Sarah Buxton
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Derby DE21
Not accepting new clients
I am an Arts Based Psychotherapist (Dramatherapist) and Clinical Supervisor. I am passionate about the therapeutic relationship. I believe the therapeutic relationship is of extreme significance when working through difficulties. Therefore, I am happy to provide a free introductory meeting/call. If you decide you'd like to pursue therapy/supervision with me we would then meet to discuss your needs and goals you might have. I work in a creative, client centred manner, always tailoring sessions accordingly to each client. I offer short and long term therapy.
I am an Arts Based Psychotherapist (Dramatherapist) and Clinical Supervisor. I am passionate about the therapeutic relationship. I believe the therapeutic relationship is of extreme significance when working through difficulties. Therefore, I am happy to provide a free introductory meeting/call. If you decide you'd like to pursue therapy/supervision with me we would then meet to discuss your needs and goals you might have. I work in a creative, client centred manner, always tailoring sessions accordingly to each client. I offer short and long term therapy.
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Lucy Millar
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Derby DE22
It is amazing how much being listened to helps. Sometimes it is enough to merely let go of the words that have built up inside you over the years. We are all built differently, and a significant amount of my clients have been a little daunted by the thought of talking about themselves for this long, at least at the beginning. I have a patient and relaxed style that my clients tell me help them take things at their own pace. I know that the only ‘right’ way of ‘doing therapy’ is the way that makes you feel safe. No two of my clients are the same therefore I have adopted a style that provides bespoke sessions to each individual.
It is amazing how much being listened to helps. Sometimes it is enough to merely let go of the words that have built up inside you over the years. We are all built differently, and a significant amount of my clients have been a little daunted by the thought of talking about themselves for this long, at least at the beginning. I have a patient and relaxed style that my clients tell me help them take things at their own pace. I know that the only ‘right’ way of ‘doing therapy’ is the way that makes you feel safe. No two of my clients are the same therefore I have adopted a style that provides bespoke sessions to each individual.
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Female Counsellors

Does it matter what gender my therapist is?

In general, this is not an important factor, as there is no relationship between a therapist’s gender and their efficacy. Some clients, however, prefer to see therapists of a particular gender, whether due to their own past experiences with men and women, or ingrained beliefs about how people of different genders think and behave. Exploring the roots of such preferences and considering what one wants to address in therapy can help someone determine whether their therapist’s gender truly matters to them.

Should I see a female therapist?

Many people—not just women—prefer to see a female therapist, either because they believe that a woman will be able to relate to their specific challenges (for example, sexism in the workplace) or because they imagine feeling more comfortable disclosing sensitive information to a woman. Such beliefs may not turn out to be accurate, however, and adhering too rigidly to a gender preference can at times hinder a client from finding the best therapeutic match.

Do therapists get specific training to help with women’s concerns?

Therapists are trained to provide care to clients of any gender. However, some therapists—both men and women—may pursue additional training in feminist therapy, gender-specific issues, or women’s mental health. Female clients may wish to ask prospective therapists whether they have received specific training in the client’s primary area(s) of concern, or whether they have worked extensively with women on issues similar to their own.

How can I inquire about a therapist’s experience in treating women?

It’s OK—even encouraged!—to ask a therapist directly whether and how often they have treated women in the past, or whether they have treated women dealing with the client’s most prominent concern(s). Competent therapists will be happy to share their educational background, preferred treatment modalities, and prior client experience to help an individual find the therapist best suited to their needs.