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. Whatever the reason for seeking counselling and psychotherapy, we may be able to help. Our approach to counselling and psychotherapy is a very open one. We offer a safe, confidential environment where you can explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours without judgment, with compassion and with respect. By working collaboratively throughout your journey, be that short term or long term, we will support you in your choices that can lead to positive changes in your life. The Psychotherapy Room aims to put you in control, tailoring the work to your specific needs. If you are seeking therapy, you can book a free initial assessment with us.
We wanted a service that catered primarily for those who may not otherwise be able to afford counselling and psychotherapy. The Psychotherapy Room is a proud placement provider for the trainee counsellors and psychotherapists studying at the University of Derby and as such we charge a reduced fee of £25 for work with one of our trainees. Our fee for work with a qualified therapist is £30. We also offer concessionary rates for students and those in financial hardship which can be discussed at our free initial assessment
We wanted to ensure we were easily accessible and so chose a location in the heart of Derby City Centre that had close links to the bus and the train station, both just a short walk away. We chose premises close to an NCP car park thus ensuring that we were accessible by all modes of transportation. You will notice our location is discreetly situated to ensure your levels of privacy are maintained.
We understand that maintaining a work-life balance can be tricky and so here at The Psychotherapy Room we pride ourselves on offering sessions Monday through to Sunday, 0700-2100. This ensures you can choose the most convenient slot that works for you. We also offer both male and female therapists, all members of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), so that you can be assured your therapist is conducting a safe and ethical practice. Our therapists come from a variety of backgrounds bringing their own expertise and life experience to The Psychotherapy Room. We have therapists who are able to offer counselling and psychotherapy in English, Polish, Punjabi and Greek.
What modalities do we use?
This is a way to describe how we work. Integrative counselling and psychotherapy is a combined approach that incorporates different elements of specific therapies. We take the view that there is no single approach that works for each client in all situations but rather, each individual needs to be considered as a whole and as such counselling and psychotherapy must be tailored to each individual need and circumstance. In this way of working, an integrative approach conceptualises there are lots of ways that humans can be understood and explored and no one theory by itself can do that. Even if each theories underpinning principles contradict one another, they still hold value- therefore there is a need to integrate them. We tailor the counselling and psychotherapy to the clients and not the clients to the counselling and psychotherapy!
Attachment Theory (AT)
Attachment Theory conceptualises the safety and security by a primary caregiver to an infant as vital to increasing the infants survival chances. The importance of the individuals early years and first relationship with their primary caregivers is explored in psychotherapy to see what impact they have on them in the present day. This can be very helpful in understanding and examining unprocessed feelings within these early relationships, and how they may be playing out in unhelpful ways in adulthood.
Person-Centred Therapy (PCT)
Person-Centred Therapy is a non-directive humanistic approach. It works on the basis that individuals have a natural innate drive towards their own wellbeing, otherwise known as their self-actualising tendency.
Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy is a type of talking treatment which focuses on how your thoughts, beliefs and attitudes affect your feelings and behaviour, and teaches you coping skills for dealing with different problems.
Thank you! I can’t really say anything else other than thank you, truly.
I am fortunate to have a therapist who listens, who cares and who is genuinely interested in what I am saying. I have that every week and that is something I look forward to.
This is a real opportunity to work towards understanding issues with a person who really cares and has sound knowledge. Issues solved practically.
Every session I have had at The Psychotherapy Room has been an absolutely ground-breaking experience. I went into it with such low self-esteem and confidence and now I feel like the only person who was ever in the way of me being me, was me!
I gave counselling a go elsewhere but I didn’t get on with the process. Since having counselling here I have realised the relationship between me and my therapist has been what has helped the most. I can’t thank you enough for letting me open up and see there’s a life for me after divorce.
I felt so lost and so low and I couldn’t understand what was happening to me-through my therapy sessions I have gained a sense of ‘why’ and thats helped me immensely.