About our counselling services on offer

We offer confidential support and a variety of counselling services for a large range of clients and issues, from relationships and sex therapy to young people and families.

You can access counselling in a wide range of ways so we can do our best to meet your needs, including online, email and phone options. If you’re not sure about what kind of therapy would help you, just get in touch.

We also work closely with our counselling partners, Safe Speak and Living Well With Autism, here you can access more specialised services, for both Autism and Young People.

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IAPT – Free Counselling for Anxiety and Depression

Relate Derby is funded by the Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust through Talking Mental Health Derbyshire to provide free counselling to anyone experiencing anxiety or depression. This service is called IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies.) Across England in the past year over a million people have used IAPT services for help to overcome their depression or anxiety and better manage their mental health.

Couples and individuals 16+ are eligible, as long as you are registered with a Derbyshire GP in one of the designated areas in Derby and Derbyshire.

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What is IAPT?

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services provide evidence-based psychological therapies to people with anxiety disorders and depression.

Psychological or ‘Talking’ therapies can help you to understand and work through your difficult feelings and develop strategies for coping better. The best therapy will depend on your particular situation.

You can be referred by a GP or other healthcare professional or you can self-refer by calling or emailing us.

We’ll talk to you to work out if this is the right service for you, and then we’ll offer you an appointment for initial assessment with one of our counsellors.  The initial assessment and ongoing counselling sessions are 60 minutes long.  We’ll ask you to complete some assessment questionnaires and return them to us at least 48hrs prior to your appointment.

Initial assessments are readily available each week if you are flexible with your days and times. The more flexible you are the more likely it is that we can see you quickly.

No. Relate Derby and Southern Derbyshire is commissioned by Talking Mental Health Derbyshire to offer NHS services which are free at the point of access.

Yes. Our opening hours are 9am – 9pm Monday to Thursday; 9am to 5pm on Fridays and 9am to 1pm on Saturdays. The more flexibility you have the sooner it’s likely that we can offer you an appointment.

We have accessible rooms and we also offer counselling by webcam or phone which you can access from your home. Please let us know when you contact us if you have any additional needs.


Remember, you're not alone

We’re always here to help that why we make sure we have trained counsellors on hand to help you when you need it most.

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3 Wentworth House, Vernon Gate, Derby, DE1 1UR
Phone: 01332 349177
Email: info@relatederby.org.uk

Charity Number: 1110768

Opening Times

Monday-Thursday: 9am - 9pm
Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: 9am - 2pm