Individual Counselling

Welcome to Relate Derby and Southern Derbyshire’s page dedicated to supporting you on your personal journey. We understand that seeking counselling is a courageous step towards improving your well-being, and we are here to provide the compassionate support you deserve. At Relate, we recognize and honour the uniqueness of each person’s experiences and needs. Our goal is to help you unlock your potential, reflecting on the past, present, and future, with care and empathy.

People come to us for counselling due to various reasons, and we are here to listen, understand, and guide you through your challenges. Here are some common areas where we can provide assistance:

• Mental well-being: Many individuals seek counselling to address concerns such as depression, anxiety, and related issues affecting their emotional health. We are here to support you on your journey to mental well-being, offering a safe space where you can express your thoughts and emotions freely.

• Nurturing relationships: Whether you are facing difficulties in your romantic partnership, family dynamics, or friendships, our caring counsellors are trained to help you enhance your connections. We can assist with improving communication, resolving conflicts, and navigating the complexities of relationships, fostering healthier and more fulfilling bonds.

• Career and academic fulfilment: If you are experiencing stress, anxiety, or dissatisfaction in your career or academic pursuits, we can provide a supportive space for you. Our guidance can help you explore job-related challenges, career transitions, or adjusting to the demands of college or university life, empowering you to find fulfilment and success in your professional and educational journey.

• Navigating life transitions: Life is full of transitions, and they can sometimes be overwhelming. Whether you are moving, getting married, starting a family, or dealing with a significant loss or change, we are here to offer guidance, understanding, and compassion during these challenging times. Our experienced counsellors can help you navigate through these transitions, supporting you in finding strength and resilience along the way.

• Healing from trauma and abuse: If you have experienced trauma or abuse, we are committed to providing a safe and healing environment. Our compassionate counsellors can help you process your experiences, address mental health concerns, and develop effective coping strategies. We are dedicated to helping you regain control, heal emotional wounds, and move forward towards a brighter future.

• Personal growth and self-discovery: At Relate, we believe in the power of personal growth. Our dedicated counsellors can assist you in enhancing self-esteem, cultivating healthier habits, and gaining a deeper understanding of yourself and your relationships. We provide a nurturing space where you can explore your strengths, overcome obstacles, and embrace positive change.

These examples only scratch the surface of the diverse reasons why people seek counselling. We want you to know that your well-being matters to us, and we are here to support you every step of the way. Whether you need individual counselling or prefer a joint session with your partner, we have dedicated services tailored to meet your specific needs.

If you prefer counselling with others, we have a dedicated “Couples” page to address relationship challenges, and for concerns related to sexual issues, our “Sex Therapy” page offers a caring and understanding approach. We understand the sensitivity of these topics and provide a safe space where you can openly discuss your concerns without judgment.

To learn more about Relate, our compassionate counsellors, and our values centered on empathy and care, please visit our “About” page. We believe in fostering a warm and inclusive environment where you can feel comfortable and supported throughout your counselling journey.

Take the first step towards a brighter future and let us support you on your journey of personal growth and well-being. You are not alone; we are here for you. Together, we can navigate the challenges, explore new possibilities, and empower you to lead a more fulfilling life.

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Some of the issues our clients bring include:

Communication and conflict
Coping with major life changes
Health or money worries
Difficulties in sexual relationships
Balancing work and home
Affairs or infidelity

The Process

Like all our counselling, you will initially be asked to come to an assessment session. This consultation with a counsellor is a chance to talk about your difficulties and to explore what help would be appropriate for you. The counsellor will explain what counselling involves and answer your questions.

We will ask you to make a payment for your counselling in advance. There is an initial registration and administration cost of £20 and then you will be charged for each appointment. Each counselling session costs us £85 to provide. Please contact us to find out more about booking an appointment with one of our counsellors.

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3 Wentworth House, Vernon Gate, Derby, DE1 1UR
Phone: 01332 349177

Charity Number: 1110768

Opening Times

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