Claire Derby

Claire Derby

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist -

Sessions from £45.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Available for home visits
  • Concessionary Rates

About me and my therapy practice


If you’re distressed, confused or perhaps feeling overwhelmed and don’t or can’t find anywhere to turn to, counselling/ psychotherapy can be a helpful process. The process of talking about your problems and hearing yourself say things can make them very real, being heard can be validating, and having what you said reflected back to you can be surprising when you realise what you have just said.

I’m trained as a Person-Centred Therapist. I’ve been practicing since 2004. I listen carefully and empathically to what you tell me, sometimes I clarify what you mean by what you’ve just said and sometimes I challenge your thought process. My aim is to help you to look at your problems with a new perspective. A new perspective often give clarity, enlightenment and understanding of yourself and others around you that helps you to move forward.

I support you, offer confidentiality (within a contract), and a safe non-judgemental space in which to build a strong client-therapist relationship. I have various tools and techniques that I can bring to our sessions should you want them that can facilitate your process. The ultimate-goal, is for you to find relief, hope and some light at the end of your tunnel.

You can find more information on my website

Hours: Mon-Friday 10.00am – 9.00pm

Saturday by special arrangement for Crisis Counselling

Rates: £45.00 for an hour session

Various session lengths are available from 30mins – 2hrs.

I offer £10.00 concessions to people on limited income & student therapists - please ask for details.

Home visits for clients who are incapacitated are available within an 18 miles radius, by mutual agreement. Initial assessment sessions in my therapy rooms are free of charge and without obligation.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Service veterans, ADD / ADHD, Asperger syndrome, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Disability, Health related issues, Cultural issues, Identity issues, Self esteem, Sexuality, Spirituality, Women's issues, Child related issues, Infertility, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Sex-related issues, Anger management, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Creative therapy, Person centred

Clients I work with

Trainee, Adults, Couples, Groups, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work