Millicent Darby

Millicent Darby

Registered Member MBACP

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Sessions from £60.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates


I offer private practice appointments between 4:30pm-6:30pm on Tuesdays-Fridays, with some flexibility outside of this. 

About me and my therapy practice

One of the biggest myths in life is that we are meant to be happy. In reality: we have evolved to have a wide range of emotions that promote our survival. The more we wish to rid ourselves of unwanted emotions, the more we struggle.

My aim is to support you to be compassionate to yourself: understand that the nature of life and being human is hard, and that we each have complex histories that have led to self protective behaviours. However, these patterns of avoidance can often interfere with us being able to live our best and most meaningful lives. Likewise, we often tell ourselves stories about who we are and what the world is like, which may or may not be truthful or helpful. These stories bring us away from the present moment: the only time we really have any control. 

While it is impossible to guarantee happiness, I hope to support you to gain meaning in your day-to-day life, free yourself from avoidance, and be open to a range of emotional experiences.

As a therapist, I come to you as another human being with my own thoughts, feelings and limitations. I carry my personality with me in my practice: my down to earth nature, gentleness and ability to both nurture and laugh. I aim to create genuine relationships,  allowing us to notice problem behaviours as they arise, and form new, more helpful ways of relating to others in the moment. My approach is often creative, active and experiential. 

Practice description

I am an Integrative CBT therapist. My practice involves a blend of third wave behavioural therapies (a newer form of CBT) including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP). I also draw on principles from gestalt therapy and psychodynamic psychotherapy, amongst others. Rather than being bound by one modality, I prefer to work fluidly with you, and bring whatever approach is most helpful. 

Outside of private practice, I work with university students, however I have experience working with all ages from childhood to late adulthood. 

My first session

Our first session together is an opportunity to get to know one another: it is helpful for me to begin to get an idea of your life and the problems that have motivated you to seek help, and for you to begin to get a feel for me and the way that I work. 

I am currently only available to meet online.

I am able to speak to offer ten minute introductory phone calls free of charge. 

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Neurodiversity, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Creative therapy, Integrative, Person centred, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Time-limited

Languages spoken