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Counselling & Psychotherapy / Psychology & Psychiatry

Counselling Nottingham - Transactional Analysis - Janine Piccirella :

My name is Janine Piccirella, I am a qualified counsellor, psychotherapist and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) therapist, UKCP Reg.
I work privately  with a number of local businesses, with the NHS, police and ambulance services. 
My private practice days are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. I work with Adults with a number of presenting difficulties such as; depression, anxiety, loss, abuse, trauma and many more. I offer individual and group therapy and the main modality of psychotherapy I use is Transactional Analysis (TA). 
My way of working is to support and encourage the changes you want, through our relationship. This means that as we work together and build trust, we can access your difficulties and the causes of the presenting symptoms. We can develop new ways for you to be and think whilst encouraging you to account and process your feelings. Integration of your thoughts, feelings and behaviours are; in my opinion, key to successful lasting change. 
I offer a free telephone consultation for us to talk briefly about what you are bringing to therapy and to possibly arrange an appointment to meet face to face for an hour long consultation. 
If you would like further information please visit my website www.counsellingnottingham.com or contact me on 07972 260 430 .

Addictions Counselling Nottingham:

Providing rapid access to quality therapy and counselling for addictive / problem and compulsive type behaviours, including alcohol, drugs, gambling, pornography and other addictions and problems.

The therapist, Andrew Harvey is a member of the Federation of Drug and Alcohol professionals and The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. He is qualified to degree level in counselling. His experience includes working as an addictions therapist for the leading supplier of addiction help, The Priory Group.

Andrew offers a free informal chat on the phone to see if he can be of assistance, please call him on  07802 767462  www.addictionscounselling.net

Waterfall Therapies – Rachel Burke BA GQHP.GHR.Reg:

I’m a Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist and an Advanced EFT Practitoner. I also specialise in weight control and I am a Hypnotic Gastric Band Practitioner. Underlying issues are addressed using a combination of NLP techniques, Visualisations and cognitive behavioural techniques. Free Consultations are recommended for you to meet me and have a chat about how we can make powerful changes.

Call me on 07833 102300 or www.waterfalltherapies.co.uk

Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy – Rebecca Dalgarno RGN RMN CBP trained/Acc.Mem BABCP since 1994:

Are you troubled by anxiety or depression? I have experience in treating phobias, social anxiety, agoraphobia, obsessive compulsive disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, bereavement, panic disorder, depression and many other problems…I can tailor Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy interventions to suit you, help you think about your thinking and do things a little differently, but make a big difference in your life. 

If you are interested in finding out more please call me on 07824 635061 or email me on rdherestohealth2@gmail.com

Empathy Counselling Service – Jatinder Purwaha BSc MA MBACP:

Integrative Psychotherapist & Supervisor.  Visit www.empathycounselling.co.uk or call me on 0115 987 7153 or 07838 404444

James Hawes - Synergy Counselling:   

Hello and welcome. I am an experienced therapist supporting clients with anger management difficulties, relationship issues, anxiety and a variety of other issues which are highlighted below.  I have worked successfully with hundreds of clients from various backgrounds  including Nurses, CEO's, plumbers, engineers, plasterers,  accountants,  doctors, professional sportsmen, businessmen and women, students, MD's and hairdressers.

Modern life can be hectic and stressful, stretching mind, body and spirit to breaking point. The result of this pressure can often make us feel out of sync or disjointed causing dis-ease and unhappiness. With my experienced and unique approach I seek to provide the right conditions to help people make sense of what is happening in their inner world enabling them to gain greater acceptance, control and emotional regulation.  An important aspect of my work is seeking to support the client to increase their ‘emotional fitness’ by toning up emotional muscles that may have being dormant for many years. During this work clients find themselves beginning to feel more connected, whole and mentally fit.

"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony"  Mahatma Gandhi

I am experienced at working with people who are:

  • EXPERIENCING RELATIONSHIP DIFFICULTIES   (e.g. forming intimate relationships, trusting others, giving love and receiving love, letting go, struggling to establish and sustain satisfying relationships).
  • GRAPPLING WITH IDENTITY ISSUES   ( e.g. Low self-image and self esteem, lacking confidence, defensiveness, constant comparisons with others, fearfulness, self-conscious).
  • FEELING GENERALLY LOW  (e.g. “things just don’t seem right”, mood swings, indecisiveness, feeling stressed and anxious, procrastination, feeling stuck, depression).
  • LACKING MOTIVATION IN LIFE   (e.g. feeling flat, lacking direction, low energy or vitality, uncertain, self-doubt, passiveness,  self-harm and suicidal thoughts, self-sabotage, depression).
  • NUMB   (e.g. out of touch with feelings, body or core being, feeling ungrounded).
  • STRUGGLING WITH ANGRY OR VIOLENT BEHAVIOUR  (e.g. frustration, moods, bullying, abuse, shouting and verbal outbursts, tension, resentment, obsession,  a feeling of being out of control or powerless, hitting things or people, needing anger management).
  • DEALING WITH GRIEF OR LOSS  (e.g. rejection, death of a loved one, trauma, illness, fertility issues).
  • WORKING THROUGH LIFE TRANSITIONS   (e.g. mid-life crisis, doubts about  values, changes to personal circumstances, locality change, a sense of feeling lost).
  • FINDING THE WORKPLACE DIFFICULT   (e.g. bullying, confidence issues, lack of motivation, addiction to work, stress).
  • AWARE OF SEX AND SEXUALITY CONCERNS   (e.g. sexual identity, body awareness, gender issues, sexual dysfunction including premature ejaculation, impotence, delayed ejaculation, or experiencing a lack of interest in sex, performance anxiety, loss of passion and sexual arousal).
  • TRAUMA | experiencing or experienced a traumatic experience and may suffer from PTSD or associated issues

More information can be found on my website   www.synergycounselling.com   | Email: synergyinfo@btinternet.com | Tel: 07821540592  

Registered Counselling Psychologist – Penny Hayler:

Please contact me for further information  I am a Chartered (BPS) and Registered (HCPC) Counselling Psychologist providing psychological therapy on an individual basis. I have over 15 years experience working with a wide spectrum of difficulties including anxiety, bereavement, chronic pain, depression, phobias, post traumatic stress disorder and relationship difficulties. My therapeutic approach aims to be collaborative and I use predominantly EMDR and cognitive behavioural approaches. I am also on the BPS Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors and offer clinical supervision to colleagues.


Counselling Services Nottingham - Andrew Harvey:

Urgent appointments sometimes available.  

Effective, flexible and confidential therapy in the heart of West Bridgford.

    Andrew Harvey runs Counselling Services Nottingham providing therapy to private clients at The Bay Therapy Centre, both daytimes and evenings. He is a fully qualified and experienced counsellor and therapist. He is regularly employed to provide therapy for leading organisations including the Priory Group, employee assistance companies and clients that are under the care of the NHS.

Andrew offers an integrative approach to his work, working with clients to work on the issues they want to work on, in a way that is best suited to that them, at that time.

Andrew offers both short and long term support. For a free no obligation chat please call him on 07802 767462 www.counsellingservicesnottingham.co.uk


Andrew is a full member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy

Julie Barnes - Counsellor, Counselling Supervisor, Facilitator : 

Julie Barnes is a human relations consultant and facilitator, supporting people in their personal and professional development and in working collaboratively with others.

With a background in social care research, counselling and strengths based change, I am curious about what helps people learn, grow and unlock their potential.  What helps us to be the best we can possibly be as professionals, as leaders and as people?  How can we do more of this - at work, at home and in all parts of our lives?

Building on the principles of person centred working, appreciative inquiry and whole person learning, I support individuals and groups in:

  • exploring their strengths and greatest potential;
  • discovering their passions and future direction,
  • tackling the obstacles that get in their way and
  • creating and sustaining the changes they want to see.

Working 1:1 and/or in groups, I encourage people to work in the way that best suits them, being creative within a supportive and accepting environment.  We co-create the space to do our best work and take the time to reflect and learn.  This is a space for exploring and learning, appreciating your strengths and successes, and figuring out your next moves.  Building on your strengths and learning new skills to achieve even your wildest dreams.

I am a qualified person centred counsellor and supervisor ( www.julie-barnes.co.uk ), and a trained and experienced appreciative inquiry facilitator ( www.appreciativeinquiry.co.uk ).  I also work with radical, peer based, whole person learning as an Associate at the Oasis School of Human Relations ( www.oasishumanrelations.org.uk ). 

 I am a trained civil celebrant, helping families to create personal funerals for their loved ones that reflect their beliefs, and to which they contribute in ways that are right for them.

At the Bay Centre, I work as a Supervisor for Counsellors, Trainers and other Professional people who want a supportive, reflective space in which to review and develop their professional practice.  I see the value of supervision in supporting practitioners to be at their best, taking care of themselves and their clients, fulfilling high standards of professional practice and exploring the issues and experiences that inevitably arise, in a non-judgemental, non-directive environment.

Please contact me for a discussion about working together on 077899 55873 or by e-mail on julie.barnes@yahoo.co.uk  

If you want to go faster, go alone. If you want to go further, go together

(African Proverb)

My Liberty Counselling -  Michelle Jane Furlong, MBACP Accredited: 

Let me start by saying that many people, at some point in their lives, will experience conflict, anxiety, depression, loss, or grief and seek professional help. I am an experienced counsellor working with a wide range of clients who present with life's challenges akin to human nature and suffering with symptoms of burn out, anxiety, depression, chronic stress, loss or grief.  I work towards helping clients to experience emotional freedom. 

I work with couples, individuals, and adolescents from 13 to 19, offering a Person-Centred Approach and can offer short term CBT, long term therapy, and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, in a caring and professional setting. Equine Assisted Psychotherapy is good for participants who are looking for an alternative and more holistic approach to general well-being or crisis intervention.

I am UKCP accredited and work in an ethical way.

To have a chat with me call 07533 845 118 or view my website at www.mylibertycounselling.co.uk

Sarah Malyon: Integrative Psychotherapist

I am an experienced counsellor with 20 years NHS and Local Authority experience. I can offer support with anxiety, low mood, depression, self harm, young adults, bereavement and chronic illness. I offer a thoughtful, professional and compassionate service.

For more details please see www.psychotherapyjourney.co.uk or the UKCP website where you will find I am fully accredited as a psychotherapist.

Feel free to come and meet me for a no obligation initial appointment.  Call me on 07955 340294

Dr Zoe Webb – Clinical Psychologist for children and families

Dr Zoe Webb, BSc, PhD, DClinPsy, is a qualified clinical psychologist with over eight years experience of working with young people either living in their birth families, adopted families or in local authority care. She is able to work therapeutically with both young people and adults, individually or dyadically. She is trained to offer therapies including CBT, Theraplay, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), and EMDR. She is also able to undertake psychological and cognitive assessments with young people and AIM 2 assessments (re. sexually harmful behaviours).

Zoe’s approach is built upon the principles of PACE (playfulness, acceptance, curiosity and empathy), offering nurturing support and guidance that allows for synchrony and attunement to exist within families. Her approach is underpinned by attachment and trauma theory, with the aim of facilitating positive and healthy emotional well-being in young people and their parents/carers. Through bespoke packages of therapy Zoe hopes to facilitate individuals with a range of behavioural or emotional difficulties to build connections and experience positive and healthy psychological well-being.

Zoe is committed to high standards of professional conduct and confidentiality and will work towards achieving the best outcomes for young people and their families. She follows ascribed codes of conduct according to her profession and qualifications and is in receipt of an enhanced DBS. She is a registered member of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and has professional liability insurance.

Contact details:                                      Tel: 07455 166964

Email: zoe.webb@synchronypsychology.co.uk

Website: www.synchronypsychology.co.uk

Mindfulness Core Process Psychotherapy: Silvia M. Smet  MA DIP.PR 


I offer a safe, confidential and compassionate space in which I work in a relational, and collaborative manner.  I am happy to explore whatever difficulties you wish to bring.  This may not be anything specific, but more of a feeling around:

  • Feeling that you are quite capable and can cope with your life, and yet, something within you still feels ‘bad’…
  • Feeling that despite your experiences and successes, or even after a new start, you appear to find yourself in the same problematic situations …
  • Or you may simply feel distressed as we find yourself going around and around in the same old circles …

I offer a talking therapy that Is an unique blend of Eastern and Western psychology, to which I bring the skills of ‘the ancient Art of Mindfulness’, underpinned by an deep understanding of the nature and transformative powers of the psyche.  

CPP integrates aspects of humanistic person centred -, relational -, mindfulness-, somatic -, and transpersonal approaches, all of which are supportive of our process towards wholeness.

I orient towards wholeness, and as such do not pathologise, rather preferring to define the territories for our exploration. I have worked with client who struggled with:

  •      Abandonment
  •      Anxiety and depression
  •      Bi-polar
  •      Chronic pain or ill health
  •      Co-dependency
  •      Complex trauma
  •      Depression
  •      Developmental trauma
  •      Difficulties with accepting changes in life
  •      Discontinuation of prescription medication
  •      Emotional overwhelm and distress
  •      Inter-generational trauma
  •      Lack of wellbeing
  •      Loneliness and isolation
  •      Loss and bereavement
  •      PTSD
  •     Recovery from narcissistic relationships
  •      Spiritual Awakening
  •      Stress
  •      Support with our end-of-life processes
  •      Unresolved childhood difficulties
  •      Trauma

I am the founder of the Peaceful Heart Centre ~ Psychotherapies for ‘Embracing Life with Heart’ , where you may contact me on 0115 960 2713, or if you prefer to email: peacefulheartcentre@gmail.com

For more information please visit my website: https://peacefulheartcentre.wordpress.com

Accredited 2011163818

I hold a Master Degree in CPP, and adhere to the code of ethics of the professional bodies for psychotherapy, the UKCP and the BACP.

Nottingham CBt and Psychology Services - Dr Shelley Parkin - Chartered Clinical Psychologist

Expertise and Experience

I work with both adults and children, and provide assessment and intervention for a range of difficulties including anxiety disorders, depression, anger, relationship difficulties, parenting, eating disorders, trauma, post-traumatic stress, psychosis and neurological and/or cognitive difficulties. Clients psychological problems have often been related to experiences associated with diagnoses (e.g. psychosis, autism, learning disability, acquired brain injuries), or difficulties that have their origins in childhood, leaving the individual with difficult thoughts and feelings including shame and low self-esteem.     

Professional Registrations & Memberships

Health and Care Professionals Council

British Psychological Society

Main Therapeutic Approaches (not exhaustive)

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Schema Therapy
  • Compassionate Mind/Mindfulness approaches
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

I have an informal approach to supporting people and if you would like to speak to me about how I may be able to help you, please contact me on 07904 402312 or email me at shelley.parkin@vpfn.co.uk or Click here for more information.

Parminder Kaur Soar, Person Centred Counsellor

Within counselling the client is empowered to discover who they truly are through gentle exploration of their life’s journey. As the client’s understanding of self deepens, wondrous insights emerge thus enhancing their life and achieving a meaningful relationship with their true inner self.

This is a uniquely bespoke service that is tailor made specifically for YOU as we strongly believe that you are the KEY player: YOU know your story and you will be the driving force on your journey of self discovery and realisation.

I will encourage and support you through this process of reflection and self-enquiry by using creative ways of working such as storytelling, art work and drama as you once again remember who YOU truly are.

I ask that you give 100% commitment to this process and take 100% responsibility for the work you will be invited to do as the personal benefits to you will be hundredfold!

I will also be 100% committed to working creatively with you, enabling you to work through your personal story and thus “realise your dream”. 

For further information please contact me on 07814 963599 or email enquiries@soaringhigh.co.uk  

Greenwood Counselling Service - Carol Taylor MBACP

Feeling stuck, experiencing uncomfortable thoughts, feelings and emotions? Want to make a difference or make change/s in your life? Talking therapy may help.

I am an experienced Person centred counsellor who has worked face to face with clients of all ages from 6 – 86yrs offering short or long term therapy in different settings.

I can listen and offer you support with most life events; I have experience in working with anxiety, burnout, change of life, debt, depression, difficult memories, grief and loss, loneliness, redundancy, low self-esteem and stress. Alternatively, it may be personal development, personal growth or counselling supervision you seek? Please also note expressive arts are available for those who may wish to work creatively.


BA Honours Humanistic counselling (2012) University of Nottingham

Currently undertaking Counselling Supervision training (Qual expected Feb 2018)

Registered with British Association of counselling and psychotherapy (BACP) and works in an ethical way.

Email: Caroltaylor225@icloud.com or please contact for an initial appointment Monday – Saturday 10am-6pm (subject to availability) mobile 07478 071719 to discuss how I might help you

Mary Wilson MA Relationship Counselling. NCS Accredited, MBACP

Are you dealing with issues within your relationship or family?  Are you experiencing difficulties such as failure to communicate, coping with the aftermath of betrayal, an affair or perhaps your relationship has changed in a way which has left you feeling lost?  I specialise in helping individuals, couples and families deal with a range of relationship issues to help them take their relationships forward. 

I am happy to answer your questions about therapy and its suitability for you before you book a session. I provide a comfortable, non-judgemental atmosphere underpinned by positive therapeutic support.  I see adults, children, couples, older people, whole families and have services to suit them all.  I work with a range of clients from different faiths, cultures & sexual orientations and I will provide the support, time and space to explore your life and relationships to enable you to clarify your thoughts and feelings in order to make the necessary changes.

I come from a nursing background having worked for over 20 years in the NHS where I gained experience in supporting parents and families through difficult and changing circumstances including post- natal depression. I have 13 years experience as a relationship counsellor working with a variety of issues which may impact on individuals, couples and family relationships at different stages of their lives.

Formal Qualifications

My formal qualifications include:

  • MA (Merit) Relationship Counselling University of Hull
  • BA (Hons) Education Nottingham Trent University
  • Diploma in Relationship Counselling York St. John University

I am RELATE trained, using a model based on the integration of two theoretical bases - i.e. systemic theory and psycho-dynamic ideas. In line with this I aim to develop a supportive, collaborative relationship using both of our experiences and skills to find a way forward through the thoughts and feelings that make up your close relationships, which fits with your way of life.

Please contact me to discuss working together

E mail:  marywilson11@virginmedia.com

Phone: 07505471660

Koren Harris, BSc (Hons) Counsellor & Psychotherapist (Registered MBACP)

Through counselling I will offer you a safe, welcoming space to be heard, where your doubts, fears, anxieties and vulnerabilities can be shared, acknowledged and respected in a confidential, empathic and supportive environment.

As a Humanistic & Integrative counsellor, I see people as whole beings, consisting of mind, body, emotions and spirit and I choose to explore the whole of you as a person, focusing on understanding your life and experiencing from your unique viewpoint, without preconceived judgements and paying attention to the immediate here and now of your life in an empathic and respectful manner.

I offer both short term counselling to work through a specific issue or psychotherapy, a longer term therapy to allow the exploration of deeper issues.

Together we can explore how difficulties manifest themselves in the concrete details of your life. The issues that confront you take place within the wider context of the whole of your life, and it is from these details of daily life that we will look to draw resources, skills and strategies to help you find coping mechanisms.

My overall aim is to enable you to develop a deeper insight into yourself and, through the experience of the genuine relationship we develop, help you to find a new way to be in the world.

Finding the right counsellor is so important and I invite you to call and ask any questions to decide if you feel I might be the right counsellor for you.  If you feel I might be, we can arrange for you to come for an initial face to face consultation, where you are still under no obligation. This is where we can see how we are together and whether we both feel that we could develop an on-going therapeutic relationship.

Email: korenharriscounselling@gmail.com

Telephone: 07547 459625

Michelle Furlong: Couples Counselling Service


My name is Michelle.  I work specifically with couples in conflict, whether you’re in a marriage in trouble or a relationship that’s having teething problems.  I can offer you a professional and effective counselling service specifically designed for couples in conflict.

Would you benefit from meeting up to talk about what is getting in the way of your happiness? I have over 10 years’ experience with Accredited status by BACP.  I am naturally empathic and caring.  I work within a strong framework whatever your conflict situation might be.  I hold a safe space for you & your spouse/partner.

I work with couples and families in conflict of all ages, ethnicities, as well as same sex relationships. Please contact me for a free telephone consultation for more details.


Together we can work through the concerns.  More often than not, with new perspective, and intervention from a therapist, solutions begin to emerge. I am a firm believer than when a relationship is at breaking point, and you give it attention that’s needed there’s hope to turn around and make a recovery. 

Do you want freedom from relational conflict? More peace? More harmony within your marriage/relationship? Do you want to be heard, find solutions to conflicts? Do you need an expert to facilitate your relationship moving from broken in pieces, to on the mend?

Contact me at michelle@mylibertycounselling.co.uk or telephone me on 07533-845-118.

“I am waiting to help you restore your marriage/relationship.”


Hannah Luck, Relationship Therapist (Individual, Family & Couple Counselling)

Perhaps you are having difficulties in your couple relationship or in your family? I am an experienced relationship therapist (I trained with Relate Lincolnshire and I now work at Relate Nottinghamshire) and I have a small private practice here at the Bay Therapy Centre (and at the Magnolia Centre on Mansfield Road). I specialise in relationship issues offering counselling to individuals, families and couples.  

About me - how I can help

If you are experiencing difficulties, feeling confused or stuck and not sure how to change or move forward in yourself and/or in your relationships, then perhaps counselling is going to help you. I offer a safe and supportive space in which you can reflect on what is going in your life and help you understand yourself and your relationships more clearly and work towards any changes you would like to make. I offer a non-judgemental, supportive stance and I will always work hard to provide a service that suits the client and that is both ethical and compassionate.

My approach

I am an integrative therapist which means I combine elements of different therapeutic theories. My practice is mostly based on two key approaches: family therapy (how we interact with others) and psychodynamic theory (our inner thoughts and beliefs from childhood to the present). I use techniques from other theories such as Transactional Analysis, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Brief Solution Focused Therapy. The tools and techniques I draw on depend on the client’s presenting problems and our agreed goals for therapy.

My experience and training

I have an MA in Relationship Therapy and I work with individuals, couples and families at Relate Nottinghamshire. In addition, I am currently in training for a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosexual Therapy which I will complete in December 2018. Prior to becoming a counsellor, I worked as a Communications Manager and I have experience of working in the private sector, public sector and the third sector.


£50 per session – individuals; £60 per session – couples & families

How to contact me

If you have any questions or you would like to arrange the first session, please contact me on:

Tel – 07970 627130

Email – hluckcounselling@gmail.com