Men’s Counselling Service

We are now providing low cost counselling for men.  These sessions will be held within Derby Women’s Centre, at times when our Women’s Groups are not running.

During counselling, men can work through a range of issues relating to low confidence, low self esteem, relationship difficulties, parenthood, depression, distress following abuse or trauma, stress, anxiety and bereavement.

Our Counsellors

Our counsellors are volunteers, who range from the experienced to the nearly qualified.  They are all obliged to adhere to strict codes of ethics and professional conduct set out by the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

How to Get Counselling With Us

We take referrals from men aged 18 and over who are based in and around the Derbyshire area. Referrals can be made online by downloading and completing the counselling referral form below and emailing it back to us at Alternatively, you can call us on 01332 341633 and a member of staff will go through a referral form with you.

DWC Counselling Referral Form new-referral

We currently have a very long waiting list of approximately 6 months. After this, you will be invited for an initial assessment with our Counselling Coordinator to make sure that counselling is the right option for you and for you to be matched up with the most appropriate counsellor for your needs.

Counselling Fees

We aim to provide a low cost counselling service with affordable fees that are less than private counselling. Fees vary according to income and ability to pay and are agreed to at the initial assessment stage. Typically, our fees range from £5 to £20, whereas a private counselling session can cost in the region of £80 per appointment.


As part of the BACP Ethical and Professional Practice code, our counsellors are required to adhere to strict confidentiality rules. This means that anything that you share with your counsellor will remain private with a few notable exceptions: if you disclose information regarding child abuse, terrorism or drug trafficking, your counsellor is obliged to act on this.

Derby Women's Centre are a Registered Charity No 1135743