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).

If you have not already looked elsewhere please try contacting some of these alternative short term services.

Trent PTS – 01332 265659

Derwent Rural Counselling Service – 01332 344435

Talking Mental Health – 0300 1230542

Cruse Berevement Care – 01332 332098

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 take your name and telephone number to add you to our waiting list.

We currently have a waiting list of approximately 4 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.

Please note:   Our services are confidential between our service users and our organisation.  However, we have a duty to disclose should we have cause for concern that there may be a risk of serious harm to self or others, any child protection issues and any disclosures of law breaking.

GDPR:  Derby Women’s Centre we are committed to ensuring the security and protection of the personal information that we process, and to provide a compliant and consistent approach to data protection. We have always had a robust and effective data protection program in place which complies with existing law and abides by the data protection principles. However, we recognise our obligations in updating and expanding this program to meet the demands of the GDPR and the UK’s Data Protection Bill 2018.