At the core of our counselling and psychotherapy business in Derby and Derbyshire, we aim to help individuals regain power over their lives, facilitate growth and build resilience. We do this by providing a professional, yet realistic, down to earth service.

Our passion lies with working alongside individuals to access their potential and help them build tools to become the best version of themselves. As such, we think our name speaks for itself.

About Virginia Brailsford MSc MBACP (Accred)

Virginia has a Master’s Degree in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy and is a registered, accredited member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). She specialises in working with individuals who have experienced trauma, in particular sexual and domestic abuse and the complexities these issues may bring. Additionally Virginia works with individuals that have experienced single event traumas or life change events such as a road traffic accidents, medical operations. Virginia also offers couples and relationship therapy. Her passion is helping individuals recognise their strength and build their confidence.

She has in-depth experience and knowledge with working within prison settings and alongside emergency services. Virginia has extensive knowledge on stress, anxiety, low self-esteem and confidence and how to work with somatic symptoms (how difficulties manifest in physical symptoms).

The core approaches Virginia uses are:

  • Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Person-centred (PCA)
  • Attachment Theory

 By using these theories, she aims to tailor appropriate interventions collaboratively with individuals in a compassionate yet professional manner.

About Alice Yendle-Parsons MA MBACP (Accred)

Alice is an experienced and qualified integrative psychotherapist/counsellor, clinical supervisor and lecturer with a Master’s Degree in her field. She is also a registered accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

She is qualified to work with clients of all ages in individual, couple and family therapy.

Alice uses an integrative approach to therapy; drawing on her training and qualifications in theories including Psychodynamic, Systemic, Person Centred, Solution Focussed Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing. She has extensive experience of working with clients with issues of abuse, relational difficulties, affairs, betrayals, suicidal thoughts and feelings, self-harm, religion, culture, anxiety, stress, depression, loss and bereavement, life stages, sexuality/gender identity and substance misuse.

Alice specialises in relational issues, relational trauma and recovery from high control relationships/groups/individuals and cults.