Shelly Walker Therapy

Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy

Darley Abbey, Derby



“Always be a first-rate version of yourself instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.”


How Can I Help?

Hello, I am Shelly Walker. I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor and psychotherapist (PGDip), and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

I offer one-to-one, face to face or online therapy sessions from my practice room at home in Darley Abbey, Derby, where I live with my family.

I am a warm, friendly, and caring person with passion and commitment to helping people find solutions to emotional and behavioural difficulties they may be facing in their everyday lives.

I understand that life can be tough. Whether it’s certain difficulties that you are currently facing, or traumas from the past, I can offer you a caring, empathic, confidential space where together we will explore the reasons that you may be feeling depressed, anxious, angry, paranoid, defensive, stressed, or fearful.

During times of distress, it’s natural to feel overwhelmed, and as human beings, we often try to avoid the things that furthers the pain. However, as time goes on, if such difficult emotions are left unresolved, we may find ourselves feeling increasingly isolated and trapped inside our critical heads, unable to move on from the past and become increasingly fearful of the future. We struggle to appreciate or find joy in the present moment, creating a continuation of misery, confusion, and suffering.

Counselling and psychotherapy can help you explore and understand these unwanted thoughts, emotions, and behavioural patterns. It can help relieve the pain and suffering, depression, or anxiety that you may be feeling. Together we will develop a warm, trusted relationship whereby you can better understand who you truly are and feel empowered to make important decisions, work towards creating better relationships with those around you and live a life according to what is important to you.

Some people come to therapy with a clear idea of what they would like to resolve and have clear goals. Other people don’t, and that’s OK. Therapy can be suitable for anyone who needs help with their difficult emotions, unwanted thoughts, or behaviours.

Although attitudes toward mental health struggles are changing at last, I do appreciate that many people still struggle with the embarrassment of making that initial contact. However, you’re not alone and this is normal for many people. When you do feel ready to reach out for help, please contact me using the number or email above or alternatively, complete the form on the Contact page and I will be in touch soon.


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