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Derwent Rural Counselling

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Counselling can help people who need to talk through their issues and problems in a formal, professional and confidential setting. It is important to stress that counselling is not the best way to deal with an immediate crisis. Crises can be more appropriately dealt with by alternative services.
DRCS is not an emergency service and we advise that people in crisis to call your GP, NHS Direct on 0845 4647,  the Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90 or Derbyshire Focusline on 0800 027 2127 (Helpline).
 Does counselling help?
Over the last 12 months. we have used outcome measures to assess how effective DRCS counselling is for people suffering from anxiety and/or depression. People who have had counselling at DRCS have been asked to score themselves before, after and during their treatment. It is now very, very clear that DRCS counselling helps people recover from these two common problems, which affect about one-in-four of the UKs population.

Self help

Sometimes understanding a problem can make it easier to deal with. The most common issues that people bring to counselling include: Anxiety, Depression, Panic and Stress.


The two links below will take you to computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy self-help prgrammes which have been recommended by the NHS as they help people suffering from anxiety, panic and depression:









You can also download some basic self-help guides using the buttons below:

Client Survey
The NHS is undergoing a major restructuring and this WILL effect how DRCS is funded. We are currently looking at the changes and would like client's and any person interested in commenting, to give us some feedback. This will only take a couple of minutes and will help DRCS provide an even better service to you!

New GP information page

A summary of the services DRCS provides is now available on-line. This includes lots of useful information about DRCS, counselling and details the latest outcome data which demonstrate that counselling is of measurable benefit to patients - improvements for depression and anxiety are also highly statistically significant!

Click on the image above to access this page.

Want to know more about counselling?

You can now view two very informative videos about counselling, psychotherapy and what to expect by clicking on the links below. These videos are also available on the BACP website. 


Need immediate out-of-hours help?

Our office hours are 9-5pm Monday to Friday. You can reach us in person at any time during these hours or leave a message on our 24 hour message service - someone will respond as soon as possible.

If you need more immediate help we suggest you might want to call your own GP, NHS Direct on 0845 4647, the Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90 or Derbyshire Focusline on 0800 027 2127 (Helpline).


DRCS abides by the Ethical Frameworkfor Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy(BACP). DRCS is a BACP Accredited Service.DRCS aims to comply with the International Labour Organisation's conventions on Employee Rights that have been ratified by the United Kingdom (subject to compliance with local and national legislation and regulations).

Derwent Rural Counselling Service | Newholme, Bakewell | Derbyshire | DE45 1AD
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