Find a Counsellor or Therapist

Finding the right counsellor or therapist can be a daunting prospect. We have made it easier for you to find the perfect match. At Drayton Cottage Health & Wellbeing Centre, professionals with considerable experience are on hand throughout the week; morning, afternoon and evening.  We also have weekend appointments available too.

Our practise has attracted some of the most experienced practitioners from the Warwickshire and Leicestershire areas.  Specialist therapists from outside our region also hold regular weekly sessions to offer a diverse range of treatments.  You can read their profiles below or telephone 02477 455 117 and we’ll help you choose the best person to help you.

Before you make your first appointment, you can speak to one of our practitioners as building a rapport is very important.  Our selection services make it very easy for you decide. It is so important to feel at ease so we will work with you to find the right match.

How to choose the right type of counselling or therapy

What type of therapist is right for you?  This is a commonly asked question. Is it a psychologist, cognitive behavioural therapist, person centred counsellor, psychodynamic, the list goes on?  Lots of therapist these days, integrate multiple disciplines as part of their ‘tool box’ of resources to help their clients.  Life experiences are so important in counselling and again all our practitioners come with an abundance of this as well as nationally recognised qualifications and extensive practical experience.

To help you we have summarised some of the therapies commonly available below.


Anxiety is probably one of the most common complaints we treat at Drayton Cottage.  It affects around 5% of the population; that’s more than 3 million people at any time.  To learn more about anxiety, the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment click here. There are also some common associations with depressions.


Depression affects around 2.6% of the population and when associated with anxiety this more than doubles.  It manifests itself in a variety of ways.  To learn more about depression, the symptoms and treatments click here.




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Deborah Blease
Gill Hemsley Drayton Cottage
Gill Hemsley
I am a trained and fully qualified Person Centred counsellor and a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).
Jeremy Howells
Jeremy Howells
Hello, my name is Jerry and I work within the specialist field of mediation and coaching for individuals and couples. I help people to work through issues involving relationship breakdown and support them on the journey towards independent living. As a mediator, I work with couples to help them find solutions for their disputes or conflicts and remove the need for costly legal and court proceedings and on average save up to 75% of the potential costs of a solicitor.
Carol Muir
Carol Muir - Professional Counsellor
Supporting people through the problems they encounter in their lives from time to time has been the cornerstone of my work as a mental health and social care professional for well over 25 years. I have trained and qualified as a person centred counsellor, mental health professional, massage therapist and Tai Chi and Yoga teacher.
Helen Lord
I am a person centred counsellor with experience of working with adults, children and young people. I have considerable experience of working with people who self-harm and experience feelings of low self worth and self-esteem.
Sean Harris
I can help YOU take back control with a fast resolution by using the latest most advanced Hypnotherapy, NLP (Neurological Linguistic Programming), Thought field therapy & Psychosensory techniques, allowing you to create rapid results, which are life changing, SAVING YOU MONEY & TIME
Alison Sheff PRM (Dip Reflex)
Hello I am qualified Clinical Reflexologist, Massage Therapist and also offer Holistic Facial treatments and I am a member of Professional Reflexology and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council.
Ian Milton
I am a fully qualified and experienced clinical hypnotist, coach and mindfulness teacher.. My aim is to give you the tools you need in order to live the life you want and deserve. Whether breaking a habit, overcoming a phobia, improving performance or changing your life in any way, I seek to empower you to control your own pathway to health and wholeness. I specialise in eating disorders - anorexia, bulimia and compulsive eating. Also I am an accredited Quit4Life registered smoking cessation practitioner and member of the NCH and CNHC.
David Ashley
David Ashley
David here and I’m a fully qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist, NLP Practioner and certified EMDR Practitioner.
I am absolutely passionate about helping people achieve a better quality of life.
I specialise in CFS/ME (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), Fibromyalgia/ Chronic pain, PSS (Post Sepsis Syndrome) to name but a few and look to help people with autoimmune dysfunction in particular