Welcome to On Track Life Skills - a service based near Alfreton for people in and around Derby, Ripley, Matlock, Chesterfield, Mansfield, Sutton-in-Ashfield and Nottingham.
“What we have been, and what we wish to be, determines the work we do now.”
Life doesn’t always run smoothly. Either present difficulties or unresolved issues from the past can be very unsettling.
Taking advantage of the confidential, personal space offered by a professional therapist can help you overcome the problems that have arisen.
Our consulting rooms are in a quiet area near Alfreton, on the Derbyshire-Nottinghamshire border, 5 minutes from the M1/A38 junction. We are within half an hour’s drive of e.g. Derby, Belper, Matlock, Chesterfield, Mansfield, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Ripley and Nottingham. There is ample parking space, and wheel-chair access if required.
Although it is generally best for client and therapist to meet face to face, in many cases it is also possible for counselling to be conducted over the telephone or by Zoom - please feel free to ask about this when you call. We appreciate that just thinking about seeking therapy can feel quite daunting, whether for individuals or for couples. We want to assure you that you will be treated with total confidentiality by a professionally qualified and experienced practitioner.
Counselling / Psychotherapy
I hold a Certificate in Clinical Supervision approved by the British Psychological Society, and am therefore able to offer supervision to other counsellors.
Personal Wholeness / Spiritual Accompaniment
If your concern is with more existential issues, matters of personal spirituality, e.g. Why do I exist? How can I relate better to who/whatever is out there?, then spiritual accompaniment may be for you.
For further information on this service, including our fees, click here.
For your Security . . .
Our counsellor / psychotherapist / hypnotherapist, Sally Crittall, is a Registered Member of BACP. For their Code of Ethics, click here.
She is also on the General Hypnotherapy Register - for their Code of Ethics, click here.
Both our partners have clear Enhanced Certificates from the Disclosure and Barring Service.
On Track Therapy is registered under the General Data Protection Regulation with the Information Commissioner's Office.
“Starting with details from my perspective: counselling showed me that in order for me to be happy I needed to be true to myself. I went to counselling because I wanted the voices in my head to stop. I also wanted to be able to hold my head up high whenever I was confronted about being Trans or effeminate, or gay, or whatever. By being true to myself all my issues of shame, guilt, anger, disappeared. Also, it was the first time I'd spoken to anyone in an official capacity and you didn't laugh at me or dismiss me as being pathetic. That was very important. I still remember your exact words after I'd finished telling my story for the first time, 'there are two of you in there and you need to decide which one you want to be.' As I said at the time , no contest, it'll always be Rosanne.
I wanted counselling to give me the strength to stand up to the many challenges I would have to face in order to be me. And that takes a lot of strength. Even now I'm still fighting against those to judge me by what they see not for who I am. And that is exhausting, which is why I needed the counselling to help teach me these things to keep me going when I'm on my own. Being Trans means that I am judged every moment of every day by people who know nothing about me or my journey, yet deem themselves experts on life, because I am outside their norm. That's what I got from counselling. To be able to take that on board, not get down from it, and to keep on living my life as I deem fit.
Remember, without your counsel, guidance, and training I firmly believe I would not be here today writing this email. Fact.”