Spirit Project

Counselling and Psychotherapy Centre for women

CPD Training for Counsellors and Psychotherapists


"Deep down within me I knew what was happening around me was not healthy. But it was not utill I saw a therapist in the Project that I finally understood:

I deserve more than what I was experiencing!


Thanks to my therapist I am now more assertive and clearer of my needs and therefore more able to live a life that i want rather than what people want"

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About the project

our history



The project is a partnership of two Counsellors and Psychotherapists

Shirani Situnayake and Maya Gagni.

It was set up in 2001 in response to the need to offer a women only affordable service in

Huthwaite (Sutton-in-Ashfield) Nottingamshire/Derbyshire area


We offer:

  • Person-Centred one-to-one and couple therapy
  • One-to-one CBT therapy
  • One-to-one EMDR
  • One-to-one and group supervision for Counsellors and Psychotherapists
  • One-to-one and group Dramatherapy
  • Individual and group Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy
  • Workshops and class facilitation
  • Consultancy service


We specialise in short and long term contracts and our services are open to all young women and adults.


We have an extensive experience in working with a variety of issues including:

abuse, addiction(s), depression, anxiety issues, PTSD, self-harm, trauma, child related issues, cultural issues, eating disorders, general issues, identity issues, sexual identity and spirituality.


We abide by BACP Ethical Framework and are member of BACP, NCS and HCPC

What is Counselling

and Psychotherapy


Therapy y can offer a space for you to increase your understanding and bring clarity around issues that are affecting

your life.


CPD training for Counsellors and Psychotherapists


The Project offers a variety of courses for trainee and qualified Counsellors and Psychotherapists