Spirit Project

Counselling for women


The project is a partnership of two Counsellors and Psychotherapists:

Shirani Situnayake and Maya Gagni.


It was set up 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 Counselling
  • Couple Counselling
  • One-to-one Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Equine Facilitated EMDR
  • One-to-one and group supervision for trainee and qualified therapists
  • One-to-one and group Dramatherapy
  • Individual and group Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP)


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


We have extensive experience in working with a variety of issues including: anger, abuse, anxiety issues, addiction(s), depression, 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 members of BACP, NCS and HCPC

How we can help you

Are you experiencing anxieties and/or depression? Or does life, right now, feel emotionally difficult and challenging?


We can help you to become more clear, more self aware and better-able to make decisions that feel appropriate to you.

As Person Centred Counsellors we will not give you advice or tell you what to do, but enable you to find your own answers, supporting you whilst helping you to clarify any issues you bring into the sessions.



Hi, I am Maya Gagni


Since qualifying in 2000 I have worked in a number of settings. These have given me a depth of experience and understanding of a number of difficulties.

I can offer you one-to-one counselling, couple counselling, EMDR, Supervision, Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy and EMDR


Hi, I am Shirani Situnayake


I have acquired a high degree of experience since qualifying as a counsellor in 2001, working in a variety of environments.


I offer individual counselling, supervision and Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy.

We are recognized with AVIVA, BUPA and many more insurances. Call us to see if check if you are covered.

Accredited member of BACP and NCS

Spirit Project

Counselling, Psychotherapy, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, Couple Counselling and

EMDR for women





Chesterfield Road, Huthwaite, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire







01773 438854 - 07903 598 324


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