Nicky Bond BA 'Hons' Counselling, Registered MBACP (Accred).
I am an experienced qualified counsellor working as a psychological therapist in a primary care setting as well as a group facilitator delivering a CBT intervention within the NHS. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I offer confidential, professional counselling in safe and relaxed setting in Chichester, and have worked with individuals of all ages and backgrounds, with issues such as depression and anxiety, childhood trauma, sexual, physical and emotional abuse and dependency. I have experience in working within both a short term and long term setting.
Counselling can be helpful for those who feel they have lost their way, perhaps through illness, bereavement, job loss, addiction, trauma to name but a few of the problems that often bring people to counselling.
My approach is humanistic this means that I believe every person is unique and individual, with their own way of seeing and experiencing the world; I also believe that within us all is the capacity to get to grips with our difficulties and find ways of moving on and fulfilling our potential. Further training and experience has also allowed me to integrate other therapeutic models if appropriate, such as CBT and solution focused work.
In our sessions, I will work with you to help you explore and understand your world and the problems you're facing. We will work at your pace, using a variety of different methods which might include: creative work such as drawing or painting - which can help people explore their difficult or painful feelings in a safe way; or cognitive behavioural technique- which can be useful in identifying unhelpful thoughts and subsequent behaviour. These techniques can be particularly helpful when dealing with addictions, phobias or anxiety, for example.
Early on in our work together, we'll agree on what methods might work best for you, and we will regularly review whether you feel you're getting what you need from our working together.
The power and effectiveness of counselling comes from building an open honest relationship based on trust and confidentiality. In our sessions, we'll talk about the problems you feel are troubling you; this can help you see your life from a different perspective, and lead to you being able to decide on different ways of living your life in the future. My approach can be useful in both short term or long term settings.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA 'Hons' Degree Humanistic Counselling
Diploma in Humanistic Counselling
OCR Counselling Skills
Member of BACP
Psychological Counsellor in Primary Care - Time to talk - West Sussex
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
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£ 45 per hour
£30 per - students, low income (please provide proof of income)
Our initial session will provide you with the opportunity to establish how we will work together. During that first session, we can discuss your goals and expectations, how the sessions will proceed, and my policy on confidentiality, fees, cancellations and appointment times.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|