John James Nicol Ba Hons Humanistic Counselling Practice MBACP
Welcome, I am John,
You have probably found my details here because you are thinking about starting counselling, or you may be looking on behalf of someone else. I can understand that this can be a daunting process and that there is a lot of information to consider. I have tried to make this site as helpful as possible.
I offer counselling in in Nottinghamshire and work from quiet rooms in the Chilwell NG9 and Sherwood NG5 areas of Nottingham. I offer fifty minute long appointments during the daytime and evenings, Monday to Saturday.If you would prefer to meet at your home or if transport is a problem then I can travel to you for a small additional cost to cover my mileage.
I have been working and training in the counselling sector since 2009. I have experience of individual counselling with adults and adolescents. I also welcome students as part of their counselling training. I am listed on the University of Nottingham approved Counsellors listing.
I have experience in working with clients who seek out counselling for many varied reasons includi
- grief and loss
- relationship problems
- low self esteem
- post traumatic stress (PTSD)
- sexual abuse / violence
- domestic violence
- anger management
- obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- work related issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Counsellor and trained at the University of Nottingham where I earned a Ba Honors degree in Humanistic Counselling.
In conjunction with my private practice, I also work for these charitries as a volunteer counsellor. ISAS (Incest and Sexual Abuse Survivors) DWC ( Derby Womens Centre) and DMS ( Derby Mens Service) .
I hold a current CRB certificate. I am a registered member of the BACP ( Membership No : 659729) professional body. I am also fully insured to practice.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work related stress
After the initial assessment if you feel that you are comfortable to work with me, fees are payable 1 week in advance.
I charge between £40 and £50 per session for individuals dependent on your circumstances
For Couples counselling I charge £50 and £60 for per session dependent on your circumstances
I also offer a concessionary rate to counselling students and those on low incomes, please enquire for details.
My counselling approach
I believe that humans like to be connected with each other. I think you can see this when crowds come together at football matches, concerts and festivals or in church for example. Being in a crowd of like minded people can feel very good.
Through my counselling training and practice I have come to recognise and value the human need for connection to self and others,and I believe human connection to be very healing.
If you are feeling lost, uncertain or are struggling to find meaning in life you may be feeling disconnected from yourself or from others. This loss of contact with yourself, your needs, beliefs and values, may erode your trust in your ability to form meaningful relationships and attain personal goals.
A therapeutic relationship can offer the opportunity to find renewed belief in yourself and in others. It can help to provide self confidence, enabling clearer decision making and the ability to begin to live life in a more meaningful and satisfying way. Trust is absolutely essential in this type of relationship and I offer security, sensitivity, warmth and support enabling you to build trust.
I have trained in and practice the person centred approach. This is based on the theory and philosophy of Dr Carl Rogers. My approach is non directive and non-judgemental, as I fundamentally believe in your potential and ability to make the right choices for you, regardless of my own values, beliefs and ideas. My role is to walk beside you as we work together.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am offer appointments Monday to Saturday 1000 and 2000 , please contact me for details and availability
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|