Nicki Thomas MBACP BA Hons
Welcome. I am a professionally qualified, experienced counsellor based in Northamptonshire, offering a safe, warm, non-judgemental and confidential space for you to talk openly about the challenges you are experiencing. Whatever your issue - depression, anxiety, low self esteem, relationship issues, bereavement, trauma, abuse - by choosing to take this first step you begin your journey towards overcoming difficulties, moving forward, changing and healing.
A degree in Person-Centred counselling provides the foundation for the way I work, I aim to create an open therapeutic relationship where you feel safe, heard, understood, valued and warmly accepted. My way of working is further informed and enriched through my life experience, a varied teaching career, a Psychology degree and counselling work at MIND. This enables me to draw elements from a wide range of experiences, theories and approaches. Everyone is unique and I believe in tailoring my practice for each individual thus enabling them to find their own way forward.
How Counselling works
There are many different talking therapies but research evidence consistently finds that a trusting relationship, built on acceptance, understanding and openness between you and your counsellor, is the most important ingredient in assisting you to explore and make sense of yourself and your life.
You will come to recognise how life experiences have shaped your thoughts, feelings, responses and behaviours. This process of sharing, exploration and understanding reveals solutions, increases your resilience, self worth and self esteem enabling you to grow and change.
Our first session.
This session is offered free of charge during which we will explore what has brought you into counselling. How it works will be further explained so that you are able to make an informed choice as to whether you wish to continue the journey. It is also a time to consider your expectations, hopes and goals.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Foundation Degree Counselling and Psychotherapy
BA (Hons) Psychology
- Continuing professional development in Transactional Analysis, Working with Obesity, Inner Child Therapy, Mental Health Issues, Art therapy, Addiction
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
Initial session free of charge, thereafter £30 per individual session
Students discount rate
I offer brief or longer term therapy.
I offer day and evening appointments. Village location with easy access to A45 and A14.
I am a member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and on the BACP Register. I work within the BACP Ethical Framework.
I hold full Professional Indemnity insurance and have regular monthly supervision as per the requirements of BACP.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client