Nicky Callus MBACP
07851 732 134
Hello and welcome to my profile.
I am an experienced, qualified counsellor, fully insured and a Registered Member of the BACP, offering counselling to adults, couples, and young people.
I work from my office in Burgess Hill, in a private, peaceful setting.
For me, counselling is a mature means of providing good housekeeping for body, mind and emotions, especially during times when we are experiencing some kind of disturbance or difficulty.
I offer a safe, confidential, and non-judgemental space to explore your particular situation. My approach is integrative, allowing me to draw from a range of models to provide the individual attention you require.
My areas of work include:-
Anxiety and Depression
These are fluctuating personal experiences that sometimes can have a major negative effect on our quality of life. Counselling can help build resilience to anxiety and depression, providing a personalised toolbox of inner resources.
Some people find that eating rules their lives. They are fixated on body shape and weight. They may eat in secret, or yoyo diet, weight cycle, binge and purge. Sometimes people resolve the issue in its early stages. At other times, they come to counselling after many years of struggling alone with their eating difficulties. Isolation, depression, anxiety, poor body image, low self esteem, relationship difficulties are often companions to living obsessively with food.
Relationship Issues - Individual and Couples
Conflict in relationship is common. How we relate can be influenced by our experiences as children in our family of origin, and by the fixed, unconscious views we may have of ourselves, and others, and the world. Uncovering and attending to unmet needs, to patterns of relating, and working on positive communication skills are key factors in resolving relationship issues.
Couples counselling work is not about blame and taking sides; ultimately it involves moving away from head-to-head communication and towards a genuine connection at the heart level.
Bereavement and loss
As a volunteer hospice counsellor for six years, I supported people struggling with the death of loved ones, and also people who were facing their own end of life experiences.
Loss touches many areas as we go through the life cycle, such as health, youth, status, physical and mental agility. Beliefs, hopes, dreams and faith can be challenged. Pain of the loss of love and relationship and the pain of the loss of love and relationship an be a major cause of suffering.
Sometimes we turn to external substances to medicate away our pain....
Working formerly with Sussex Alcohol and Substance Use Services based at a local GP surgery, I have supported people who have struggled mainly with alcohol dependency. Many such people are often high functioning, professional, family men and women, with good friends, on the surface showing little sign of their deepening relationship with alcohol. They often come to counselling prompted by a particular incident such as loss of their driving licence, or the threat of job loss, or an ultimatum from a partner, or a health issue.
The counselling relationship is private, professional and finite. It has the potential to create valuable, life enhancing changes. I appreciate you might find taking the first step challenging. If you would like to get in touch with me, please e-mail or telephone; I am happy to respond to any queries you may have about my practice, or what to expect from counselling. From there, if you like, we can arrange an initial appointment at a time suitable for you.
Wishing you all the best
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and abide by their Ethical Framework and Code of Practice.
Certificate in Duo Counselling, a Systemic Approach to family and couples counselling
Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling
Foundation Year Certificate in Transactional Analysis Theory
Diploma in Eating Disorders with the National Centre For Eating Disorders
Certificate in Trauma Counselling and Therapy
Certificate in Couple Counselling Using the Arts
NVQ2 Adult Social Care
I have further training and experience with the following agencies:-
Sussex Alcohol and Substance Misuse Service - working from GP surgery
St Peters and St James Hospice
The Information Shop for Young People
Counselling skills training with 'beat', national eating disorders organisation
Hastings & Rother Counselling Services
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
For individual counselling my fee is £40 per 50 minute session.
If you are a student counsellor in training, I charge £35 per 50 minute session.
For couples counselling, I charge £60 per 90 minute session.
If you are unsure about counselling, I can offer a free half hour appointment over the phone.
In Burgess Hill I am located within walking distance from both Burgess Hill and Wivelsfield train stations, and am also on the local bus route.
If my mobile phone diverts to the messaging service, please leave your details or text me and I will return your inquiry usually within a few hours. I check my e-mails daily.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I tend to keep weekends free. I work Monday to Friday daytime and evening.
Types of client