07831 186154 / 07831 186154
Hello, my name is Nicky. Wecome to my profile. I know that choosing a counsellor can be difficult with so many to choose from and I think it is important that you find someone you feel comfortable with.
CAN COUNSELLING HELP?
Are you feeling worried, anxious or sad? You may be lonely, depressed or angry. Has normal everyday life become overwhelming and you are finding it hard to cope?
Such difficult thoughts, feeings and emotions can be due to current concerns and problems, or perhaps linked to events from the past.
Finding someone to talk to and who will listen to your concerns and troubles can be the first step in feeling supported and less alone.
My aim is to offer you therapy whereby you will feel cared for, respected and safe in a confidential setting. Together we can explore, at a pace suitable to you, the issues that are troubling you. Through greater personal insight and helping you to draw on your own strengths and resources, I will encourage you to look at new, beneficial ways of thinking. Fresh insight and changes in the way you think can affect feelings and behaviour, initiating positive lasting change such as greater confidence and improved relationships.
Initially I trained as an integrative counsellor but my approach is mostly humanistic. This means I believe that we can find our way through our problems or worries with the right type of support. In doing so we can recognise and draw on our strengths, to make the kind of choices that will help us make the changes needed to take control of our lives. My role as a counsellor is to enable you to draw on your own knowledge and understanding, helping you to regain self-direction and balance in your life.
I believe that the relationship between you and me is fundamental to successful counselling. Kindness and compassion are a pivotal part of that relationship. I will listen to you attentively and with sensitivity as you share your experiences with me. I know first-hand how difficult that can be. My desire would be to build a relationship based on warmth, acceptance and respect, one that encompasses a safe and trusting environment so that together we can explore your concerns.
Please see my website for further details and information: devonshirecounsellingpractice.co.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified counsellor and am registered as a professional member of the BACP and adhere to their code of ethics. I have been a volunteer counsellor in various settings and during this time have worked with a diverse array of problems and issues. Some examples include depression, suicidal thoughts, anger, low self-esteem, obsessive compulsive behaviour (OCD), bereavement and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
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THE NEXT STEP…….
I am happy to meet with you for an initial half hour session, which is free of charge, so that you can see if counselling is suitable for you. This session will also give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have and decide whether to continue.
- Sessions are for one hour and usually on a weekly basis.
- the number of sessions will be dependent upon your needs.
- My fee is £30 per session*
Counselling takes place in my home in a light, comfortable, welcoming environment. The location is quiet and there is ample parking.
*My desire is to make counselling accessible. I offer concessionary counselling sessions at £20 when available. At present two of my four concessionary slots are taken. Please, do feel free to ask about these.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available some mornings, afternoons and early evenings.
Types of client