07831 186154 / 07831 186154
Hello, my name is Nicky. Thank you for visiting my profile. I know that it can be difficult to look for help and support, especially when feeling vulnerable. With so many counsellors to choose from I think it is important that you find someone who is easy to talk to and one who you feel comfortable with. I hope the following information is helpful to you when making a decision.
CAN COUNSELLING HELP ME?
Some people hesitate about seeing a counsellor, as they may see their problem as being insignificant or believe talking can’t really improve things. Quite understandably, people don’t know what to expect from counselling, and hesitate when looking for help. People can seek counselling for many reasons, for example, a recent bereavement, poor health, or a job loss. For others it may be that modern day life is proving to be difficult and stressful, perhaps life lacks purpose, or maybe you can’t quite pinpoint what it is that is troubling you.
Counselling can help as it provides a unique opportunity to talk about your problems, in confidence, with an objective person who can give their undivided attention to whatever it is that is troubling you. A counsellor can ask the right questions, be receptive to what you say, helping you to gain new insight and an opportunity to approach things in a more positive way.
I have witnessed the devastating effects that depression and anxiety has had on friends and family alike, but those that experienced counselling felt supported, positive and then able to move on with their lives. I wanted to help people suffering with similar problems and subsequently embarked on counselling training in 2006. During my training I have worked within a charity that provides counselling for carers together with a Counselling Practice based in Exeter that offers low cost counselling to all.
Asking for help can be hard and takes courage, but please be assured that I offer only kindness and compassion. I will not judge you or what it is that brings to counselling. Confidentiality is of the upmost importance. Once you have contacted me, we can then arrange an initial meeting. This will be an opportunity for me to find out a little bit about what brings you to counselling, and for you to see whether you feel comfortable working with me as your counsellor.
Please see my website for further details and information: devonshirecounsellingpractice.co.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor (this means that my main theorectical models are Humanistic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Psychodynamic).
I am registered as a professional member of the BACP and adhere to their code of ethics.
I attend various workshops and lectures in order to ennsure my practice is kept up to date.
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 are usually weekly.
- The number of sessions will be dependent upon your needs.
- My fee is £30 per session*ounselling 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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available mornings, afternoons and early evenings.
Types of client