Nicola Hydes Integrative Therapist (MBACP}

Nicola Hydes Integrative Therapist (MBACP}

Samye Foundation
Unit A
2-4 Cardiff Road
CF83 1JN


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Samye Foundation
Unit A
2-4 Cardiff Road
CF83 1JN


About me

Nicola Hydes

Nicola Hydes

Firstly, I would like you for taking the time to read through my profile. I'm going to share a bit about myself and counselling experience. I will also give you insight as to how I work with my clients and the support that I offer.

I appreciate, that counselling can be daunting, especially if your feeling anxious and unaware of what to expect. Making that first step can be difficult. I hope to allow you to make an informed decision as to whether or not you feel that we can work together.

If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact me via email or phone.

About Me

I am fully qualified integrative therapist currently practicing within Caerphilly, Cardiff of South Wales. Also a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and currently working towards full accreditation. 

Individuals tend to attend Counselling for many reasons, often related to conflict and difficulties being experienced which are perhaps causing some distress in their everyday lives. They may be feeling troubled, anxious or depressed and feel as though they have no one else to turn to. Others may just need to gain clarity in certain elements of their lives in order to move forward and experience change/growth.

I offer a safe, genuine and non judgemental environment, whereby you can share your concerns or issues in confidence, explore in depth your feelings and emotions in relation to experiences, gain clarity and make your own decisions and choices. The aim in therapy is not to give you advice or find solutions for you but help you to find your own way forward.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have worked for a mental health charity within Cardiff for the last 4 years, providing therapy to individuals who are experiencing mental health issues, such as:

- Depression

- Anxiety

- Bipolar

- Personality disorders

- Self-Harm

I have also worked with clients experiencing the following issues :

- Sexual/Physical Abuse

- Childhood Trauma

- Bullying

- Relationship Difficulties

- Security Financial issues

- Stress

I have a proven ability to empathise with individuals whilst retaining an objective and realistic approach to their needs and therapy. I have worked with individuals from all walks of life with many issues that incorporating various problems that many individuals find themselves having to deal individuals find themselves having to face.

Having gained experience of working with depression, trauma and abuse, together with family difficulties and conflict, I have accompanied many clients on their personal journeys, helping them to explore and understand and overcome any conflict experienced. Encouraging clients to focus and build on their strengths overcoming feelings of hopelessness, fear and dread enabling them to lead more positive lives and Improving their overall well-being.

Prior to working within the mental health sector, I also gained experience working within Place 2 be, a charity working with children aged between 5-11 years, helping them overcome emotional barriers and behavioural difficulties, improving confidence/self-esteem through play.


Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (2014)

Depression Busting (2014)

Child Protection (2013)

Working with metaphores (2013)

Helping Children tell their stories (2013)

Advanced Counselling - (2005)

Certificate in Counselling Skills III (2000)

Certificate in Counselling Skills II (1999)

Certificate in Counselling Skills I (1999)

Member organisations



My initial consultation is £25.00 and lasts 50 minutes, this will give you opportunity to share your concerns and reasons for counselling. I can give you an overview of how I work and we can both decide if we would like to continue to work together. This will also give you opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

During our first consultation we can also agree to our contractual agreement which sets out clear boundaries for both of us should you wish to go ahead with therapy.

My fees are £40 per 50 minute session, I also offer reduced rates of £25 per session, for those in receipt of benefits, students and senior citizens.

Payments can be made in cash, cheque or pay pal. I also offer home visits details of which can be discussed during consultation.

If at anytime you need to cancel a scheduled Counselling appointment, please let me know within 48 hours. If the appropriate cancellation notice is not given a fee of £15.00 will apply to cover room rental.

Further information

Getting I touch

Thank you for visiting my profile. If you would like to book an appointment or would like more information please get in touch. You can contact me by phone or email. If I am not available please leave a message and I will aim to respond within 24 hours (excluding weekends).

Mobile - 07883492458
Email -

Website -


I am available for appointments Monday to Friday 4-7pm


I work from comfortable counselling rooms within the Samye Foundation based in Cardiff/Caerphilly, South Wales.  There are good road and rail links to both centres and car parking facilities are also available. Please contact me for directions. I also offer home visits dependant on client's circumstances.

Maps & Directions

Caerphilly, CF83 1JN

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Mondays - Saturdays - 4pm-7pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults