Nicola Lewis

Aylesford
Kent
ME20

07779 767075

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Aylesford
Kent
ME20

07779 767075

About me

A lot of my work focuses on relationships, anger and anxiety issues. I work as an integrative Counsellor which means that I use different models, theories and techniques to support my service.

I work a lot with teenagers and young adults where we are able to discuss many issues in a way that helps the person move forward in their life with more confidence and with some strategies to support them through the difficult times.

I have been helpful with people of different ages who want to discuss existential issues, end of life, long term health issues, pain or fear of death. I work as an integrative Counsellor which means that I use different models, theories and techniques to support my service.I help people communicate better with each other in relationships and have been a mediator for some years supporting families to find solutions to difficult situations.

I help people to be heard. I provide a safe and supportive environment that is relaxed and comfortable as I work from home. Many people have commented that they find this helpful. People have often commented that they are able to discuss things with me that they haven't felt able to in the past.

I am happy to meet initially for a short 20 minute consultation to help you make a decision on committing to counselling sessions with me. I know it can be an anxious time looking for the right counsellor.

Please remember there is nothing too small or too big that can't be discussed and solutions or a way forward found.

Training, qualifications & experience

I completed my training in 2007 and have been working as a counsellor, mediator and therapist within different organisations such as Schools with 12 years upwards, adults in a residential and day 5 Star Addictions centre and my private home practice.

I have worked with a mediation company offering community mediation, restorative justice mediation within police clinics, prison and in the community.

Family/parent and teen mediation referrals from the general public, social services, Early help Team, GP's/paediatricians, PCSO's and children's services.

I am a qualified hypnotherapist. I have run small groups to share mindfulness and meditation techniques to balance the emotions.

I have attended many CPD (Continual Professional Development) courses such as:

  • Using transactional analysis in practice
  • Creative methods in gestalt therapy
  • Stalking and grooming with Rubicon Cares Organisation
  • Trauma and recovery
  • Neuroscience in the therapy room
  • Working with teens
  • Relationship issues
  • Adult survivors of sexual abuse
  • Understanding autism
  • Counselling young people with stress and depression
  • Resolving conflicts within families conference at the Medway University of Kent

I have attended Transforming conflict Conference in the past organised by the centre for applied Buddhism, the Network of engaged Buddhists and the network of Buddhist Organisations. I have explored Buddhism.

I've attended meetings run by the Kent Children's Trust on Information Sharing. I have attended meetings at the Police Headquarters Training Centre for information on Awareness of On Line dangers for Teens and children.

I have a background of qualifications in Holistic therapies such as Reflexology, Indian head Massage, Hopi Ear Candling, energy healing, crystal healing etc.

I am a member of the National Counselling Society and abide by their code of practice. I have a current Disclosure and Barring Service certificate.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

NCS

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Mediation to resolve conflicts with couples, families, friendships, parents and their teens.

Anger management to understand behaviours, thoughts and feelings.

I work a lot with young people.   Counselling Teens and from age 12 years upwards. we look at issues they are dealing with such as parents separating, health issues and fear or the future, self-harm, school refusers. The work with young people is confidential and the young people decide if they would like a parent to be updated on our conversations. I will only share information with the presence and agreement of the young person. Some parents find that difficult.

Family counselling is available to help resolve arguments, misunderstandings and improve situations that are getting very difficult.   This service helps you all to be heard and listened to and so improving your ability as a family to resolve difficulties in a safe environment.

Mindfulness and meditation, stress management is available to help manage the emotions and help you gain some helpful strategies to manage the difficult times in your life. Also these techniques that I can share with you feel good just in themselves!   A nice chill out space just for you.

Fees

I charge £45 per hour.

I offer affordable counselling on restricted days please ask.

I offer discounted therapy sessions for Teens.

I ask for payment to be made at the appointment or on line via bank payments before the appointment. I can offer discounts for blocks of appointments booked.

Further information

Just email or call me whatever you find easiest. I am happy to chat about whether my service is helpful or not for your individual situation.

Our first meeting at my home will be an opportunity to discuss the reasons for seeking support and the chance to ask questions. We can decide how often we meet and what the aim of our meetings will be.

Sometimes we don't know what the problem is, just that we don't feel quite right or okay. That's absolutely fine and perfect for us to work on in our meetings.   Sometimes people worry that their problems aren't important enough or big enough to discuss. If you feel unhappy, uncomfortable, not quite right, a bit down, fed up, then it's worth discussing and I look forward to meeting you!

Maps & Directions

Aylesford, ME20

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Availability

I have appointments throughout the day and on Fridays into the evening too. I have appointments available on a Saturday morning. Please ask.