Nicola Owen BSc (Hons), Dip Couns.
I am a qualified BACP Counsellor working in private practice serving clients in Lewes and surrounding areas. As well as working in private practice, I work with the NHS Surgery in Crowborough, supporting patients who face wide ranging issues.
I work with men and women, and offer short-term or long-term therapy. I have experience with clients affected by many different issues.
Our work may explore early relationships and experiences and how these impact on you today. Or maybe you would like to explore negative thoughts you hold of yourself in order to reduce anxiety or depression.
I have always been passionate about people’s well-being and what gets in the way of this. Having previously worked for 10 years in a corporate marketing environment, I am deeply aware of how important it is for us to be able to function well. I can see how vital our mental health is and just how bad we can feel, when our doubts and fears become overwhelming.
My approach is Integrative, meaning I tailor our sessions to meet your needs because we are all different. I use Person-Centered, TA and Gestalt as the foundation of my work. I work Humanistically meaning, you are an expert on yourself and I am here to facilitate you to make choices and changes to improve your emotional well-being. Each of us has the full potential to be the best we can be. When something gets in the way of this, I offer a safe and accepting space for you to talk and I welcome you with warmth and without judgement. All that is said between us is confidential.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (Hons) University of Bristol degree in Psychology
Sussex Downs College, NCFE Counselling Certificates 2013-2014
Diploma in Counselling (BCAP accredited) DIPLOMA MBACP 2014-2016
Beacon NHS GP Surgery, Crowborough, May 2015 to date.
GP refers clients and presenting issues include depression, loss, bereavement, anxiety, panic attacks, divorce and separation, relationship issues, family issues, feelings of sadness, self-harm, trauma, physical ill health, low self-esteem/confidence, stress, post-natal depression and unresolved life changes.
Further training completed in: TA101, Trauma, Attachment, Working with Young People, Gestalt, and Erikson.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Solution Focused Brief Therapy
Whatever you want from therapy, the relationship between us is key to counselling. Therefore I offer an initial meeting of 30 minutes at a reduced rate to allow us to understand what you would like to get out of counselling and whether I am the right therapist for you to do this with.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client