Nicola Priestman BA (Hons)., PGDip Integrative Psychotherapy, MBACP (Registered)
Emotional Wellness Psychotherapy
Preston The Docklands
Albert Edward House
My name is Nicola Priestman, I am a licensed and experienced psychotherapist and counsellor. I run a private practice in Preston, Lancashire. My experience and success as a therapist comes from several years in practice working in both education, health and charitable settings.
I have worked for 1 Point Northwest in Bolton, delivering psychotherapy on a 1:1 basis to adults with a wide range of mental health difficulties and at Lancaster University providing therapy and support to the students. I have also worked for the prison service as a therapeutic community worker with the substance misuse team facilitating group workshops. In addition I have worked for a charity providing therapy to adolescents in high schools across Lancashire.
I am professionally registered as a therapist with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). This is a public record of psychotherapists and counsellors who have met the standards for professional registration. The standards cover training, supervision, continuing professional development and a contractual commitment to the (BACP) Ethical Framework. Which is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.
What I offer
FREE consultation which will last for approximately 30 minutes - this provides an opportunity to establish what the problem/s may be, what we can do about this and to see whether we can work together.
1:1 therapy sessions on a weekly basis, each session will last for 50 minutes.
I offer morning, afternoon and evening appointments:
Monday - 09.30 -20.00
Tuesday - 09.30 -20.00
Wednesday - 09.30 - 20.00
Friday - 09.30 - 20.00
Saturday - 09.30 -17.00
Areas of experience
Anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, marital discord, separation & divorce, psychological, family issues, affairs and betrayals, sexual and emotional abuse, post traumatic stress, (PTSD) , bereavement & loss, personality disorder, seasonal affective disorder. School or workplace bullying, substance misuse/abuse, body image issues, oppositional behaviours school difficulties, self harm & cutting, social skills deficits. Abortion, miscarriage, death of a child, low self-esteem and disability, professional/career related issues.
How can therapy help?
Psychotherapy can liberate you from the isolation and loneliness of living with what can often seem unbearable. How? - by providing you with an opportunity to explore those feelings with someone, who is completely on the outside looking in, rather than with a friend, family, work colleague or other. It also offers you a safe, non judgemental and confidential space.
As a result of therapy, you may find that you can now deal with the things that once seemed impossible and face challenges, take risks and even gain a higher sense of purpose /self awareness. By bringing your true self out of storage, it allows you to live a self fulfilling life. Remember when your body and mind work the way nature intended, your spirit soars and so do you!!.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post Graduate Diploma: Professional Integrative Psychotherapy (BACP Accredited)
Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honours in (Counselling and Psychotherapy).
Registered BACP Therapist
- I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and abide by these ethical frameworks and guidelines.
Lancashire safeguarding Children’s Board, Safeguarding Children = Certificate
Lancashire Safeguarding Adults’ board: kwango, Safeguarding Adults at Risk = Certificate
Lancashire safeguarding Children’s Board, Child Exploitation Awareness = Certificate
- Guess speaker on the University of Central Lancashire's Professional Postgraduate Psychotherapy Diploma.
Contemplative Practices around Domestic Violence Workshop =Certificate
Training workshop on Empathic Anger Management =Certificate.
Principles of Eye Movement and Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) Workshop =Certificate
Working with Eating Disorders =Certificate
Recognising and Responding to clients with Autism and Asperger´s Syndrome = Certificate
The Impact of Sexual Violence workshop =Certificate
First Aid for Trauma Workshop =Certificate
Psychopharmacology Awareness workshop =Certificate
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
Initial Consultation is FREE and will last approximately 30 minutes.
Subsequent 1:1 therapy sessions will last 50 minutes - £40 per session.
A reduced rate is offered to counsellors or therapists in training - £35 per session.
Concessions made for lower income groups (please enquire for more details)
Payment method - Cash or Bank transfer.
01/ 2017 Nicola is a very caring and excellent psychotherapist I would highly recommend her, she helped me a lot with my problems. Thank you Nicola for all your help much appreciated.
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Please ring me directly to make an appointment on 07541036954 or alternatively feel free to email me directly on firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your interest.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - 09.30 -20.00 Tuesday - 09.30 -20.00 Wednesday - 09.30 - 20.00 Friday - 09.30 - 20.00 Saturday - 09.30 -17.00
Types of client