Nikki Shephard (FdSc, MBACP)

Nikki Shephard (FdSc, MBACP)

Cowan House
21 Ellenborough Park North
North Somerset
BS23 1XQ

07497 330449

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Cowan House
21 Ellenborough Park North
North Somerset
BS23 1XQ

07497 330449

About me

Are you feeling low, experiencing anxiety or depression, or struggling with your emotions?  Perhaps you are going through a bereavement or experiencing difficulties in a relationship.

Talking through your problems can enable you to start making sense of things and if necessary make changes.

I am a warm and caring qualified Humanistic Counsellor working with individuals aged 18+ and I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).

As a counsellor, I practise the Person Centred approach, which is a non-directive method of providing support to clients.  During your counselling, I will offer you a non-judgmental and confidential space where you can gently explore what is happening in your life right now. 

As your Counsellor, I will support you to voice your fears, frustrations, and experiences, enabling you to understand yourself better.  I focus on accepting individuals as a whole, including their life experiences and choices.  I do not give advice, but will help you on your journey by facilitating your understanding and supporting you to find the answers that are right for you, enabling you to move towards a more satisfying and positive way of life.

I have worked with a wide range of clients and I can provide long and short term counselling.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • BACP certificate of proficiency (2015)

  • Foundation Degree Counselling (2015)

  • Diploma in Counselling (2013)

  • Level 2 Counselling (2012)


  • Applying Concepts of Transactional Analysis within the counselling setting (2016)
  • Gestalt Therapy in counselling setting (2016)
  • Neuro Linguistic Programming NLP (2014)
  • Facilitator Skills Programme (2001)
  • Samaritans Training Programme (2011)
  • SANELine Training Programme (2000)


  • Working as a volunteer Counsellor for New Dawn Counselling Agency, Weston-Super-Mare

  • Working as a volunteer counsellor for Addaction, (drug, alcohol and mental health charity), Weston-Super-Mare

  • Working as a listening volunteer for Samaritans, Nationwide

  • Working as a listening volunteer for SANE, Nationwide

Ongoing Professional Development and Training:

  • Drug and Alcohol awareness

  • Understanding Sexual Violence

  • Mindfulness

Member organisations


Photos & videos

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I offer an initial 30-minute consultation for £20, this gives you the opportunity to meet with me, explore your reasons for counselling and what you hope to achieve.

After this, sessions are £40 for 60 minutes.

For clients wishing to pay for six sessions in advance a 10% discount will be applied.

Concessions are available, please do ask.

Further information

For those who are housebound I am able to provide a home visit service.

Maps & Directions

Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1XQ

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


I currently have day time appointments available and limited evening appointments.

Types of client

Older adults
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