Nicola Stephenson (BA Hons, PG Dip, MBACP)
26 Elizabeth Avenue
Life by its very nature is challenging and from time to time we all need support in dealing with the stuff that our daily lives throw at us. Rooted in the humanistic model my approach involves a careful and respectful exploration of your experiences with a particular focus on your emotions. Overtime this can help you achieve a greater level of understanding and awareness regarding the way you are currently living your life. The goal is to help you get in touch with your own personal values and objectives so that you can make better choices for yourself and eventually achieve a more authentic and satisfying existence. Whether you wish to address a specific issue or talk about more general feelings, the simple act of sharing your struggles can be tremendously healing. Opening up and allowing yourself to be gently challenged can lead to a helpful shift in perspective and be enough to completely transform your life. If nothing else it often comes as a great relief to simply be heard and metaphorically held by a fellow human being who understands how incredibly difficult life can be.
All you need to do is call me or e mail me to book your free introductory session (which can be by phone or in person) in order to chat about what you think you'd like to get out of counselling. If you'd like to continue we can then set up a second session and arrange to meet at regular weekly intervals.
Training, qualifications & experience
As a BA (Hons) European Business graduate and a qualified Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, I have many years professional experience coaching, mentoring and training individuals - both in and outside the work place.I am also fascinated and heavily influenced by the subject of philosophy, particularly Phenomenology and Existentialism, cornerstones of the Humanistic model of psychotherapy. I am currently studying for a Masters of Science in Psychotherapy at The University of Brighton. As part of my continual professional development I regularly attend other professional training courses and workshops covering a broad range of topics. As a member of the BACP I adhere to the BACP ethical framework of best practice.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
£45 per hour.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am available both during the week (daytime and evenings) and at the weekends.
Types of client