Nicola Thomas - Registered Member MBACP
49 Monkton Road
My name is Nicola. I work with adults and young people from the age of 11 years old. You will sense during our first meeting if I am someone you feel safe enough to share your thoughts and feelings with, without fear of judgement. There is an increased emphasis on the relationship between the therapist and client being as important to success as the theoretical approach used. Therefore, I welcome you to meet with me before you decide if I am the right person to help you.
I have been trained in the Accredited Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling. Through that training, I was drawn primarily to working in a Person Centred Approach. Meaning, I am led by what you feel is important and relevant to you, not what I think is important for you. I feel being equal in our relationship will aid in promoting openness and honesty. You know yourself better than anyone - all you may need is someone to listen, to be with, and value you; to give you space to look at and find ways to work through the difficulties you are experiencing.
I believe my personal experiences are where the richness of my wisdom grows, which is at the heart of who I am and what I can offer you.
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Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (BACP Accredited Training Course)
RSA Certificate in Counselling Skills
Certificate in Basic Counselling Skills
I continue to develop myself through ongoing training, which includes: Diploma in Working with Young People, Sandtray therapy, Sex and Intimacy after Sexual Abuse, Understanding ADHD, Substance Use/Misuse, Teaching Mindfulness in Schools .b, Early help for Mental Health, Suicide, Person Centred workshops, self-harm, anxiety.
I have experience in Counselling parents/carers and have Facilitated groups for parents of teenagers. I work part-time in a secondary school setting with children who need support to overcome social and emotional difficulties. I have supported young people in care.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Each hourly session costs £40.
I offer concessions to those who are on low income, as I believe everyone should be able to access Counselling. The initial session of an hour will cost £20. Within that time you can experience how our sessions together will feel, as our relationship is paramount. It will enable you to discover if I am someone you can trust as safe to share your thoughts and feelings with, without judgement. I will answer any questions you have about therapy and describe my therapeutic approach in more detail. Please contact me if you would like to find out more or to book an initial appointment.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Friday and Saturday between 9 AM and 5 PM. I also offer evenings between 5 PM and 8 PM during the week.
Types of client