Nicola Thompson, MBACP
Are you feeling low, stressed, or anxious? Is life becoming difficult to manage? Whatever is troubling you, talking to someone in a safe, confidential environment can help you make sense of the things that you are finding it difficult to cope with.
I am an Integrative Counsellor, which means that I use skills and techniques from several different counselling approaches, depending on your individual needs. Counselling is a talking therapy which offers a way for you to explore thoughts and feelings which you feel unable to share with anyone else. Talking through your difficulties can help you to understand painful thoughts and feelings, and can be the first step towards feeling more positive about yourself and your situation.
I believe that building a trusting relationship with your counsellor is at the heart of the therapy I offer and it is important that we both feel that we can work together. For this reason you are welcome to call, text or email me to arrange a free 30 minute first session, so we can discuss what is troubling you, and this will give us an opportunity to find out whether we feel comfortable talking together.
I offer short term and longer term one-to-one counselling. We can discuss which is best for you either in our first session, or as the sessions progress. We will review how your counselling is going as we work together, so that you are involved in deciding how many sessions you have and when it is the right time for your counselling to come to an end.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Studies
Certificate in Counselling Skills
I am a fully qualified and insured Counsellor. I am a registered member of the BACP, the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and I adhere to their ethical framework for good practice. I keep my knowledge and skills up to date through attending professional development courses and counselling supervision.
As well as being a counsellor, I have worked in schools for many years supporting students with learning difficulties, as well as being a mentor for both students and staff. I now share my time between London and Poulton Le Fylde in Lancashire.
I run my private practice from home in calm, comfortable and confidential rooms, and I have experience in working with male and female clients of all ages.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
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One to one counselling sessions cost £35 per session.
I offer a free 30 minute first session with no obligation, please contact me to arrange this.
Payment to be made by cash, bank transfer or cheque at the end of each session.
I have a small number of appointments with a discounted rate for students and people on low income, please ask.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mondays and Tuesdays: daytime and evening appointments available
Thursdays and Fridays: daytime and evening appointments available.
Types of client