Nicole Gibbs MBACP
Hi, my name is Nicole. I guess you are thinking about counselling? Daunting prospect? It doesn’t have to be if you find the right counsellor. Feel free to give me a ring for a chat...
A little background information about me: Well, my experience allows me to work with children, young people and adults alike, offering a safe place to explore what’s going on for you. By drawing on several therapeutic techniques/theories, together we can help you find new ways to live your life, with the aim of increasing and improving your personal growth and well-being. I work holistically taking into account your mind, body, spirit and your environment ... the whole you. I will be guided by you. We will go at your pace.
I am based in Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield with ample off-road parking whilst on route for the X12/902 bus and Butlers Lane train station (cross city line from Longbridge to Lichfield).
Training, qualifications & experience
My ‘helping’ work began in 1998 when I began my studies for a Social Work degree and then 14 years working for the Probation Service. I worked (and continue to work) with a variety of issues involving substance abuse, self-harm, domestic / sexual abuse (victims and perpetrators), child protection and poverty. Working for various charitable organisations has afforded me further valuable experience in working with children, young people and adults again with a wide range of differing issues involving depression and anxiety, low self-esteem and self-worth, loss and bereavement, confidence issues, rape and sexual abuse, miscarriage and post natal depression.
Professional Qualifications include:
- Post Graduate Certificate in Holistic Psychotherapy (currently studying)
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Life Long Learning Certificate in Loss and Bereavement
- BA (Hons) Degree in Social Work
- Emotional Support Worker - St Giles Hospice (Loss and Bereavement)
- Counsellor - St Giles Hospice (children, young people and adults)
- Counsellor - Sarac (Sexual Abuse, Rape, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Exploitation)
- Child Bereavement - Support Group Facilitator - St Giles Hospice
- Child Bereavement Camp - Facilitator - Newark Child Bereavement Centre
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
Counselling session can last upto an hour charged at £35.
Concessions for counsellor students charged at £25.
Cash payment at the end of each session or direct bank payment 24 hours prior to each session.
Availability - Monday to Friday with some evening appointments available. I offer face to face counselling along with online counselling (Skype)
Types of Client - children, young adults, adults
I am fully insured and have an up to date DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service, formally CRB).
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), number 160733 and adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework: http://www.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework/
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Flexible hours Monday to Friday with some evening appointments available.
Types of client