Nigel White MSc, MBACP (Accred)
I provide Counselling and supervision for counsellors in Leeds, Yorkshire. I have 27 years experience as a counsellor – giving both long and short term counselling.
People come to counselling when they are stuck. Perhaps the same problem is happening over and over again. Perhaps you've tried everything you can think of. Perhaps you're struggling with feelings you can't control or understand. Perhaps you want to get a grip on some behaviour that needs to change. Perhaps you have worries about what kind of person you are. Counselling is ideal for these sorts of problems.
Talking to a counsellor gives you a chance to reflect on what's going on for you. I will not judge or criticise you. I will make suggestions, but I am mainly interested in helping you come up with new options of your own.
The only way to find out what counselling feels like is to try it for yourself. You are welcome to book an initial meeting. We can discuss what you are wanting and I will make suggestions. After this meeting you can decide if you want to work with me further.
The therapy I offer also involves guided awareness exercises to help you become aware of your own bodily feelings. Physical touch is never used. Counselling sessions last for 60 minutes and take place at planned times. Sessions can be one-off or at any interval to suit. Counselling ends whenever you say it is finished.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and qualifications
Advanced Diploma in Counselling, Leeds University. 2 years, 1989-90.
Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) Practitioner, Dept of Clinical Psychology, Sheffield University. 2 years, 1996-98.
BACP Accreditation 2000.
MSc Narrative Therapy, Bristol University. 2 years, 2007-09.
(plus numerous short courses, workshops, seminars, etc)
I have 27 years experience as a counsellor – giving both long and short term counselling. For 12 years I saw clients in the NHS and mental health settings (for the charity Mind and in several GP surgeries). For 13 years I worked in a student counselling service. I worked in social work settings, in the community, for 5 years. For 7 years I worked with clients in prisons. I worked therapeutically with perpetrators of sexual violence for 12 years. During this time I also wrote risk assessment reports for the criminal justice system. I first started a private counselling practice in 1991. I began supervising counsellors in 1994. NB. Some of these ran concurrently so the years won’t add up!
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
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The cost of the initial meeting of 1.5 hours is £50. Subsequent sessions are one hour, at £50 each.
If you pay for sessions in a block of 6 you get a reduction. 6 sessions costs £250.
The frequency of meetings can be arranged to suit yourself.
When working on an issue it is helpful to have regular meetings. The main work of counselling will happen during your own time, outside the therapy sessions. This work will involve noticing, ie becoming aware of things (eg dynamics between you and others, dynamics within yourself). If you are wanting to make changes it will also involve any experiments you make, and their results. Regular meetings will give you the best support with all this.
Meetings can be arranged once a week, a fortnight, or a month. You may want to vary the frequency depending on the urgency, your need for support, and your availability.
Meetings can also be arranged on a one-off basis (contact me again if and when you want another).
Counselling ends whenever you say it is finished.
For more information please see my own web site www.nwhite-counselling.co.uk
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Weekdays and weekday evenings. Occasional weekend availability.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I began supervising counsellors in 1994.View supervision profile