Nikki Simpson (MBACP Accred) - Counselling for adults & adolescents

Nikki Simpson (MBACP Accred) - Counselling for adults & adolescents


07984 164 135

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07984 164 135

About me

Are you looking for someone to listen? Through one to one counselling I can offer you the opportunity to address and explore issues that may be affecting you in your life, preventing you from living fully.

Counselling for adults:

Taking the time out to talk in confidence, and to be received as you are without judgement can be a hugely transformative experience. Counselling can support you to gain insight in to aspects of your life you may be struggling with, facilitating self-awareness and the space for change to occur.

As a person centred counsellor my approach is geared around supporting you to find the answers to the challenges you face, believing inherently that only you know what is right for you! Through our sessions I offer the opportunity to experience a meaningful relationship, one built on trust, warmth and genuine acceptance. I bring to my practise many years of body based practise and mindfulness and strongly believe that the capacity for healing is inherent in us all if we are willing to listen deeply to our bodies.

Counselling for young people/ teenagers:

Teenagers face many challenges in their lives and for some the teenage years are the most difficult. Adolescence brings with it physical and personal changes along with social and academic pressures, all of which place increased stress upon the family. Counselling can help play a supportive role at this time, providing a safe space to express feelings and gain perspective on issues that may be concerning them.

If your son or daughter is showing some of these typical signs of adolescent psychological problems, then counselling could help:

Difficulty in coping with daily life, excessive worrying, extended periods of depression and lethargy, noticeable changes in eating , disturbed sleeping patterns, references to suicide or self-harm, apparent changes in personality, volatile mood, drug/alcohol misuse, pronounced demonstrations of aggression.

I work using an integrative approach which can involve a combination of talking, creative and play therapies as appropriate.

I hold a Diploma in Person Centred Counselling and a Post Qualifying integrative Diploma in Counselling Young People, I work both in private practise and in a school setting and am an accredited member of the BACP.

I work with both adults and young people and have experience working with a range of issues including amongst others:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Loss and bereavement
  • Relationship issues
  • Divorce and separation
  • Family issues
  • Self-harm
  • Anger
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Adoption and the care system
  • Stress
  • Life changes
  • Abuse
  • Physical abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Sexuality issues
  • Body based issues
  • Trauma
  • Attachment disorder
  • Low self confidence/ low self esteem

Training, qualifications & experience

For the past ten years I have combined my work in social care (Adoption Services) with the role of tutor in an FE setting. I am also a practising visual artist and combine my passion for the creative and the therapeutic in this way. I also have a deep interest in earth based issues alongside cultivating new ways to bring more presence to my life.

I hold a Diploma in Person Centred Counselling and a Post Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescents. I have also completed an 18 month Somatic Trauma Training (Babette Rothschild). As member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP Accred) I follow an ethical framework for good practice. I bring a professional, committed and open approach to my work creating a safe space to explore concerns or issues. Alongside my private practice I work as a counsellor at Cotswold Counselling in Cirencester and St Peter’s High School in Gloucester.

I receive professional supervision and attend training courses to enhance and support my practise.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Teenagers
  • Young people
  • Children
  • Families


Counselling sessions are £40 and I offer a limited number of reduced sessions for unemployed and full time adult students, please enquire.

I offer a FREE 20 minute initial consultation face to face, or you are welcome to call for an initial chat on the phone if you have any queries.

Further information

I have a designated counselling room in my house in Stroud where I see clients. The space is quiet and self contained. The room is a short walk from town with free parking nearby.

I also offer Skype sessions if you are unable to meet face to face.

Maps & Directions

Stroud, GL5

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


I offer appointments during the day and evening Monday to Friday

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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