Mary-Anne Nickerson BACP Accredited - Clearview Counselling Service
207 Lordship Lane
My name is Mary-Anne Nickerson I am an accredited Counsellor with the BACP and my counselling service is called "Clear View Counselling" and additionally I also work in partnership with "Dulwich Counselling". I have been a practising counsellor in Surrey and Berkshire and now London for a number of years. I am committed to providing counselling and psychotherapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment and am an accredited counsellor and member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists).
Clearview Counselling Service provides confidential counselling in a safe environment with an trained Integrative Counsellor. I a have suitable rooms in South East London which is based in East Dulwich, on Lordship Lane.
The areas covered in South East London include : East Dulwich, Dulwich, Forest Hill, Penge, Sydenham, Crystal Palace and Croydon.
My aim is to be non-judgemental and to be empathetic, respectful and honest in my client work. I have specific knowledge of working with clients with relationship issues and also a special interest in those coping with infertility/fertility issues I am an active member of BICA (British Infertility Counselling Association) and I also work part time for 'The London Women's Clinic' in Harley Street www.londonwomensclinic.com. An important part of my work is to help to build personal self-confidence and raise levels of self-awareness, so that you can either grow to accept and like the person you are, or have the confidence to make positive changes. In couples therapy I aim to enable greater understanding and communications within the relationship.
How I Work
I work with clients by looking at what they bring and tailor the counselling therapy to meet their needs. I incorporate a range of different theories/techniques, but nearly all of my work involves working together through the therapeutic relationship from the theories explored in Petruska Clarksons' model for therapy "The Therapeutic Relationship".
I have key experience of youth work and adult work and such issues as aspergers, eating disorders, cultural and religious issues, anger management, teenage pregnancy/relationship problems, domestic abuse, Fertility/Infertility issues, as well as substance misuse/addictions and codependancy and I have worked as a lead clinician in a Drug and Alcohol service.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified with a Higher Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from Guildford College of Higher Education (BACP accredited training) as well as having a degree (BA Hons) in Communications and Cultural Studies from UWE. I am accredited as a counsellor and psychotherapist with the BACP (www.bacp.co.uk) and additionally I offer Counselling Supervision and Life Coaching.
Most recently I have gained an OCN Certificate in Counselling Supervision and I have a number of supervisees (either counsellors or advocates) and greatly enjoy this work.
I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists please see my listing on the BACP website: (www.bacp.co.uk) - Please note that I abide by their ethical framework for good practice.
Over the last 8 years I have gained various training experiences and completed continued professional development workshops from my work at Womens Aid (supporting victims of domestic violence), working within a drug and alcohol team (KCA Horizons service in Wokingham) and also a wide range of experience and training whilst working with young people (13-19 years) for Connexions when employed by the Department of Social Responsiblity in Guildford. Three years agao, I worked within the NHS in Reigate for KCA New Thoughts which provided a service specifically for Anxiety and Depression and meant I was part of an integrated IAPT service, so I had the chance to see for myself how a range of therapies can help someone to move forward and make steps to recovery.
Most recently I have gained specific knowledge of assisting those with infertility issues (Training with BICA) and also physical pain issues and have delivered training on how counselling can help those with endometriosis for the Endometriosis UK group at the Royal Surrey Hospital in Guildford and I am linked to www.endometriosis-uk.org support group. Becoming a member of BICA (British Infertility Counselling Association) and participating in their specialised training has led me to become a counsellor for 'The London Women's Clinic' and 'The Bridge Centre' both are private assisted conception clinics in central London. (www.londonwomensclinic.com & www.thebridgecentre.co.uk)
INDIVIDUAL & COUPLES COUNSELLING:
I provide counselling support not just to individuals but also to couples covering a wide range of relationship issues and I have learnt much from my work with couples experiencing infertility and find this a particularly rewarding part of my private practice. Family life can be stressful coping and I am experienced at working with couples with a variety of issues - sometimes a few sessions is all that is needed to get things back in the right direction and improve communications.
Last (but by no means least!) I offer the additional service of Life Coaching - for those who want a more Solution Focussed Approach to Personal change. Personal development is fast becoming a way that individuals can recognise their potential and I work with you to find motivational tools to move forward. With Life Coaching you will find emotionally intelligent ways to tackle barriers or challenges presented to you so that you can get the best out of life :)
"Clear the Issues and View The Future" ......ClearView Counselling & Coaching Services
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
As mentioned above key areas of experience in my work are:
Managing feelings attached to infertility and fertility treatments
Relationship issues/Divorce & Separation.
Improving confidence and raising low self-esteem.
Providing counselling and knowledge of working with young people for a variety of issues.
Anger management and dealing with Stress & Anxiety.
I have a wealth of experience working with women's issues regarding fertility and pain management/feelings attached to experiencing chronic pain disorders.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Human Givens psychotherapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Person-centred therapy
I charge £60 per counselling hour. I can provide concessions to students (young people up to 25 years, unemployed and OAP's). I am flexible on costs but also need to meet my overheads. (Please note I do charge for an initial assessment which is a full session of 50 minutes). I charge less for day appointments £55 if it fits in with my working schedule 10am - 4pm and if you wish to have a concession then this would need to be within the hours of 10am-4pm. (Please note I do not work on Saturdays or Sundays).
I offer Clinical Supervision to Students who are studying to be counsellors and psychotherapists my fee for this is £55 per hour (a full hour)
I also offer Solution Focussed Life Coaching at £60 per session - (a full hour)
My fee for working with couples is £75 per session.
*I can also offer 7 sessions at £60 per hour for the price of 6 (when booked and paid for in advance) - this can be very helpful for those who may need psychotherapy (more than 12 sessions) or if you wish to make a saving of one free session but please note that I do not provide refunds for advance payments.
There is on street parking near to the counselling room in East Dulwich, which is on Lordship Lane, so if you drive, then you can park on the surrounding roads and normally you will find a space, but leave yourself enough time to park before attending.
Please note that we do not have a waiting room so please do not ring the buzzer until the hour of your appointment. Unfortunately this counselling room is not suitable for those who need wheelchair access.
It takes about 12 minutes to walk from East Dulwich Station and you can catch the P13 bus and get off at Whateley Road.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Tuesdays 12pm - 8pm Wednesdays 12pm - 8pm Thursday Mornings at 10.30 Friday Mornings at 10.30 Other times may be available please just ask and I will check my diary for spaces. Thank you.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I have been working as a Supervisor for some time now since my BACP Accreditation back in 2011. I work as a Supervisor to individual Counsellors or advocates, whether they are Counsellors in training or more experienced Therapists, but I also provide Supervision to charitable organisations which deal with supporting women who are victims of domestic/sexual abuse, which is one of my specialist areas of knowledge having worked for Women's Aid many years ago.