About me

I am an experienced counsellor offering a professional and confidential counselling service.

Perhaps at this time in your life you are considering that you need some form of emotional help and may benefit from counselling.

May be you don't know how to move forward or would like to change to a different way of focusing on your life.

It could be you don’t know what you need but know you are feeling over whelmed with life’s problems.

Or what is happening, or has happened to you in your past creates barriers to your ability to move forward in life.

I feel that whatever difficulties are troubling you they can be worked through in counselling.

My Clients

I see individuals in face to face counselling one to one and work with adults.  I do not discriminate against any person on the grounds of ethnicity or color, sexuality, disability or religion.

Therapies Offered

  • Individual Counselling
  • Couples Therapy
  • EAP counselling
  • Bupa
  • Insurance
  • Work Place related counselling
  • Clinical Supervision

A Few Reasons Why People Seek Counselling

Difficult life decisions and circumstances
Sense of sadness or dissatisfaction within life and a feeling at a loss as to why
Coming to terms with things that have happened and can’t be undone
Relationship breakdowns, relationships feel hard work
Experiencing major life changes eg debt, experiencing redundancy, retirement
Dealing with life changes eg family moving to university or leaving home for the first time
Coping with loss of a loved one
Fear of death and dying
Need for emotional support as a carer

My Role

My role is to respect your individuals needs and help you to cope with and work through what is happening in your world now, at this present time.

This may be something you may find difficult or impossible to do with family or friends and you may not have this space in other areas of your life.

My Aim

To create a space where you will feel able to talk freely with me and feel safe to explore your feelings and thoughts, helping you understand your feelings and where they are coming from.

Our counselling relationship will develop in to one of confidence and trust and the process will work if you feel able to open up and to share your thoughts and feelings with me.

My aim is to support you in the challenges that you have been facing. To support you with your choices that would allow you to live your life as you would wish to.

Entering into a therapeutic counselling relationship with me can be likened to opening the door to self discovery and change.

The aim of therapy is "for you to become the person that you want to be."

My Approach

I work  with the whole person looking at your needs. Working with the situations you may feel stuck with, looking further than the problems you present with, looking at underlying causes. Working with you to give you the resources to take back control of your life and put in perspective what is causing your distress in your life. I do this without judgment, criticism or attempting to influence you towards a particular course
of action.

I believe in "the uniqueness and worth of each individual and that we each deserve respect for our capacity to choose our direction in life and our own values to live by."

I have a genuine desire to help my clients overcome their distress and draw on my life skills and experiences from my nursing background.

I have many transferable skills that I can bring to the counselling relationship from  years experiences working as a  Health Professional, Business Manager and within an Occupational Health Setting. 

Counselling is a process that involves change and it can be a difficult decision to make whether to enter into counselling.

May Be You Feel You Should Be Able To Cope On Your Own.

You have taken the first step towards change. Call me to consider entering into counselling for help rather than facing what is distressing you alone.

Client Testimonial

"Nicola's time, professionalism, warmth and patience along with her clear belief in her vocation has been invaluable in helping me on this part of my journey." "I've been encouraged to develop the inner resources to become my own counsellor in many ways."

Training, qualifications & experience

My Qualifications

I have a Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and am a BACP Accredited Counsellor. I am a professional member of the BACP and am bound by its ethical framework for good practice. I have a commitment to on going professional development.

My Training

I was trained in Person Centred Counselling Approach. Helping clients to find the resolution of a problems or difficulties by entering into a counselling relationship with me built on acceptance and trust. A permissive relationship allowing the client space to express emotions and feelings to enable the client to come to terms with negative feelings the cause of emotional problems, and develop inner resources. The aim is for the client to see himself as a person, with the power and freedom to change, rather than as an object.

This approach is integrated with other models of counselling and drawing on a range of techniques.

Recognising that one approach does not fit all, respecting and being sensitive to the client’s individual needs in therapy.

The creativity of Gestalt looks at the whole of the client's experience, including feelings, thoughts and actions. The client gains self-awareness in the `here and now' by analysing behaviour and body language and talking about bottled up feelings.

Transactional Analysis looks at ego states Parent- Adult- child it looks at how clients function and express personality and behaviour. It looks at how as adults patterns of life originated in childhood.

PICT (Parkes Inner Child Therapy) PICT is a powerful and versatile visualisation-based therapy model. PICT can help client’s recover from the trauma and damage of sexual, physical and emotional abuse during childhood.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) which looks at behavioural techniques and coping strategies. Looking at how to change thoughts and expectations, overcome depression, anxiety and panic and learn relaxation techniques.

My Experience

My time is divided between my private practice, working with individuals adults  who self refer via this web site and through personal recommendation. I receive referrals from EAP organisations, Bupa, business, occupational health services, schools and sixth form colleges, in voluntary, government and medical sectors.  I currently work within IAPT as a counsellor for NHS services.

My services can be used in offering emotional support and practical support in managing staff back into the work place following a periods of absence.  I draw on eighteen years experiences in business as a Director of a small to medium sized franchised organisation and vast experience of HR, Sales, Customer Services Function. I also draw on my former experience as a Registered General Nurse Staff Nurse. With these experiences I  provide counselling services for organisations to help clients work through various work related issues, life difficulties, loss issues and traumas.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Major life changes
Fear of death and dying
Living with secondary breast cancer
Experiencing redundancy, retirement
carer support


Additional information

Current Fees

£50.00 Individuals 60 minutes

£75.00 Individuals 90 minutes

£60.00 Couples Counselling 60 minutes

How Many Sessions Will You Need?

  • Sessions can be short or long term and vary according to the individual.
  • The frequency is to suit your needs.
  • It is beneficial to book a minimum 3 to 6 sessions.
  • I have experience in brief therapy working within six session model.
  • Sessions take place every week or fortnight


Please call or email for availability. My appointments are held :- Day time:-Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Evenings:- later appointment Thursday evening.

Further information

The Counselling Rooms

The room is based Huddersfield it is easily accessible from Lindley, Marsh, Outlane, Elland, Halifax, Bradford, Leeds, Wakefield, areas of Lanacshire being in close proximity to the M62 motor way junction 24.

There is a regular bus route and free car parking and a taxi company based on the complex. There are rail links in Huddersfield. It is located near The Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, Secondary School and Sixth Form College.

The room is on the first floor in an office suite above a modern shopping mall within Salendine Shopping Centre. Access is via a reception with waiting area and facilities.

The room is private quiet, it has a light, airy and warm feeling. It is decorated and furnished to create a calming, welcoming and safe space in which to explore what is causing you distress at this time.

Thank you for reading my profile.

For general enquiries, an informal chat, for more information on how counselling might help.

To book an appointment or telephone consultation please call me.

I have a secure voice mail service and will be pleased to return your call.

If you prefer to contact me via email please contact me via email address as above.

Please visit www.nicolabellcounselling.co.uk

First Floor Office Suite 2b Salendine Shopping Centre
144 Moor Hill Road
Salendine Nook
West Yorkshire

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

About me My Supervision Training was under taken at The Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy and is based on The Seven-eyed Supervision Process model (Peter Hawkins and Robin Shohet).

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Nicola Bell

Nicola Bell