Nicola Butcher

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MBACP, MNCS (Senr.Acc)
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Benfleet, Essex, SS7
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About me

On holiday - return on  28th June

I am a Senior Accredited Counselling Therapist for both adults and children offering integrative psychotherapy.  Autism and ADHD Specialist. I work in private practice in a quiet location in South Benfleet and work as a Senior Sessional Therapist at the Priory Hospital in Chelmsford.  Good links to A13 and mainline stations.  I have been established for 15 years.

Specialist Area - Neurodiversity

Autism/Aspergers

Sensory Processing Disorder

ADHD (Inattentive and attentive)

PDA

Dyslexia

Dyscalculia

I can help you as the parent of a child come to terms with diagnosis and help you develop strategies to cope with being the carer as well as being the parent. If you have recently been diagnosed with autism or learning disability, this can be a particularly difficult time. I can help you, as an individual, cope with diagnosis, deal with emotions and develop strategies to help you lead a more fulfilling life. 

I am also an experienced counselling supervisor and offer supervision to both students and fully practising members.

Clinical Transpersonal Hypnotherapist offering treatment for panic, anxiety, stress and trauma.

I am a Senior Accredited member of the National Counselling Society, a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and adopt their frameworks of good practice and ethical principles.

I have experience with helping people with a wide variety of emotional issues and believe that I can help you move forward with your life in a way that fits and suits you. In addition to this, I also offer relationship counselling and have a good deal of knowledge in this field to help you both move forward and communicate effectively and honestly.

The decision to contact a counsellor is I know and understand (through personal experience) to be a difficult one and in doing so I can assure you that I will treat you with understanding, empathy and honesty. 

Office Hours for bookings, cancellations and enquiries Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.  Tuesdays and Wednesday up to 7pm.  Weekends Unavailable.

I will endeavour to respond within 48 hours to a call made within office opening hours, however, enquires on a Friday or over the weekend will be responded to on return to the office either Monday or Tuesday.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Senior Accredited member of the National Counselling Society, a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and and adopt their frameworks of good practice and ethical principles.

Senior Sessional Therapist at the Priory Hospital, Chelmsford.

I have extensive experience as a psychotherapist and counsellor and I have helped a vast amount of people come to terms with and face their issues, leading them to a more fulfilling life.

In addition to being a counsellor and cognitive behavioural therapist, I have over 15 years childcare and supporting experience, working with both children and adults with autism and other neurodivergent diagnostics.

Most importantly, I have two (now older) children who are neurodivergent, identify with being neurodiverse personally and have a good understanding of the many difficulties that both children and adults face either at school or in society. This experience is invaluable within my field of work and gives me a greater insight and understanding particularly around sensory needs that are so often misunderstood.

In my earlier counselling years I worked as a counsellor and tutor at the Dyslexia Consultancy in Writtle with children and adolescents on the autistic spectrum. During this time I also worked as a counsellor for MIND Counselling Service working with adults and adolescents with moderate to severe mental health and emotional problems.

In addition to being a counsellor I also work as a counselling supervisor. Supervision is provided for both student and qualified counsellors.

My current qualifications are as follows:


Diploma in Clinical Transpersonal Hypnotherapy
- Stress and anxiety
- smoking cessation
- weight management
- pain management
- relaxation

Supervision Certificate

Practitioners Diploma in CBT
- Group Therapy
- Family Therapy
- Relationship Counselling
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy

AQA Advanced Diploma in Counselling
- Therapeutic Practice
- Transactional Analysis
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Developing Practitioner

AQA Intermediate Certificate in Counselling
- Counselling Skills
- Working with Grief & Loss

BACP Certificate of Proficiency

Registered Member of BACP 630376

Senior Accredited Member of National Counselling Society NCS14-00649

National Counselling Society Approved Supervisor

CPD - Psychopharmacology & Counselling & Pschotherapy

C & G PTTLS (Adult Teaching Qualification)

ECC Child Protection Certificate

Paediatric First Aid

CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Childcare Practices

Therapies Offered

Integrative in order to meet what your need's are, using:

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Transactional Analysis

Person Centred Therapy

Clinical Hypnotherapy

I am fully CRB checked to work with both adults and children and hold a paediatric first aid certificate.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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NCPS
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Work Related Stress

Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Learning Disabilities

Parenting Problems

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Fees

£60.00 per session

Additional information

Therapeutic Fees

Individuals - £60 per 50 minute session

Couples - £90 per 50 minute session

Families - £70

Hypnotherapy and therapeutic intervention - £80 (1 hour)

Supervision - £40 per hour

MEMBER ORGANISATIONS

NCS (National Counselling Association) - Senior Accredited Member

NCS Approved Supervisor

BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapies) - Fully Registered Member

When I work

Enquiries Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm.  Weekends Unavailable. I endeavour to respond within 48 hours. Calls on Friday/weekend will be answered within 48 hours of next working day.

Further information

AUTISM SPECIALIST

Help with coming to terms with personal diagnosis or diagnosis of your child and the issues and stress surrounding this.

PLEASE NOTE:

Office opening hours are 9am to 5pm (Monday to Friday).  Response to enquiries and requests can take up to 2/3 working days.  However, we endeavour to respond sooner than this.  The office is closed at weekends.

Due to high demand, I am currently operating a 4 to 5 week waiting list.

Benfleet, Essex, SS7

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Couples
Families
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

National Counselling Society Approved Supervisor, 14 years clinical experience with adults and children. Autism and Neurodiversity Specialist.

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Nicola Butcher
Nicola Butcher