Nicola Saunders

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PG Dip MBACP (Accred)
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Derby, Derbyshire, DE22 1GR
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi, and welcome to my page. Firstly I would like to say, don't be scared! The very fact that you are here reading this means that you have hit a bump in the road in your life, or maybe you recognise that there is a theme of challenges that you keep having to overcome, but you're perhaps not quite sure what they are or why they are causing you a problem.

This is where support can be super helpful.

My name is Nicki, and I have been a therapist for over 20 years.

Working with every individual who knocks on my door continues to be an absolute privilege. I love nothing more than helping people to heal from their challenges, whether that be challenges they face today or are a result of historical experiences.

All of us want to be happy and be the best version of ourselves that we can be, and I am here to help you achieve that.

Over the years, I have come to realise that everybody who walks through my door has their childhood features in the challenges that they are facing. The patterns and decisions we make today and our mental health can often be steeped in our childhoods. This is not to say that we necessarily had to have had a BAD childhood. It simply means that our parents will have had certain beliefs about parenting and will have raised us in often the best way they know how, but this didn't always work out quite like we may have liked.

Therefore, I have made it my mission to help people heal from their childhood programming, support parents in understanding their parenting blueprint, and provide them with the guidance to be the parent they want to be and empower them and their children to thrive.

If you would like to work with me either as your therapist or you would like to enrol on The Empowered Parenting Programme, then contact me directly, and we can schedule a call to explore the right avenue for you.

I look forward to speaking with you. Nicki


Training, qualifications & experience

PG Dip Integrative Counselling Practice (2003)

PG Cert Integrative Counselling Practice (2002)

Bromley Counselling and Therapy Centre - OCR Humanistic Counselling Theory and Skills (2001)

Introduction to Counselling Skills (2000)

Psychological First Aid Trained

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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


£70.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured

Additional information

Counselling - I charge £70.00 per 60-minute session (Free 20 min telephone consultation before we meet)
Supervision - I charge £100.00 per 1.5hr session

Woodlands Natural Health Centre, Queens Court, Woodland Road, Derby, Derbyshire, DE22 1GR

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

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Nicola Saunders
Nicola Saunders