Alys Nightingale

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Highly experienced BACP (accred) counsellor/psychotherapist
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Stroud GL6 & Harrogate HG1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

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                                               Are you ready to heal?

Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed and alone

Are you moving away from a relationship with your authentic self, into a world of doing, anxiety, and distraction

Imagine instead: Feeling in complete control of your mental and emotional  well-being.

I would love to support you and accompany you in whatever is happening for you right now.... and help track you back to inner peace and wellbeing. 

No matter what you’re feeling, we will find a way through this together, so you can gain the lasting changes you are longing for. I am interested in you and what you bring to our space together. I will really listen to understand you, helping you make sense of your feelings and thoughts, come as you are. ( and bring your messiness) Truth is, we are all messy.... we have just learned to hide it, to avoid judgement or feelings of shame. 

I will create a safe space where our sessions together will invite real, open and heartfelt conversations where you can tune into yourself, share your feelings, thoughts, dreams and desires which is rarely available in everyday life. The safety of the sessions can free you to speak in an unfiltered way from your heart, sharing often what you may never have shared before, so that together we can bring healing to those unseen, often unheard parts. The relationships I hold with the beautiful people I work with brings deep healing, so you can grow courage in their voice and know its safe to be you, to be known as you are. Being known, seen, got and understood, is the deepest human need... and i am here to understand you fully, so that you can learn to understand yourself and build the skills you need, to lead you into the life you are longing to create. 

This is your call to experience the magic that unfolds when you speak your truth, listen to your heart and start aligning with your own inner guidance.

You are the most powerful, most effective when you are being fully yourself. 

                 Mindful counselling and psychotherapy that changes lives.

After 25 years of being a counsellor, mentor, mindfulness facilitator and psychotherapist, and working with thousands of clients, I have developed skills, and tools to create emotional resilience, whilst transmuting debilitating challenges and creating personal transformation. 

These strategies help us to turn towards ourselves with gentleness and warmth, rather than away from ourselves with criticism and self contempt. This enables us to become securely attached to ourselves thus communicating safety and belonging to our nervous systems which are the foundations of peacefulness. 

I offer an integrative, embodied approach beyond traditional therapy, integrating aspects of mindfulness, meditation, spirituality and somatic embodiment. My approach is relational and curious which focuses upon the mind, body connection. I will work very much in the here and now of your experience. A mindfulness based therapy places greater emphasis upon being present with our emotions as they are felt in our body – our ‘felt sense.’ 

What is so valuable is opening to the fullness of our experience as it is. Learning to listen and stay with what our body feels in a kind and tender way, leads to feeling more understood, and thus more healing through feeling ‘got’ understood and acknowledged. I have found that by leaning into our experiences and feeling it fully, whilst being the warm, friendly witness, helps to grow a kinder, warmer way of relating to ourselves; which actually puts us into a different part of our brain. Meeting yourself with warmth and kindness can transform your brain, making it a kinder, sweeter place to be. Life is simply easier with warmth and understanding. Sadly, we don’t live in a world where we receive this resonance from others reliably. The consequence of this is that many of us feel quite alone in our lives, and this is where our work really will bring deep healing and transformation. 

I am polyvagal and trauma informed and trauma responsive and am particularly interested in relational neuroscience, this is how our minds, brains and relationships interact to shape who we are.

If you need a safe space, where you will be met with warmth, understanding, expertise and support, then please feel free to contact me. 

I understand that one of the most important keys to therapeutic success is finding the right connection to your therapist. If you would like to explore working together then please email me/ call me. I offer a free 15 minute consultation. 

With a warm heart,


Together we will help you achieve your goals and bring greater balance to your  life    

It's never too late to be who you might have been. (George Eliot.)

All sessions will be rich with opportunities to grow and learn. You will build new muscles of understanding, thinking, seeing and being in all areas of your life. All that is required is an openness to learn, and a commitment to the process.

 Zoom and phone sessions 

Right now i am offering video/phone sessions. I work with people all over the world, and our work together will be equally as rich and transformational as in person.  I deeply care about each and every person I work with, and my super power is understanding you, attuning to you and being able to emotionally accompany you with a warmth of care, and its this component that brings deep healing.. 

                                               Relationships can be healed
                                       Anxiety and stress can be alleviated
                                      What is confusing can be understood
                                   Learn tools and skills to support yourself
                            Grow awareness so you have more choices in life

                                                  Tel - 07903667251 

Training, qualifications & experience

Therapeutic Counselling and Psychotherapy BACP accredited
Mindfulness Counselling                                                                              Mindfulness-based stress reduction Teacher                                              Counselling supervisor
Yin yoga mindfulness teacher
Meditation Teacher                                                                                    Compassionate mindfulness 
Shakti dance facilitator
Bereavement Counselling
Grief and Loss Counselling
Spiritual Counselling and mentoring
Diploma in Hypnotherapy
Diploma In Life Coaching
NLP practitioner
Psych-K facilitator
EFT (Emotional freedom technique) practitioner
Matrix Reimprinting Practitioner
Reiki Master
Access Bars Practitioner
Access bars facilitator
Diploma in Stress relief
Colour Mirrors Practitioner
Montessori Teacher
Nursery Nurse

In addition to the above qualifications I have studied modules at University on:

Relational neuroscience

Inner child healing
Gestalt therapy
Transactional Analysis
Psycho dynamics
Working with Rage and Anger
Emotional release work
Trans-personal psychology
Drama therapy
Group work
Non violent communication (NVC)
Interpersonal neuro science 

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Please leave me a message, and I will call you back ASAP

Skype and telephone counselling sessions available in all of the UK  (Nationwide) and worldwide.

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£60.00 per session

Additional information

Investment prices

Zoom and phone sessions £60 for 1 hour session

Wild therapy ( Walk and talk, out door therapy) £80 1.5hr £150 2.5hrs

I pride myself in getting to the core of the issue quickly

Whatever you are currently experiencing, together we will find ways of working with it successfully.

If you would like to speak with me or make an appointment, please feel free to message me and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Zoom and phone sessions available nationwide!

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Please email me through the counselling directory or directly at 

I am open to working with you at times that will best suit you, lets find what works together. 

Further information

My area of expertise are stress, anxiety and depression, all areas of personal development, Mindfulness, relationships, patterning, inner child work, healing shame, grief and loss, emotional release work, co-dependency (working with the false self and healing this, thus allowing the true self to emerge).

Some of the issues I can help with:

* patterning (behaviour)
* Anxiety and depression
* Relationship issues
* Emotional trauma
* Ancestral patterning
* Abuse
* Times of conflict and change
* Family breakdown
* Lack of confidence and low self-esteem
* Personal development
* Clarity in life changing decisions
* Grief and loss, bereavement, separation, Pet loss. - All all types of loss.

Anger and Rage
Social Anxiety
Fears & Phobias
Mental & Physical Abuse
Eating Disorders
Anxiety & Panic Attacks
Childhood abuse
Emotional Trauma
Grief & Loss
Family issues
Personal Development

Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6

Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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I offer Zoom and phone sessions worldwide and out door therapy in Stroud.

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Alys Nightingale
Alys Nightingale