Annabel Nicholls (Nee Healy) MA, MBACP
As your therapist, whether offering CBT or Person-Centered Counselling, for adults or young people, I will support you through your experience by being empathic, offering warmth, and giving non-judgemental reflections in a down to earth, relaxed, confidential and safe environment. If you would like me to do so, I can also offer techniques and exercises, which may help you to change your perspective and alter your response to your experiences. I will listen to you and support you, no matter how difficult your experience, at a pace that is determined by you.
You and I will come up with aims during the initial sessions, to help you to track your progress along the way. This will mean we can identify any changes that you want to achieve and to start to develop new ways of thinking about your issues. My aim will always be to make you feel heard and understood. Depending on the nature of your troubles and your goals, you may require long-term or short-term therapy - I am happy to offer either.
As well as indoor therapy, I am able to offer Outdoor Therapy, in which we can go outside and ‘walk and talk’. Many clients find this beneficial as the natural environment can provide an effective therapeutic reflective space and can act in all sorts of ways to aid the therapeutic experience. We can make the most of parks in and around Kendal, or can meet elsewhere for a more adventurous outdoor session.
I have a wide breadth of counselling experience and have worked with clients on many different issues including: anxiety, depression, panic attacks, relationship problems, separation and divorce, post natal depression, sexual abuse, family issues, low self confidence and self esteem, bereavement, loss, stress, illness, domestic violence, physical abuse, unemployment difficulties.
Choosing a Therapist
I understand that choosing a therapist can be tricky, especially when going through a difficult phase in life, so I invite you to get in touch and we can have an informal conversation on the phone so you can decide whether you'd like to meet with me. You are under no obligation following our conversation and I understand that it may take some time to make up your mind.
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their code of ethics, which can be found at http://www.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework/
Training, qualifications & experience
- MBACP - Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
- MA Psychotherapy and Counselling
- PGDip Psychotherapy and Counselling
- PGCert Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling
- PGCert Psychology
- BSc (Hons.) Childhood Studies
- Wilderness Therapy Certificate
- Applied Suicide Intervention Skills trained
- Youth Mental Health First Aid instructor
I have worked with clients on many different issues including: anxiety, depression, panic attacks, relationship problems, separation and divorce, post natal depression, sexual abuse, family issues, low self confidence and self esteem, bereavement, loss, stress, illness, domestic violence, physical abuse, unemployment difficulties.
Previously I spent two years working in New Zealand as an outdoor instructor. I also worked at South Lakeland Mind both as a volunteer counsellor and as the Outdoor Therapy Volunteer pioneer.
Alongside my private practice, I work within a CAMHS Teir 2 counselling service for Barnardo's with children and young people aged 6 to 18. I have worked in schools as a counsellor for a number of years, as well as counselling adults, so am experienced in working with people from all walks of life.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Initial meeting – Free (half an hour, in person or over the phone)
1 hour indoor session - £40
1 hour Outdoor Therapy session - £45
- Children, Teenagers and Family Work - £45 per hour
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime and early morning appointments available.
Types of client