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Hi, my name is Nick and Canta Therapy is my therapy practice.
Sometimes life is difficult, and we can feel like we just don’t have what we need to take on the challenges we are facing. While feeling not OK is increasingly normal, I don’t think it is OK and therapy is one way to help you through feeling not OK and back into OK.
Talking to a trained and caring person can help you find your way through your difficulties into a calmer and easier space, where you can find compassion for yourself and a path to personal growth and change.
I want to offer you a warm and supportive therapeutic relationship where we can work together to explore what is troubling you, better understand your experiences and difficulties, and help you achieve a more satisfying life. Some of those experiences might be recent difficulties, some of them may be from you past, but my aim is stay at your side through that journey wherever it takes us because every journey is a little easier when made alongside a caring and supportive fellow traveller.
Whatever it is that is making you feel not OK: anxiety, depression, stress, fear, trauma, work or relationship problems, childhood issues or anything else, we can talk about it and start to reduce the influence that has over your life today.
Making the decision to look for a therapist is often difficult, sometimes it is the hardest thing to do, and I know that for many of my clients it can take a lot of bravery and emotional resources to take that first step. If you do get in touch, I will try to make the process as easy as I can. I will always aim to respond to emails, texts and voicemails with 48 hours and if you do not hear back from me within that time, please feel free to make contact again. Our first step together will be to arrange for an online meeting, so you check out if I am the right person for you and if I am able to offer what you need. I will also send you my therapy working agreement to give you a better idea of what to expect in therapy with me.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a BSc(Hons) in Counselling & Psychotherapy and I trained at the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute in Nottingham after my initial training at Coventry University College.
I have been in practice since 2018 and have worked with a wide range of clients who have worked with me on a wide range of issues and experiences.
My training is in a humanistic integrative model that combines theoretical perspectives from various counselling and psychotherapy schools with an aim to provide the best help to you that I am able to give, and the support you most need.
My integration includes concepts from Gestalt, Object Relations, Attachment, Self-Psychology and Internal Family Systems to ensure I am able to work in a Relational approach putting attunement to, and exploration of your emotional needs and experiences at the heart of our therapeutic work.
I am a registered member of the BACP (Membership No 00916155)
I continue to train to develop my skills and stay up to date with concepts and thinking in psychotherapy.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£40.00 per session
I charge £40 per session and offer a written agreement detailing what you should expect and the boundaries of the work.
Before deciding to work together, we will have an initial assessment meeting where we can discuss what you want to get out of therapy and you can gain some insight into what it would be like to work with me. I charge £20 for this assessment session.
When I work
Currently I have daytime and early evening sessions available for new clients.
We can work exclusively online if that is your preference or we can work in person as soon as I return to in person work.
I currently have availability for new clients with both daytime and early evening sessions available.