Chris Nicklin. MBACP (reg.)., MSc., PG Dip Psych., PG Dip Clin Sup., Dip Couns.
Have you ever asked yourself:
- Why do I think this way?
- Am I going mad?
- Why do I always feel depressed?
- Why do I always ruin everything?
- Am I unlovable?
- How can I get what I want?
- What do I really want?
- Does everybody hate me?
- Why am I so stupid?
- Will I ever get over it?
Do you need an emotional systems upgrade?
We can all experience problems from time to time; this does not mean you are weak, it just means you're human. However, we can modify our emotional and cognitive systems to alleviate distress and to improve functionality.
I am an integrative psychotherapist, clinical supervisor, mental health practitioner, trainer and coach, with an emphasis on inter-personal relationships.
My practice is called Assimilative Integration which means that I have been professionally trained in numerous different theoretical approaches, and I assimilate these modes depending on the client. In short, the therapy is designed and built around your needs.
For more information on services offered, please visit <https://switchpsych.co.uk>
Often, counselling and psychotherapy can help us come to terms with our history and assist us in making sense of it. Counselling can also help us move forward with agreed goals and objectives. However, Counselling can often be too restrictive and often does not offer us the flexibility to learn and thrive. Therefore, I offer a model based upon the therapeutic benefits of counselling but with the flexibility and forward moving attitude of Coaching. This enables me to really work completely within all areas of the client's life (e.g. career, relationships, sexlife, ambition, business, finance, etc.). In practical terms, this means we do not need to restrict ourself to the usual settings of counselling (e.g. the therapy room), or the other usual counselling restrictions (e.g. non-advisory, too reflective, too passive, too long!!!). We can really start to make a real difference in your life!!
There are options in your life and there is a way to improved living and performance!!!
Testimonials for Therapy:
“Chris has helped me evolve into a mature adult, not only is he insightful but his friendly warm demeanour lets you open up to him without fear of ever being judged. Chris has taught me to be self-aware and to govern my feelings as I feel them. He is a very patient and compassionate person with a friendly attitude towards therapy. I highly recommend Chris to anyone seeking help.” – Simon
“I worked with Chris during a life changing experience. I found him to be a very genuine and intuitive. I would recommend him to anyone” – Steve
Testimonials for Supervision:
“Chris has a very honest approach to supervision. He has supported and educated me while in training. Now qualified Chris continues to challenge and prompt me to be the best counsellor I can be, having a very positive impact on my practice.” - Danielle
“My experience of Counselling Supervision with Chris has been, at times, more valuable than any of my training. He has been honest, encouraging, challenging and above everything else, someone I trust. “ - Annette
Training, qualifications & experience
My current qualifications include a MSc in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy, a Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, a Diploma in Clinical Supervision and numerous certificates and training in the field of counselling and psychotherapy. I am currently in the process of conducting further research in the psychotherapeutic field.
I currently teach counselling with Synergy.
My experience is varied and includes working in a residential setting with people who are experiencing problems with drugs and alcohol, young persons counselling, couples counselling and family therapy, group and individual therapy, private practice and care coordination of therapeutic treatment.
I have been employed as training lead, clinical lead and psychological consultant for the largest substance misuse service in Europe.
I have worked in a wide range of settings and with a wide range of client issues ranging from behavioural problems, emotional difficulties and psychiatric disorders.
I am also a CPCAB approved tutor and currently teach level 4 counselling.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also facilitate group therapy, group supervision, psycho-educational workshops and family therapy.
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
£50 for Individual Therapy
£55 for Couples
£60 for Qualified Clinical Supervision (90 minutes) - (Clinical Supervision for professional organisations £80)
Special reduced rates for counselling students only:
£30 - Personal Therapy (minimum 10 sessions, and £50 per session thereafter)
£50 - Clinical Supervision
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays, some evenings and Saturday mornings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am a fully qualified Clinical Supervisor and hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Supervision from one of the UK's leading training providers.