Frances Jane Nikolov
Dip. Couns, MBACP
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- An experienced, qualified counsellor registered with the BACP, based in Epsom. Working with both individuals and couples, offering friendly and non judgemental counselling.
Hi I'm Frances - thank you for visiting my profile. My focus is on establishing a warm and welcoming space for you to share. I will always listen to your needs, in order to maximise your benefit from sessions and help you achieve what you hoped from counselling.
The global pandemic has added another level of worry and uncertainty to our lives and has impacted everyone in some way, testing our resilience. I work with clients on a wide range of issues including low self esteem, loss of self worth and confidence, general anxiety, social anxiety, health anxiety, panic attacks, depression, feeling sad, relationship problems, bereavement and loss, domestic abuse, separation and divorce, redundancy and stress at work.
I am experienced in working on both a short term and long term basis, it is entirely up to you how many sessions you would like to have.
How Can Counselling Help You?
Counselling can give you the time to focus on you, in a warm and empathetic space, without judgement. This time can give much needed clarity and a place to talk honestly and openly, away from our lives. Whatever the challenge or issue you choose to bring, counselling can provide a rare space to explore your thoughts and feelings without distraction. Counselling is an investment in your future well being and I have seen many clients benefit hugely from this process.
In our society, there is sadly still some stigma surrounding counselling. I believe that everyone (yes even the most confident, almost perfect person we know) would benefit from counselling. After all, we are all human beings doing our best to deal with life's ups and downs.
Counselling is not about changing who you are but about increasing awareness of yourself and exploring different perspectives together. Helping you to find a better, happier and more peaceful way forward.
I am happy to offer a no obligation, introductory call, by zoom or phone to answer any questions and give a taste of how a session may feel.
Please feel free to call me on 07989 394467 or email me. More information can also be found on my website at https://francesjanenikolovcounselling.co.uk
I do offer both daytime and evening sessions, p;lease feel free to contact me for current availability.
I can be contacted on 07989 394467 or at email firstname.lastname@example.org
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma Therapeutic Counselling
- NCFE Level 1-3 Awards in Counselling Skills and Theory
- Registered Member BACP
- Sutton Women's Centre
- Juliet Grayson Couple's training
As well as my private practice, I am also based at Sutton Womens Centre and Step by Step.
I hold an Enhanced DBS certificate.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
From £50.00 to £60.00
Free initial online session
£50 for individuals and £60 per couple for a 1 hour session
When I work
Flexible daytime and evening appointments, please feel free to contact me for current availability
I understand how important it is to find a counsellor you trust and feel relaxed with. Please do not hesitate to email or call with any questions. I do offer both daytime and evening appointments.