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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. 

What Next?

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.

Contact details

I can be contacted on 07989 394467 or at email francesjanenikolovcounselling@hotmail.com 


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
  • FCCA

As well as my private practice, I am also based at Sutton Womens Centre and Step by Step.

I hold an Enhanced DBS certificate.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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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From £50.00 to £60.00
Free initial online session

Additional information

£50 for individuals and £60 per couple for a 1 hour session


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Flexible daytime and evening appointments, please feel free to contact me for current availability

Further information

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.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Frances Jane Nikolov

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