Jane Nicholls MBACP (Accred), MSc., BA (Hons), Dip Counselling, BPharm.
I am an experienced BACP accredited counsellor and coach and together we can work with whatever you choose to bring whether that's online, on the phone or face-to-face. In these times of great anxiety it can be helpful to talk to a counsellor in confidence. I love having the opportunity to listen carefully and respond with empathy in a way that will help you. My intuition, my ability to listen and my willingness to provide you with a warm accepting presence, means that I can help you to work through issues that concern you, be they personal, social, work-related or relationship based; anxiety, bereavement, depression, bullying, self-esteem. I believe passionately that everyone has the resource within them to find a way forward.
I will provide you with a professional, confidential, empathic, and non-judgemental environment. I work as a humanistic, existential counsellor with individual adult clients of all ages. This means that I am guided by what you choose to bring to the counselling sessions.
I offer sessions of one hour up to once a week.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been practising since 2003 and I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I work within the values, principles and personal qualities demanded by BACP’s ethical framework.
I have a broad experience of adults who came with a wide variety of issues:
- stress and anxiety
- feeling sad
- relationship issues
- bereavement and loss
- panic disorder
- low self-esteem
- learning difficulties
- and health-related issues
I have a degree in counselling from the Metanoia Institute, London and I am also qualified as a coach to Executive Level 7 with the Institute of Leadership and Management. I am a trained couples counsellor. I initially trained as a pharmacist to postgraduate level and have worked for many years in public service with patients and staff, innovating, developing and managing complex situations.
- Degree in counselling (person centred), Middlesex University
- Diploma in person-centred counselling, Metanoia Institute
- Focussing Certificate (British Focussing Association)
- Executive coaching and leadership mentoring, Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM7)
- M.Sc. Clinical Pharmacy, University of London
- MPharm., University of London
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I specialise in bereavement and loss and I have a particular experience of working with people who have experienced sudden loss. In addition I enjoy working with young adults experiencing anxiety and I have worked with people with phobias, particularly agraphobia and I am experienced in and willing to assist with exposure therapy.
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Individuals: £50 for one hour
I can offer you an initial short introductory session free of charge so that we can talk about how you might be helped by counselling and see whether you feel you would like to work with me.
I offer concessionary rates for one person at any one time so it is worth asking about the availability of a reduced rate.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am close to the centre of Reading, near bus routes 26, 1 and 2. Our comfortable meeting room is up a flight of stairs and I have no pets.
I am available on Thursdays from 8am to 8.30pm. I also have some availability on Tuesdays.
Types of client