Jo Nichols MBACP (Accred)
I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist with over 15 years experience as a therapist.
I am able to offer both short and long term therapy.
I have a special interest in relationship and interpersonal difficulties,difficulties stemming from childhood, work related issues, low self esteem, anxiety and depressive symptoms.
I have a variety of techniques to use during your therapy which allows for a flexible approach to meet your needs; including the use of Relational and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) techniques.
I am also experienced in working with Childhood Survivors of Sexual Abuse; including working with traumatic experiences.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and Qualifications:
BACP Accredited (2009)
Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and Psychotherapy - Psychodynamic (2003)
Training in working therapeutically with Childhood Survivors of Sexual Abuse (Choices training 2003)
Practice Experiences and previous work settings:
15 years’ experience as a counsellor/psychotherapist -private practice.
Various NHS settings including the Psychological Wellbeing Service (IAPT - High Intensity Integrative Therapist) and the Psychological Treatment Services (Addenbrookes Hospital - Honorary Therapist)
13 years Employee Assistance Program Counselling - work related stress and other issues.
Voluntary sector Agency Counsellor (specifically working with women)
Short courses and workshops:
Working with Deliberate Self Harm
Working with trauma
Childhood Survivors of Sexual Abuse (Choices 2003)
Working with loss and complicated grief issues
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Obsessional behaviours, social anxiety, health anxiety, loss and adjustment issues, parenting difficulties.
One hour individual sessions £45.
Some sliding scale availability.
Reduced rate for student counsellors.
Please contact me for further details or to arrange an assessment session.
Assessments last for one hour approximately.
Session length is one hour.
I primarily work with adults aged 17 and upwards but am also able to work with younger people.
Current Enhanced DBS check.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|