Jo Nichols MBACP (Accred)
I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist with over 16 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:
16 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
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Obsessional behaviours, social anxiety, health anxiety, loss and adjustment issues, parenting difficulties.
Please contact me for further details or to arrange an assessment session.
Assessments last for one hour approximately.
Session length is one hour.
I work with adults aged 18 and upwards.
Current Enhanced DBS check.
Skype sessions available.