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
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
- Career counselling
- 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 attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- 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 £50.
Some sliding scale availability.
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.
Skype sessions available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|