Mandy Nicholas BACP Accred
I am BACP Accredited counsellor. I have experience of working with adults, young people and couples. I am also a qualified clinical supervisor.
I recognise that there are times in life when we become unable to see ways through our difficulties. In my experience having a space to contemplate and reflect the possibilities truly enables us to make life changing choices.
I believe that counselling should be an empowering process, a place where we learn more about ourselves and the person we would like to become. Counselling helps us to learn new strategies to cope better with any future difficulties we may face.
Whatever is important to my clients is important to me. I work alongside you with whatever challenges you face and celebrate your successes.
The model that I have trained in is the Relational Approach. This combines the analytical aspect of the Psychodynamic Approach with the warmth of Person Centred therapy. I also consider other theories in my practice such as Transactional Analysis and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
For face to face counselling my practice is located in a very quiet building with plenty of on site parking, transport links via rail and bus are very good.
I am able to offer online therapy via video link. Online counselling can provide increased access to support through offering convenience. Face to face counselling may not work for you due to family responsibilities or limitations in time, for some the idea of talking through issues in the same room as another person can be too overwhelming, so the idea of working in that way can be enough to prevent accessing therapeutic support. I have experience of using multiple applications. Providing your preferred application is end to end encrypted or has security measures to work confidentially, we can use a video app your are comfortable with.
Telephone Counselling is another alternative I offer when accessing therapy. This can offer a deeper sense of anonymity and privacy. Working from your own home may help you to feel more relaxed, more confident and safe. It can help develop more open communication.
Both video and telephone counselling can increase access to therapeutic support to those suffering from physical illnesses, disability or other limitations.
Please contact me if you have any further questions about online or telephone counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Bsc Therapeutic Counselling< Groupwork facilitation Certificate in Clinical Supervision
Diploma Clinical Supervision
MBACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist
Understanding Anger Training
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are:
Counselling £45.00 per hour
Couple Counselling £55.00 per hour
Supervision £50.00 per hour
I offer a free 30 minute initial session, this allows us to explore as to whether counselling will meet your needs.
Relationship counselling - "We would both like to thank you so much for everything you have done for us, things are better than they have ever been. We will be eternally grateful to you".
Individual counselling, "I am in a much better place now in my life, my anxiety is more manageable and I do more of the things I enjoy."
Individual counselling, "I didn't know what to expect from counselling but I like myself more and I'm working in an area I enjoy. Thank you for being there I don't know where I would be if I hadn't come to counselling."