Nia Charpentier MBACP | Counsellor | Online & Telephone Sessions Available
Have the events of the past year left you feeling lost or overwhelmed? Perhaps you’re feeling sad, anxious, frustrated, or that something just isn’t right. Perhaps you find yourself stuck in old patterns, and it’s affecting relationships, work and other parts of your life. Counselling can help. It’s a way of understanding ourselves better and finding a way forward.
It can feel daunting to take the first step. It’s really important to find the right counsellor – someone you connect with. That’s why I offer an initial free 20 minute consultation. If you’re interested in finding out more, please get in touch.
Training, qualifications & experience
My training and experience enable me to tailor therapy to your unique circumstances, in a caring and non-judgemental way. I work on a short or long term basis, depending on your needs. Together we will work towards making you feel like yourself again.
My training is in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapeutic Counselling and I have worked mainly in workplace and university settings. I have extensive knowledge of the mental health sector, I am a Mental Health First Aider and I am trained in supporting people in the aftermath of a critical incident at work.
My style takes a modern approach, based on rigorous training at the Metanoia Institute in London. The training was built on key historical thinkers in psychotherapy as well as more recent research on trauma and its impact. In practice this means we talk about how you are in the world right now, and what old, unhelpful patterns from the past might be finding their way into your life. We can then work on where you want to be and how to get there.
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
I have availability. Get in touch and we can find a time that works for you.
Want to find out more? Send me an email and we'll arrange an initial free 20 minute consultation via phone or video call. We can then talk through what you're looking for, and you can ask any questions you may have. There is no obligation to continue after this, but if you're happy then we can set up the first session.