About me

I am a fully qualified therapeutic counsellor, and a member of the BACP.  I work with people using a relationship model which means, that the therapeutic process and work, happens within the relationship between the counselor and the client. I believe that people are driven to try and connect with others with the desire to be heard and accepted, right there, for who they are.

This connection is achieved when people begin to talk and explore their reality within a safe space. Those painful memories and experiences begin to surface and heal.  Enabling the client to uncover coping stratergies that no longer work for them.. It is at this point the work of changing and letting go can begin.


Life can be stressful or difficult at certain times in our lives.Sometimes our problems at home or work can build up and begin to affect our health and our capacity to do the things we normally do and enjoy. This can lead to a feeling of being stuck or overwhelmed with life.

Being heard and acknowledged as a person for who they are, there and then is a very healing process in its self. Having someone there to listen and validate our experiences of life with a non judgmental ear can help untangle painful feelings and thoughts that keep us stuck . This feeling of stuckness can affect our relationships and can sometimes leave us feeling confused and baffled.

Having someone to go to on a weekly basis can be of real value and help to anybody who is at a point in their life where perhaps things are not making sense or they are struggling with overwhelming circumstances in their lives. This could be for example, anxiety, depression,addictions, relationship problems or trauma.

Through my training I aim to offer a safe and confidential space to allow this process to begin. The work will allow you to discover new insights about yourself and with this knowledge you are able to change the old into something more fitting for you, enabling you to have a more fulfilling life.

I believe contact within the therapeutic relationship is key to the healing process and through this contact the peeling back of the layers can begin. I am here to assist that process with empathy,acceptance and a willingness to be involved.

Within my private counselling practice I work with many kinds of presenting problems such as anxiety(including generalized anxiety disorder), depression,work related problems,relationship difficulties, abuse, such as sexual, physical or emotional and addiction.


I also work as a specialist counsellor in a sexual violence clinic. I am a trained in working with Sex and Porn addiction.

Training, qualifications & experience

BACP Accredited Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
I am a Practitioner in Substance Misuse and I have worked with women and men for several years who have suffered from traumatic backgrounds such as abuse and substance misuse. This is within a residential treatment facility.
I have worked within the NHS counselling employees.

I also work within a sexual violence facility which is run by the NHS. I counsel victims of sexual violence with acute symptoms. I also counsel historic victims of sexual violence.

I have worked extensively with those who are afflicted with addictions. This is an area I am passionate about. I work with the underlying causes that's driven the individual to turn to addictive/compulsive behaviours to help self-sooth or cope with their surroundings or feelings.

I am trained to work with Sex addiction and Porn addiction.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have a wealth of experience when working with relational difficulties. I have worked intensively with domestic violence and sexual abuse. This includes emotional and psychological abuse. I work with relationship issues such as affairs and betrayals, low self-esteem, divorce and separation anxiety.

I specialise in addiction, such as drug abuse and alcoholism. I also work with Porn and Sex Addiction.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

From £50.00 to £60.00

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • HealthAssured
  • Vitality

Additional information

Please feel free to either email or phone me to arrange an appointment.

I charge between  £50-£60 for individual counselling depending on your finicial capacity.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am currently working via zoom or Skype or telephone.

Further information

I undergo ongoing continuous personal development which means I attend workshops and training days ,this is to ensure my work is safe and up todate.

Bude
Cornwall
EX23

Type of session

Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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Nicci Petch

Nicci Petch