Nicci Petch

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Bude, Cornwall, EX23
Unavailable until 13/07/2024

This professional is temporarily unavailable and will not be responding to enquiries until they return.

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 counsellor 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 strategies 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 have have a  Diploma in Working with Compulsive Sexual Behaviour Disorder and Sex Addiction (CPCAB Accredited Level 5)

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 am trained to work with Sexual compulsive behaviour Disorder and Porn addiction.

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.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.


£60.00 - £70.00

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA

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 financial capacity.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

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

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Online platforms

Microsoft Teams


Nicci Petch
Nicci Petch