Nichola Tidmarsh

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Dunn With Therapy
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Stockport, Cheshire, SK6
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I have been supporting vulnerable children and adults for many years, as a Social Worker, Advocate and supporting adults and young people suffering from mental health issues and  with Drug and Alcohol Addictions. These experiences highlighted to me, the need for therapeutic support for these vulnerable people, rather than a solution based and often practical approach to the behaviours that were leading to their difficulties.

Therefore, I retrained to be a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, it was essential to me that people had a safe and tranquil space to come and explore any behaviours, thoughts or feelings that were causing them distress in their lives, so I created Tidmarsh Timber Hut. I am also a Coach for Rock 2 Recovery whose mission is to save and change the lives of those in our Armed Forces, our veteran community and their families who are affected by stress.

I have recently moved from Tidmarsh Timber Hut which was based in Devon to Marple Bridge. I have created a new a tranquil space, offering peace, confidentiality and a place to "just be". Dunn with Therapy (my maiden name is Dunn) offers a compassionate and very human response so that you can be real about your problems and together we can move forward. In conjunction with the traditional talking therapies, I can incorporate many creative elements into my practice. These creative approaches are immediately engaging and you do not feel the pressure of always talking. At times, you may not be able to put your thoughts and feelings into words.

I am a relational integrative therapist, and my hope is that our relationship will develop into a comfortable yet professional place where you can be yourself and that you experience that I am genuine in wanting to help you to make your own choices about your life and concerns. At the very least, my space in Bowden Hall will enable you to have space away from every day life stress and space and time to reflect. I work in an integrative way which means I tailor my approach to each individual using several distinct models of counselling including The Integrative Theory of Self. And I believe that all human behaviour has meaning in some context. I would support you to find out what that meaning is for you. I teach you how to become your own "therapist" rather than just "listen" for the whole session. It is imperative to me that after one session you have learnt something new about how or why you behave, think, or feel the way you do. Therefore I will always provide you with some new  knowledge in every session, as knowledge is power and if I just "listened" the whole time, you would not have time for me to give you these therapeutic tools.

I am fully registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapists (BACP).

I’d prefer you text me initially and then I can call you back and discuss your needs. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling

BACP Accredited Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

addaction MAP Mutual Aid Partnership

Cruse Bereavement Care: Awareness in Bereavement Care Foundation Course

BA (Hons) Degree in Social Work

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism

REIKI First & Second Degree of the Usui System of Natural Healing

Reiki Master Level in the Usui System of Natural Healing

Foundation Diploma in the Art and Science of Neuro Linguistic Programming 

IEMT Practitioner Training 

corset The Impact of Trauma on Intimacy and Contact

Using the Wheel of Nature in Client Work

OldPain2Go Training 

AIM 2 Initial Assessment of Young People who Sexually Abuse

Introduction to Tarot Therapy

WAIS Domestic Violence Training

Nottinghamshire Domestic Violence Forum Women's Abuse Towards Male Partners

Nottinghamshire County Drug & Alcohol Team Basic Drug Awareness

Victim Support Basic Training

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am a Reiki Practitioner and can offer Reiki Treatments. Please see for further information and to view the treatment room.

Photos & videos


£50.00 - £60.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

ISession fee £55.00 per session (£50.00 per session, if a block of 6 are pre paid)

Occasional evening and weekend appointments available.

When I work

You are able to contact Tidmarsh Timber Hut at any time either by email, text, or call to arrange an appointment. I will return a response as soon as possible

Further information

Please note new photographs are due to be added to my website, ( as the ones that are on there are from my business in Devon. I have recently moved to Bowden Hall in Marple and have recreated a lovely space to "just be". Please feel free to email me or texting if you would like to find out more before booking an appointment.

Marple, Stockport, Cheshire, SK6

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Nichola Tidmarsh
Nichola Tidmarsh