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Hi my name is Nick and as a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist I am experienced with helping individuals who have struggled with feeling of low moods and self esteem, sadness, stress, loneliness, relationship breakdowns and problems with intimacy as well as work related stress. Along with a range of issues from addiction, mental illness, abuse, including domestic violence and other traumas.
I offer affordable therapy to individuals on both a short term or long term basis. Each session lasts 50 minutes and my normal fee is £50 Chippenham or Devizes and £60 Bath My practice is open out of office hours so that it is accessible to people who work full time.
My training was at a university where at first I completed a BSc in Psychology and later an MSc in integrative counselling and Psychotherapy. Therefore, my work is grounded in the science of Psychology but I can utilize a range therapeutic models that included Person Centered, Psychodynamic and Existential.
The approach I use involves an empathetic, non judgmental, in-depth exploration of your experiences that are causing you distress, with the aim of providing you with greater insight and confidence to affect positive changes in your life that can lead to greater sense of fulfillment in your relationships. Central to our work together would be the therapeutic relationship, which becomes the vehicle for change. The work focuses on the here and now with an understanding of how past negative experiences might still be causing you distress in your current relationships, as well as, how positive experiences can be harnessed to produce sustainable personal growth and greater fulfillment and intimacy in your relationships.
My practice in Chippenham can be easily reached from anywhere in Wiltshire and Swindon. The nearest train station is Chippenham , With frequent trains from Bath or Melksham and Trowbridge. For those coming by car there is free street parking and in Devizes is the centre of town and is close to several car parks and can be reached by bus and car.
My Practice in Bath is in the historical city centre at the Abbey Practice and is well served by buses and short walk from the station
My practice is open Monday to Friday 5pm to 8pm and Saturday 10am to 5pm.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc Counselling & Psychotherapy Roehampton University.
Post Graduate Diploma Counselling & Psychotherapy Roehampton University.
BSc Psychology London Metropolitan University.
Certificate of proficiency BACP
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and work within their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am also a member of the British Psychological Society.
In addition to my private practice I currently work with a local authority working within adult social care. In that past, I have worked as an adult psychotherapist within a large NHS Mental Health Trust, I have also provided therapy to individuals struggling with addiction in a substance misuse service and for a number of years I have worked for a well known mental health charity called Mind.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am experienced with working with women who have or are experiencing domestic abuse and gender based violence. My other main areas of experiences are working with mental health patients with a range of conditions from adjustment disorders, depression & anxiety. I have also extensive experience of working within substance misuse services working with both active and abstinent clients.
£50.00 - £60.00
Concessions offered for
My regular fee is £50 to £60 a session weekday evenings and Saturday
I can offer a few limited concessions for Students.
When I work
Currently available weekday evenings and Saturday