Hi my name is Nick and as a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist I am experienced with helping individuals with addiction, mental illness, abuse, including domestic violence, as well as, individuals who have struggled with feelings of low self esteem, sadness, loneliness, bereavement, relationship breakups and problems with intimacy.
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-£60 dependent on weekday or weekends though I offer concessions to individuals on low income at my Plumstead location. 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. In other words, I will help you to understand how problematic ways of relating to others and to your world have kept you from finding emotional fulfillment. 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.
Due to the Coronavirus I am only offering online sessions through various application including Skype and others
Chippenham which 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.
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. In that past, I have worked as an adult psychotherapist within a large South London NHS Mental Health Trust, 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.
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
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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.
My regular fee is £50a session weekday evenings and £60 on Saturday
I can offer a few limited concessions for Students and people on low incomes.