Nicholas Ferguson BSc (Hons). Dip.Couns. MBACP.

Nicholas Ferguson BSc (Hons). Dip.Couns. MBACP.

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About me

Why I offer counselling

I am committed to empowering and inspiring others to be and do better, so they can achieve their goals and have greater impact.

I believe the most effective counselling relationship is one where you feel able to explore your thoughts and emotions in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space.

A bit about me

My own experience has been one where the support of a counsellor has helped me to make sense of life's challenges. This valuable input has also helped me to become more self-aware and recognise where I can make important changes.

I hold professional qualifications in Personal Performance Coaching, Person-Centred Counselling, Leadership and Management, and have gained a first degree honours in Applied Social Sciences from the University of Gloucestershire.

Also, as a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), I adhere to their code of ethics. This includes a commitment to continuous professional development (CPD) and the input and support of a qualified supervisor.

Working with me

Working at your pace and to your agenda, I will introduce you to ideas and practical strategies that can empower you to address the issues you want to resolve. I will also assist you in making sense of problematic thoughts, emotions and behaviours.

Some of the issues I have worked with people to address include:

  • Confidence,
  • Addiction(s),
  • Relationships,
  • Stress,
  • Depression, and
  • Anxiety.

I have access to office spaces in close proximity to Gloucester town centre, from which I offer 50 minute sessions. I can also work with you via Skype or telephone.

Next steps

If you want to address an issue that is causing you a problem, get in touch with me for a chat about what working together might look like.

Contact

Email: hello@nicholasferguson.org

Tel. 07427 608747

If I am unavailable to take your call, please leave your name, number and a brief message, and I will aim to get back to you within 2 working days.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc (Hons) Applied Social Sciences
  • ILM Level 5 Certificate in Leadership & Management
  • Diploma in Personal Performance Coaching (Coaching Academy)
  • MBACP Registered Counsellor (095486)
  • Diploma in Person-Centred Therapy Counselling
  • Certificate in Counselling

Other:

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Training
  • GSCB Inter-Agency Child Protection Course

My experience has given me opportunities to work with individuals, couples, and young people from various backgrounds. I have helped my clients to talk through and address a range of issues including stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, addiction(s), relationship and family issues, bereavement, self-harm and cultural identity.

In addition to my private practice, I am a Peripatetic Counsellor with TIC+, a Gloucestershire based charity offering counselling to children and young people aged 9-21 years.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

I offer a 20 minute exploration call (via Skype or phone) for you to ask any questions and talk through what it might look like if we worked together.

Counselling options

Counselling sessions are 50 minutes and can be either short-term or open-ended at the following rates:

  • Individuals: £45.00
  • Couples: £60.00

Payments can be made by cash or bank transfer (BACS).

Further information

TESTIMONIALS

"Nic created highly professional and focused sessions within which I could challenge my addiction. I found him nonjudgmental, attentive and calming.

He gave me some great suggestions of how to think about things which remain a valuable resource for me to call upon."

Amy

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"I could not have wished for a better counsellor than Nic. He was supportive, non judgemental, and focused on the issues that were affecting me at the time.

Thanks Nic for giving me my life. Keep up the good work, you are wonderful."

Debbie

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“I worked with Nic for a year. Nic created an environment during our sessions where I felt comfortable opening up and being completely honest about my feelings and what I was thinking. I never felt judged.

One of the first things I noticed about Nic was his ability to listen and ask the right questions. On more than one occasion he was able to add his insights onto my experiences, which led to profound moments of understanding on why I acted the way I did.

After working with Nic I have a better understanding of who I was and how I can become the person I want to be. I feel more positive about myself and better equipped to deal with situations and people that I once struggled with.

If you’re looking to work with someone to help you work through issues from your life in a safe, nurturing environment, where you feel valued and listened to, I cannot recommend Nic highly enough!”

Del

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“Nic has been a genuine lifesaver for me. When I initially started my sessions with him, I was in one of the worst spots I had ever been in, mentally.

However, through the weekly sessions he helped me change my outlook on things and was incredibly accepting of my quirks.”

Adam

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“Nic was non-judgemental and quickly understood the difficulties I was facing. He provided thought provoking ideas and challenged me to think deeply about what I wanted.

This helped me to make sustainable changes, both personally and professionally, to achieve a much more contented life.

I enjoyed working with Nic and have taken a huge amount away from the sessions.”

Dan

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“Keep on doing what you’re doing. You helped me immeasurably.”

Rob

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“Working with Nic was a true pleasure. He was always polite, made me feel comfortable from the first moment, and was someone I felt easy opening up to.

I’d definitely recommend Nic to others, and if needed, would happily work with him again.

Genuine big thanks to him.”

Anon

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“Nic helped me to focus and deal with the issues that needed attention – the things I had been disregarding to cope with my pain in recent years.

Although the experience was hard, touching on very sensitive topics, Nic challenged me gently to really consider much better coping and management techniques – which are proving to be really successful.

Many thanks.”

Anon

Maps & Directions

Gloucester, GL1

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

Availability

Please contact to discuss availability.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples