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I provide a safe, gentle and non-judgemental space to talk. As a integrative counsellor, I accept that as individuals we are all unique and have different needs when seeking therapy and support.
I believe that it is ultimately the relationship between the client and therapist that is fundamental for a trusting, understanding and safe therapeutic alliance and this allows for the opportunity to explore your feelings, emotions, relationships, ways of thinking and patterns of behaviour.
Making the decision to approach therapy can be a positive step. It can help to gain a greater understanding to find the resources to make changes. It can also lead to self-discovery and self-awareness to live a more fulfilling life and to have more meaningful interpersonal relationships.
You may be deciding to seek therapy because you are feeling low or in distress, or that you are confused with painful feelings that you do not understand, but you may also be coming from a place of curiosity. Whatever your personal reasons are, I am here to guide you through this process.
My own personal experience and life's journey led me to seek therapy. I am passionate about the benefits of counselling and psychotherapy in exploring and understanding ourselves in both past and present relationships. I can work with a wide range of issues, and my clients come from all walks of life and backgrounds. I valued and appreciated the benefits of my own personal experience of counselling and I am now passionate about the benefits of counselling and psychotherapy in exploring and understanding ourselves in both past and present relationships.
I have private practice in Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14.
Training, qualifications & experience
I studied at CPPD, one of London’s leading counselling schools and after completion of my level 7 qualification, I began to operate my central London private practice in 2015 and since COVID work in person and online from my practice in Hertford. Previously, I volunteered at The Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) for 5 years, helping people living with or affected by HIV. During my training, my placement for 2 years was with East London Out Project (ELOP). I also provided counselling at CPPD as part of their low cost counselling service.
As a member of the BACP, I am bound by, and adhere to, the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have regular clinical supervision and continue with my own personal and professional development.
Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling (Course BACP Accredited)
Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling
Certificate in Humanistic Integrative Counselling
City and Guilds in Understanding HIV & AIDS
OCN Level 3 in Delivering Sexual Health Training
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£65.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Hertford Practice and online practice:
Individuals £65 per 50 minute session
Please give 48 hours notice for any cancellation or the fee will be charged
When I work
Tuesday to Friday 8am -8pm Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14.
In preson and online
"I came to Nic when I felt that I wasn’t in control of myself and was in danger of losing all that was dear to me. He worked with me to understand where the feelings of insecurity and shame came from that were driving my destructive behaviour. For the first time in my life I now know that I am in complete control of myself and needn’t worry about what I might do when taken over by the shame, guilt and insecurity I’d suffered from all my life. Nic was attentive and gentle and managed to lead me through the complex web of emotions, memories and thoughts that I hadn’t been able to make sense of, even during previous bouts of counselling. It is impossible to say how grateful I am to Nic as my life has become immeasurably better and easier now that I am free of the fear that had been causing me so much pain". Anon
"Nic intervened in a very crucial part of my life, during which things had seemed to have lost the value they once had, and the overwhelming pain had made hope and joy wither. Nic’s intervention was a blessing. He guided me through a journey of understanding and acceptance – a journey that unravelled the darkest demons of my past and taught me how to live with them. The journey is probably still incomplete, but the invaluable tools that Nic gave me make the rest of it much less frightful than it would have been.
I feel that, without Nic, I probably would not have made it through some of the toughest months of my life."
“Nic helped me to gain clarity and understanding and that what I was experiencing was not my fault and that I no longer needed to blame myself or feel guilt and shame. I am grateful that in the work, Nic always encouraged my own agency and self-autonomy. I have been able to move on in the short time we worked together.”
"Starting with a new Therapist can be quite an anxiety inducing expereince but Nic put me at ease immediately. He was gentle and reassuring in his manner and gave me the space to explore my feelings in a safe and non-judgemental manner" (Anon)