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About me

Hello! I’m Nick, a qualified and experienced counselling therapist based in Bristol, and I offer empathic, honest and safe therapy tailored to you and the changes you want to make.

So many of us learn that we need to hide parts of ourselves to make our way in the world, but often this leaves us with lingering distress and a struggle to feel truly connected and at home within ourselves. I believe that the world is made better the more wholly we can bring the person that we are.

That’s what drives my counselling practice: creating a compassionate and collaborative space where we can explore the things you’re struggling with and help you on the path to living more from everything that you are.

My counselling work is based on the person-centred approach, which means that my focus is on developing an unconditionally empathic, non-judgemental and genuinely human working relationship with you. The pace of our sessions is up to you - the most important thing is that we work together to create a growing sense of trust and openness so that you’re able to pursue the change you want to make.

I integrate elements of creative work (such as drawing, painting and writing) and mindfulness into my work, which we can incorporate if we decide they might be useful. I believe in putting you in the driving seat of your counselling - the goals, aims and direction are in your control, and every part of the counselling process I offer is about working in partnership with you.

You might feel like it’s impossible to identify or articulate exactly what’s causing you distress; perhaps you can only put your finger on how it’s impacting you. Feeling this way is incredibly common (and I’ve felt that way myself at times). Let’s talk and see if we can discover a way forward together.

I’m experienced in working with adults of all ages and backgrounds through a range of challenging life circumstances.

Training, qualifications & experience

I'm a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy, and hold the CPCAB's Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Your initial 1-hour meeting with me is charged at £30.

Each weekly 1-hour session is charged at £45.

I offer a limited number of places at a reduced rate of £30 per session for clients who are currently unemployed or otherwise in financial difficulty. Please let me know when you first contact me if you would like to explore taking one of these places.

Availability

I currently have slots available for weekly sessions on Tuesdays, in the morning and afternoon.

Further information

Please feel free to visit my website for more information (including my ethics and privacy policies), or to call or message me to arrange an initial meeting with me. I always aim to have a short phone call with you before agreeing a time to meet.

Please note, I'm currently only offering sessions by video or phone in order to ensure the safety of my clients during the Covid-19 pandemic. All clients working with me online will have the option to work in-person once it's safe to do so.

Bristol
Gloucestershire
BS34

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Nicholas McLellan

Nicholas McLellan