Nicholas Rennie

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Dereham NR19 & Thetford IP25
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello and thank you for viewing my page. My name is Nick and I work as an Integrative Counsellor. This means I draw on different approaches to suit your situation and requirement.

I run a service called You First Therapeutic Services (YFTS) and I started this to help individuals seeking support for their mental health.

Are you looking for someone who will listen to you with empathy and without judgement? As someone who has sought support in the past, I understand how difficult it can be to reach out and make contact with someone you do not know.  

My approach to helping you is to work along side you and what you are experiencing. My focus is on you and supporting you in a way that enables you to move out of discomfort, and move forward from stuckness and other thoughts/feelings caused by your present or past. 

Session lengths are for one (1) hour. We have initial contact via email or over the phone, and if we both wish to go ahead I will book in our first session.

If you would like to know more about how I work and how I can support you then please feel free to get in touch.

Training, qualifications & experience

CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, an integrative approach.

CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Skills, an integrative approach.

CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies, an integrative approach.

Complex Trauma Certification Training Level 1 & 2

Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling

MSc in Psychology (Currently undertaking)

Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Clinical Supervision including face-to-face, online and telephone working (Currently undertaking)

A further list of training areas is available on my website in the About section.

I have worked within caring and person focused settings for over 14 years. In this time I have been a Staff Support Counsellor within the NHS,  a Student Counsellor, a Volunteer Counsellor for adults, a Support line worker, a Mentor, a Youth Worker/Mental Health Worker, and a Key Worker for vulnerable adults and young people.

I have supported people across different settings, communities, and cultures. I am also involved in work with a focus on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. I very much believe in being a service available for everyone. 

Member organisations

The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO)

The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£55.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

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Additional information

£55 for 1 hour session. 
Concession slots currently not available but feel free to enquire.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday:  8:30am - 7pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 8:30am - 4pm
Saturday (appointments only) 9am - 12pm

Further information

Although I work within Norfolk, I am happy to offer counselling over Zoom to those that would find it more convenient. This includes NR2, SW1W, MK41 and other areas across the UK.

I am DBS checked, fully insured and registered with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO).
I am a Norfolk and Waveney Mind credentialed therapist.
I am a Registered member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their ethical framework. 
I am a Practitioner member of The Black, African and Asian Therapy Network (BAATN).
I am a member of Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO).

Please note: Due to my schedule and other commitments, phone calls must be pre-arranged. I aim to respond to texts and emails within 48 hours Monday-Friday.

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Nicholas Rennie
Nicholas Rennie