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About me

Choosing a counsellor who is the right fit for you can be difficult, especially if you don’t know where to start or what to look for. With this in mind, I really hope that this list of what I can offer will help you with your decision making:

  • Warmth, acceptance and approachability
  • No judgement, criticism or telling you what to do
  • Space for you to be heard and to explore what you want

I am an Integrative counsellor, which means I use a blend of different ways to help you work towards your aims. I also offer the opportunity for you to meet with me for a free 20 minute initial consultation via Zoom, during which you can ask questions and decide if I’m the right counsellor for you.

No matter what you are going through, no difficulty is too small or too big to bring to counselling sessions with me. I am here to listen to you, to accept you, to help you see more clearly and to help you move forward.

If you have any questions about how I can help you, please get in touch.

Sometimes people like to know a little a bit about their counsellor, to help them feel more of a connection. So, this is me!

I’ve worked with people all my life in a variety of different roles, and making a difference to people’s lives is what gets me out of bed in the morning. My experience of working with both adults and young people throughout my career helps me to develop strong working relationships with people and be empathic.

Outside of work, I love the coast, nature and animals, I have two very spoilt, much loved cats. Long walks and bike riding both help me to keep fit and to de-stress.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified counsellor with a Level 4 diploma in Counselling, and I regularly seek to refresh and update my skills through continuous professional development and monthly supervision.

Additionally, as an accredited member of the National Counselling Society, I’ll work with you in accordance to a strict Code of Ethics, meaning that our work together will be carried out safely and to as high a standard as possible.

Professional and Academic Qualifications

  • Advanced Diploma Level 4 in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • BA Hons

Further Training

  • I undertake regular CPD
  • Introduction to Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Mental Health First Aid Training
  • Living with and managing addiction and mental health disorders

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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
  • Solution focused brief therapy

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Fees

£30.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

Whilst social distancing rules are in place due to Covid19, I am able to offer counselling either on-line via Zoom, or by phone at £30 per 60 minute session.

Prior to starting our work together, to help you decide if I am the right counsellor for you, I am delighted to offer a free 20 minute initial consultation either by phone or on-line via Zoom.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Weekday evenings.

Further information

Whilst social distancing rules are in place, counselling will be on-line via Zoom, or by telephone. When things are back to normal, the sessions take place in a dedicated counselling room at the Mandala Centre in Preston.

There is free parking after 6pm, and 1 hour of free parking during the day, and there are also car parks opposite the Mandala Centre and at the top of the street (£2 per hour). Additionally, the Mandala Centre is just a few minutes walk from Preston bus station.

Preston
PR4

Preston
Lancashire
PR1

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Online platforms

Zoom

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Nick Brownjohn Counselling (MNCS Accred)

Nick Brownjohn Counselling (MNCS Accred)