Welcome to my page. Are you experiencing emotional difficulties at the moment - sadness, anxiety, fear, for example - that does not seem to be going away? This can be a lonely place to be, when the help you usually go to does not seem to be enough this time. This time of coronavirus adds another burden to these difficulties, too. I have experience in working with people with these difficulties, and know how important it is to offer a safe and non-judgemental atmosphere for you to work through them.
Counselling and psychotherapy (they are almost the same thing!) is a unique opportunity for people to stop and think about things that are troubling them. Troubles are serious matters and I know how important they are to you. You can take time to think things through to a place where you see things differently.
A biographical note: I have considerable experience in working with clients and the issues they present. I am member of UKCP (a psychotherapists' professional body, with its code of ethics). I trained at the Sherwood Institute, Nottingham, finishing in 2001, and work as a supervisor of counsellors as well as a therapist. I charge £45 per session.
For further information about my approach, have a look at my website at nickcartertherapy.co.uk.
What is Counselling and Psychotherapy?
Counselling/psychotherapy (the words mean much the same) is an opportunity to talk with someone openly in a way that helps you to see difficulties in a new way. My aims are to help you to explore your feelings and thoughts, so that you can understand your situation differently and to support you towards feeling differently about things. This can lead to new ways of behaving that brings greater satisfaction in life. My role in your journey is to be respectful and sensitive, and to be alongside you in your exploration.
Training, qualifications & experience
M.A. in Integrative Psychotherapy
Diploma in Supervision
M.A. (Ed) Guidance and Counselling
Level 1 - Training for the Treatment of Trauma (Sensorimotor Psychotherapy)
Member of BACP
I have a wide experience as a Counsellor and Therapist in Further Education, secondary schools, working privately, and at Leicester Counselling Centre. I also supervise many counsellors and therapists, supporting them in their work with clients.
Just now, I run a practice in Psychotherapy, Counselling and Supervision.
I qualified as a Psychotherapist in 2001, after training at the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute (SPTI) for four years, and hold a qualification in Supervision from Sherwood (2004). Earlier training in Guidance and Counselling was completed in 1985.
SPTI is a member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), with whom I am registered as a Psychotherapist, and I work within its Code of Ethics. I am also a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I receive regular Supervision of my work, the purpose of which is to help me think through issues that arise in the therapy work to find a way forward.
I follow requirements of the Information Commissioner's Office in relation to its General Data Protection Regulations - I will send a copy of my rules about this upon request.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I work with anyone aged 14 and over.
£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Fees are currently £45 for a 50 minute session. These may be negotiable in certain circumstances.
8am to 7pm Monday to Thursday.
There is free parking nearby: regular bus services pass the door for Leicester, Loughborough, Nottingham, Coalville and Shepshed.
Tel: 01530 223241