About me

Hello.  My name is Nick.  I am an experienced professional counsellor with a private practice in Nottingham.  My background is within the voluntary sector and I have previously been Clinical Manager of a large counselling organisation.  In the past, I have also worked for both the Samaritans and Nightline, the university emotional support service.  I offer one-to-one counselling sessions on either a short or long term basis.  I am warm yet focused; supportive but challenging where appropriate.  I am a Registered member of the BACP which is accredited by the Dept. of Health and I work within the guidelines set by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.  During the pandemic, I am working either by Zoom or phone.

About Counselling

Deciding to ask for help from a counsellor can be a rather daunting step to take.  Not only does it mean accepting that you have difficulties, but also many questions may come to mind about the counselling process.  What will the counsellor be like?  Can I trust them?  Will I feel comfortable enough to say what I really think without feeling judged?  Will they understand me?  Will they be able to help me?  There are many questions and they are all natural and normal to think.

From the initial contact, I can help guide you through this process so that in the first session, which I charge at half price, you'll feel able to make an informed choice about whether counselling feels right for you at the present time.

Counselling enables you to talk openly about yourself so that you can explore your feelings and thoughts in a safe, confidential environment.  The aims of counselling can be different for each person.  Some people may need support whilst others may need to to identify the roots of their difficulties and to find ways to resolve them.  We will work together at the pace that feels right for you which will enable you to reduce conflict and ease symptoms so that you can gain a deeper understanding of yourself, so that you can bring about positive change in your life.

Training, qualifications & experience

Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)

PGDip in Psychodynamic Counselling

Dilpoma of Supervision

I hold a current CRB check.

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
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

Additional information

Daytime and Evening Appointments are available.

Individual appointments -  £40 per session
Initial session - £20

Availability

Daytime and Evening appointments are available from 9am - 7pm.

Further information

My counselling room is on Kent Street in the City Centre. and is accessible to wheelchairs users.  It is also within a short walking distance of car parks and bus stops.

Unit 5
Victoria Court
Kent Street
Nottingham
NG1 3LZ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS checked
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

Hi. I am a qualified Clinical Supervisor based in Nottingham and I offer supervision to individuals. During the pandemic, I work by video or phone.

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Nick Dear

Nick Dear