Nick Dear PGDip. BSc. MBACP

Nick Dear    PGDip.  BSc.  MBACP

Unit 5
Victoria Court
Kent Street

103 High Street
Burton Upon Trent
DE14 1LL

07539 290615

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About me

Hello.  My name is Nick.  I am a professional psychodynamic counsellor with a private practice in both Burton Upon Trent and Nottingham.  My background is within the voluntary sector, where I am a respected and valued member of a counselling team.  Previously, I have 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 yet challenging where appropriate.  I am a member of the BACP Register which is accredited by the Dept. of Health and I work within the guidelines set by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.

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 him?  Will I feel comfortable enough to say what I really think without feeling judged?  Will he understand me?  Will he 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 is 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 to reduce conflict and ease symptoms so that you can gain a deeper understanding of yourself, which helps to 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

Introduction to Safeguarding Children  - Nottingham City Council.

I hold a current CRB check.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


Daytime and Evening Appointments are available.

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

Further information

In Burton Upon Trent, my counselling room is on the High Street, ground floor level.
In Nottingham, my counselling room is on Kent Street in the City Centre.

Both rooms are within a short walking distance of car parks and bus stops.

Maps & Directions

Nottingham, NG1 3LZ
Burton Upon Trent, DE14 1LL

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Daytime and Evening appointments are available from 9am - 8pm. Saturday appointments are available from 9am - Noon.