Nick Dear PGDip. BSc. MBACP
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.
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.
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
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
Daytime and Evening Appointments are available.
Individual appointments - £40 per session
Initial session - £20
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.