Nick Speirs MBACP, Ba (Hons), Prof Dip Couns
My name is Nick Speirs and I am an experienced professional counsellor. A simple enough statement of introduction, however for a prospective client reading this, it will hold its own significance. You will have found yourself on what might have been a long journey, carrying with you any number of thoughts, feelings and questions, in the hope that you might find an answer.
I offer a safe, calm environment in a pleasant comfortable room at my home. There you will have a confidential space where together we can begin to explore the issues, which have brought you to this point in your life.
Apart from my private practice I work at a charitable organisation helping people with mental health issues. I have a broad client base encompassing adults, adolescents and children all of whom are trying to deal with a variety of issues, whether they are relational, mental health, diagnosed or not, or any of those listed below or on my website. I work directly in the community, together within secondary and primary schools.
Finding a counsellor can be really difficult, certainly given the number alone that are listed in this directory and it is such an important decision to make. I have tried here and on my website, which I hope you will visit, to convey some of who I am as a counsellor and how I work with clients. I hope that it informs you enough to help in making your decision, whether it is to take that first step and contact me or even if you feel that you still want to continue your search. Whatever your choice it is your choice, which is important.
If you do contact me, you not be making any commitment. It would be an opportunity to discuss how you feel about coming to counselling and to initially explore the reasons that have led to this point in your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
My qualifications are that I am registered MBACP and I have a BA Honours Degree in Integrative Counselling. In this respect I work using an Assimilative Model of Integration, which simply means that I use different therapeutic theoretical practices in helping my clients resolve their issues. The theories that I use most are Person Centred, which is at its very core, together with Existentialist and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. I also have a Professional Diploma in Counselling together with other qualifications linked to Creative therapy, Safeguarding, Bereavement etc.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
I charge £40 per counselling hour which lasts 50 mins,
which would be face to face.
I offer a reduced rate of £30 for counselling students.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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