Hello, I'm Nick, a counsellor working indoors in Chippenham and outdoors near the village of Ford. Using a gentle, deep and broad Humanistic approach, I work with individual adults (18+) towards helping find relief from suffering and an increased sense of well-being.
I imagine you're browsing this site because, right now, there's something in your life that needs attention. This may be a temporary, short-term, issue or a part of something much wider and deeper.
It may be that you're struggling to understand what's happening for you and/or that you're finding it difficult to manage your feelings right now. Perhaps you'd like to find new perspectives towards realising change for yourself; towards a greater inner sense of confidence and meaning as you look to the future.
My training, experience and life experiences inform my approach, emphasising to me the value of allowing and expressing our feeling, of finding a level of acceptance and of realising our own inner power. They emphasise that we all need to feel we matter, belong and that our lives have meaning. Towards this, they allow that we are only Human: we all hurt at times and that, perhaps, our often painful feelings can guide us through towards something more...
Embracing the above, I offer a safe, gentle and compassionate space to be with, and share, your circumstances and feeling: to connect with another. I can offer long and short-term places, depending upon your needs and preferences.
I can offer indoor and outdoor ways of working. I work indoors from my practice in the centre of Chippenham and outdoors from private land near the village of Ford. If outdoor work may interest you, you can watch my brief video below, visit my website, or contact me directly anytime to learn more.
If you feel you may like to consider working with me, please feel free to contact me. We would usually set up a 50-minute initial session at my practice in Chippenham to explore what's around for you, explore how you hope counselling might help and get a better feel for one another. If you believe you'd like to continue with me, we can set up a way of working from there.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and Qualifications:
Foundation Degree in Humanistic, Integrative Counselling.
Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
Level 4 Diploma in Humanistic, Integrative Counselling.
Certificate in Wild Therapy (Embodied Relational Therapy).
I am an accredited member of the BACP (Certificate no. 201118)
I have full professional liability insurance.
I regularly attend Continuing Professional Development training.
4 years with Cruse Bereavement Care: 1-1 work and facilitating groups.
1 year with 'Help Counselling' in Trowbridge as a volunteer counsellor.
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.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Outdoor, Wild Therapy: See above for details.