Nicki Dowd

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Bsc (Hons), PG Dip, MBACP, MSc, Diploma in Supervision
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HENFIELD, West Sussex, BN5
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

There are times in everyone's lives when they feel that they could benefit from some support. Perhaps you are feeling depressed or anxious, struggling to cope with life in general or just 'stuck'. Counselling provides the availability of time and space in order for you to explore any problems you may be encountering in your daily life or any issues that may be troubling you from the past.

My style of working allows the counselling to be unique to you and focused on your life experiences. I specialise in providing a warm, non judgmental environment, enhanced with empathy and integrity in order to support you in your understanding of yourself.

I aim to establish a therapeutic relationship which will enable you to examine your feelings and work towards improving your well being. By providing a safe and confidential environment I am able to help you to enhance your sense of control and choice over your life.

Often if you are struggling with a particular issue or decision just a few sessions are enough for you to have a clearer picture of your problem and to decide on what course of action you may wish to take. However, for more deep rooted or complicated issues longer term counselling, may be required.

I work mainly with adults, couples and young people aged 15 and over.

I offer a free, no obligation, initial consultation in order that I can get to know a little bit about you and you may ask any questions you may have. If you would like to know more or wish to book a free introductory, no obligation consultation please contact me today to arrange an appointment.

Training, qualifications & experience

MSc in Counselling & Psychotherapy
Post Graduate Diploma in Humanistic Therapeutic Counselling, University of Brighton
BSc (Hons,) in Psychology, University of Sussex
Ascentis Certificate in Bereavement Care
Pre Diploma in Counselling Certificate


I have a wide experience working with many different client groups. In addition to working in private practice in Henfield I also work for other counselling agencies. I have gained specific training and experience in the field of bereavement and continue to work as a bereavement support volunteer with a local charity. I also work for an independent counselling organisation based in Southwick which supports clients who are working through issues such as abuse, relationship problems, addictions, low self esteem and anxiety.

As a qualified counsellor I am a member of the BACP and therefore adhere to their code of ethics. I am also CRB checked.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Fees (per 50 mins session)
I offer a free initial 30 minute consultation in order that I can get to know a little bit about you and you may ask any questions you may have. This will enable us to decide if we want to begin working together. Each session lasts 50 minutes and is usually the same time each week.

Payment by cash or cheque at the beginning of each session or by weekly standing order; this can be discussed at the initial consultation.

Standard counselling rate £50,
Couples work £60,
Student Rate £40,

I do understand that money can be tight and therefore, in addition to this I also have limited concessionary appointments for people who are on a low income or experiencing financial difficulty.

When I work

Mornings:- Monday to Saturday Afternoons:- Monday to Thursday Evenings:- Monday to Wednesday

Further information

I offer weekend and evening appointments. if you have any questions please feel free to contact me in confidence today to arrange a free, no obligation initial appointment.

HENFIELD, West Sussex, BN5

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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In person

My philosophy of supervision is that it is a contracted arrangement between a supervisor and supervisee, within which the supervisee feels supported whilst they discuss, in depth, their work with clients.

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