Nicki Figgins

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Fareham, Hampshire, PO16
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

We sometimes struggle and feel unable to cope. Difficult feelings such as unhappiness, loss, anxiety, anger, shame, guilt and low self-esteem can impact heavily on our well-being. Sometimes, we just feel stuck — our life is not how we want it to be. It can be daunting to ask for help but counselling provides the opportunity to work through such feelings without judgement or criticism to help guide you through overwhelming issues. It can be key to helping you get your life back on track, as well as enabling you to develop the tools to deal more effectively with future challenges and to make more insightful decisions.

I am a qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor providing professional counselling and psychotherapy to individuals aged 18 and over. I run my private practice from a comfortable and professional setting in Fareham, Hampshire and I will also be able to offer counselling sessions from Havant, Hampshire - details to be provided soon.

My foundation is Psychodynamic but I adopt an integrative approach, drawing from different models to provide a tailored approach to suit your needs. The changes are long lasting, as we would explore the root causes of your struggles and aim to work through them, rather than just trying to manage the resulting symptoms or 'paper over the cracks'.

Training, qualifications & experience

​I have experience working with adults from across a wide sector of the community who present with a range of issues including:

• Family, parenting & relationship issues
• Self-esteem issues
• Self-harm
• Aggression & violence
• Suicidal thoughts
• Sexuality
• Anger
• Panic & panic attacks
• Anxiety & stress
• Body image
• Child & adolescent issues
• Depression
• Eating & food issues
• Emotional abuse
• Grief, loss & bereavement
• Bullying

Qualifications and Training:

• Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (British Association of Counselling &              Psychotherapy Accredited)

• Time Focussed Therapy - including theory and skills drawn from Brief Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Analytical Therapy (CAT) and Transpersonal Therapy

• Assessment of Clients for Counselling

• BA (Hons) Degree in English and Classical Studies

Professional Registration

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and I adhere to their Ethical Framework and Standards within my own practice.
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The BACP is a professional body representing counselling and psychotherapy and works towards the provision of an exemplary standard of therapeutic practice. The register of counsellors and psychotherapists is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.

I hold professional liability and indemnity insurance and adhere to the professional requirement to attend regular clinical supervision, which ensures I provide the best service possible to my clients.

Member organisations

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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£50.00 per session

Additional information

Individuals Counselling:

Initial Consultation: £50
Subsequent Sessions: £50

Couples Counselling:

Initial Consultation: £90
Subsequent Sessions: £90

All sessions last for 50 minutes, unless an increased session duration is mutually agreed.

Further information

I provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space where you will be able to discuss the problems and issues you are struggling with. The work may well involve exploring uncomfortable thoughts and feelings, however,  you are in control of the pace of the work and it may take time before you feel able to discuss the distressing feelings you are experiencing. I will listen intently and support you unconditionally, helping you feel able to speak openly and honestly as you to move towards a better understanding of yourself and your situation.

​If you decide you may want to work with me, we would meet initially to discuss the problems you are struggling with and your expectations from counselling, and to make sure you feel comfortable before deciding to move forwards. You may feel lost or hopeless but talking in a focused way can really help you get clarity on what needs changing.

Fareham, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Nicki Figgins
Nicki Figgins