Nicki Richardson BACP Accred.
I use an Integrative approach to counselling for couples and individuals. I believe that the relationship between myself and my client is intrinsic to the process of therapy. Beginning therapy can be nerve wracking so I am happy to answer any questions over the phone and to answer even more in the first session when we can decide if we want to work together.
I specialise in post abortion and pregnancy loss counselling. I can also help with a wide variety of issues including generalised anxiety, bereavement, relationship problems and work related issues.
Knowing that everybody is unique I am flexible in my approach and am happy to offer a set number of sessions or for therapy to be open ended.
Face-to-face sessions will be at least weekly and will last for fifty minutes.
I also offer professional supervision to counselling practitioners.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Diploma qualified counsellor and I have been in private practice for over fifteen years counselling couples and individuals for a wide variety of issues.
In my capacity as a counselling trainer I have taught students from basic listening skills through to Diploma level. I also deliver workshops for continuing professional development.
I am a qualified supervisor to counselling practitioners.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Supervision for counselling practitioners.
£50.00 per session, £60.00 for couples.
Supervision £75.00 for 1 1/2 hours.
Monday to Friday, daytimes and evenings. Weekends if desperate but moving to regular weekday sessions.
I can usually offer an appointment within three days. Sessions can be arranged Monday to Friday daytime or evening. Weekend sessions may be available for one off appointments.