Nicky Adams

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MBACP, BA(Hons) Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Supervisor
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 & Leamington Spa CV31
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi I'm Nicky, welcome to my profile. I WORK WITH YOUNG PEOPLE AGED 11+, ADULTS AND COUPLES. I am a fully qualified, accredited Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Supervisor. I believe we can all at times feel angry, sad, worried or anxious and this is perfectly normal. However, life can change quickly, creating a range of emotions that can sometimes feel overwhelming and difficult to navigate. During these times, having the opportunity to talk openly and freely with someone outside of our social network, can often help us make sense of our thoughts and feelings. Counselling can support us through difficult times and through self exploration move towards a more positive and enjoyable life.

Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed or anxious? Are you experiencing issues with your confidence? Do you feel depressed, have relationship issues or are trying to cope with loss or bereavement? Or maybe you are not at ease with your life and the direction it is going. Whatever struggles you are finding difficult, counselling offers a confidential, neutral space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings.

I have been working with young people and adults for over 20 years. Initially as a Youth Worker, working with young people with a range of emotional and social difficulties, then as a Secondary School Teacher. I later trained as an Integrative Counsellor / Psychotherapist. I have extensive experience of working with anxiety and I have run a range of group sessions on anxiety, self confidence, and resilience building with adults and young people. I have also worked as a Tutor on an Accredited Degree Level Counselling Course. 

Attending counselling can help people overcome many issues and pressures and gain greater control over their life. Exploring some of our thoughts, beliefs, feelings and behaviours can help us tackle a range of issues including anxiety, phobias, depression and relationship difficulties.

As an Integrative counsellor, I use a range of therapeutic approaches and techniques to relieve emotional distress and help you find solutions as soon as possible.

I offer both short term and long term therapy for YOUNG PEOPLE, ADULTS AND COUPLES. I see clients in person or online. Working online has opened up the opportunity to work nationally. 

I provide supervision for counsellors.

I offer counselling from my private practices in Stratford Upon Avon and Leamington Spa.

If life is a struggle at the moment, contact me and we can work together to help resolve your issues and make life happier.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Advanced Professional Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling, Level 6
  • Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills
  • Single Session Integrated CBT (SSI-CBT)
  • BPS Approved CBT for Child and Adolescent Disorders
  • BPS Approved Certificate in Clinical Supervision
  • Counselling Tutor
  • Mindfulness For Stress
  • Counselling For Couples
  • PGCE Post Graduate Certificate in Education
  • Diploma in Youth Studies
  • BA (Hons) Degree in Applied Community and Youth Studies
  • DBS Checked

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

In addition to the areas of counselling already highlighted, I specialise in working with young people aged 11+  with a range of issues. Please visit my website for further information.

I also provide Supervision for Counsellors.

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£75.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • WPA

Additional information

My fees are £75.00 per session for Children, Young People and Adults

Telephone and On-line sessions are £75.00

Couples Counselling sessions are £95.00

All appointments are for ONE hour.

A reduction in price can be made for those currently working towards a counselling qualification.

Accepted payment methods are: cash, bank transfer.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Daytime and evening appointments available, please ask

Further information

I work in accordance with the National Counselling Society Ethical Principles and Code of Professional Conduct.

Lifeways, 30 Albany Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6PG

The Cloisters, Lower Leam Street, Leamington Spa, CV31 1DJ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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