Nicky Bell Registered MBACP
Counselling for Women.
I feel very strongly about supporting women through the challenges life can bring, be it bereavement, separation, relationships, crisis, transition or menopausal issues.
These challenges can bring anxiety, depression, grief, isolation and other deeply uncomfortable feelings. I create a supportive, confidential environment fostering an inquiry into a deeper understanding of oneself and ones experiences, offering the potential to make sense of the uncomfortable feelings as well as unravelling old patterns that may no longer serve.
I work with women of all ages and have worked closely with a lot of teenage girls who find themselves struggling with the pressures of growing up, many suffering from anxiety and depression and all that brings for them. I have also had the privilege of working closely with The Green Funeral Company supporting many through the process of immense grief. I have been deeply inspired whilst working with women through the menopause, a time in a womans life that can often cause ripples and sometimes waves in all areas of life. This amount of change can benefit immensely from emotion support and a deeper inquiry into self awareness.
I feel that women need other womens support and understanding in times of distress and transition.
My training is in Integrative Counselling which puts the client in the centre pulling on a wealth of therapeutic knowledge, practices and skills. I work creatively, by this I mean I stay open the individuals way of expressing themselves whilst meeting their unique therapeutic and emotional needs.
My enquiry into supporting women is constantly enriched by having a daughter myself. As well as the counselling training I have journeyed deeply with, and supported, groups of women exploring feminine archetypes and their distortions.
I have a private practice in Totnes.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced diploma in Integrative counselling
Womens Initiatiory Journey-with Elisabeth Joseph-Serra
Private counselling practice in Dartington. Totnes and Torquay
Co-facilitator of womens workshops on Self-parenting and The Menopause
Co-founder of Torbay Talking Therapy
Counsellor for The Green Funeral Compapany
Co-facilitator for Eye Shine
Counsellor with the Youth Enquiry Service
Counsellor with The Big Blue
Assistant Elisabeth Joseph-Serra on Womens Initiatory Journey
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Child birth Trauma
£40 per hour long session
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client