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Nicky Callus Registered Member MBACP (Accred.)

Burgess Hill, West Sussex, RH15
07851 732 134 07851 732 134
Burgess Hill, West Sussex, RH15

About me

Hello and welcome to my profile.

I am an experienced, qualified counsellor, fully insured and an Accredited Member of the BACP, offering counselling to adults and couples.

I work from my office in Burgess Hill, in a private, peaceful setting.

For me, counselling is a mature means of providing good housekeeping for body, mind and emotions, especially during times when we are experiencing some kind of disturbance or difficulty. 

I offer a safe, confidential, and non-judgemental space to explore your particular situation.  My approach is integrative, allowing me to draw from a range of models to provide the individual attention you require.

My areas of work include:-

Anxiety and Depression
These are fluctuating personal experiences that sometimes can have a major negative effect on our quality of life. Counselling can help build the inner resources necessary to manage anxiety and depression, resources such as resilience and self awareness, and personalised ways to manage unhelpful mindsets.

Relationship Issues - Individual and Couples
Difficulty in relationship is common. How we experience others can be influenced by many things including childhood experience, fixed views and expectations we may hold about ourselves and others, lifestyle, and of course a myriad of changes that we humans experience throughout the course of our lives. Uncovering and attending to unmet needs, to patterns of relating and a willingness to strive to communicate in a more conscious way all help towards greater skill and satisfaction in relationship.

Couples counselling work is not about blame and taking sides; ultimately it involves moving away from head-to-head communication and towards a genuine connection at the heart level.

Bereavement and loss
As a volunteer hospice counsellor for six years, I supported people struggling with the death of loved ones, and also people who were facing their own end of life experiences. 

Loss touches many areas as we go through the life cycle, such as health, youth, status, physical and mental agility. Beliefs, hopes, dreams and faith can be challenged. Pain of the loss of love and relationship can be a major cause of suffering. 

Sometimes we turn to external substances to medicate away our pain....

Substance dependancy
Working formerly with Sussex Alcohol and Substance Use Services based at a local GP surgery, I have supported people who have struggled mainly with alcohol dependency.  Many such people are often high functioning, professional, family men and women, with good friends, on the surface showing little sign of their deepening relationship with alcohol.  They often come to counselling prompted by a particular incident such as loss of their driving licence, or the threat of job loss, or an ultimatum from a partner, or a health issue.

Eating Disorders
Some people find that eating rules their lives. They are fixated on body shape and weight. They may eat in secret, or yoyo diet, weight cycle, binge and purge. Sometimes people resolve the issue in its early stages. At other times, they come to counselling after many years of struggling alone with their eating difficulties. Isolation, depression, anxiety, poor body image, low self esteem, relationship difficulties are often companions to living obsessively with food.


Finally..
The counselling relationship is private, professional and finite. It has the potential to create valuable, life enhancing changes. I appreciate you might find taking the first step challenging. If you would like to get in touch with me, please e-mail or telephone; I am happy to respond to any queries you may have about my practice, or what to expect from counselling.  From there, if you like, we can arrange an initial appointment at a time suitable for you.

Wishing you all the best

Nicky Callus

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and abide by their Ethical Framework and Code of Practice.

Qualifications include:-

Certificate in Duo Counselling, a Systemic Approach to family and couples counselling

Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling

Foundation Year Certificate in Transactional Analysis Theory

Diploma in Eating Disorders with the National Centre For Eating Disorders

Certificate in Trauma Counselling and Therapy

Certificate in Couple Counselling Using the Arts

NVQ2 Adult Social Care


I have further training and experience with the following agencies:-

Sussex Alcohol and Substance Misuse Service - working from GP surgery

St Peters and St James Hospice

The Information Shop for Young People

Counselling skills training with 'beat', national eating disorders organisation

Hastings & Rother Counselling Services

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

For individual counselling my fee is £45 per 50 minute appointment.

A reduced fee of £40 per 50 minute appointment is available if you are a student counsellor in training.

For couples counselling, I charge £60 per 60 minute appointment.

If you are unsure about counselling, I can offer a free half hour chat over the phone. 

Further information

In Burgess Hill I am located within walking distance from both Burgess Hill and Wivelsfield train stations, and am also on the local bus route.

If my mobile phone diverts to the messaging service, please leave your details or text me and I will return your inquiry usually within a few hours. I check my e-mails daily.

Burgess Hill
West Sussex
RH15

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

I tend to keep weekends free. I work Monday to Friday daytime and early evening.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Nicky Callus Registered Member MBACP (Accred.)

Nicky Callus Registered Member MBACP (Accred.)