Nicky Daly

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MBACP BSc Hons Psych, Dip Couns & Psychotherapy, Ct Gr Analy
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Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE12
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About me


On our own, we can go round and round in circles, trying to find the light at the end of the tunnel, or the magic wand that will suddenly make everything feel better. What we really need, when this happens, is to talk with someone who can help us to ground ourselves again, help us to think things through, make plans, learn techniques and tools to help us cope, and help us to join things up and make some sense of why we're feeling this way.

struggling with difficult feelings such as fear, depression, anxiety, panic, stress, grief, anger? Do you feel like you are going around in circles and can't see a light at the end of the tunnel?

Struggling on our own it can be difficult to see a way forward and hard to believe that anyone else might understand or be able to help.

Taking that step to ask for help can be a frightening one, but it can also be the beginning of stepping out of that circle and finding a different perspective.

The fact that you are reading this says something. That maybe:

1. You recognise something is wrong and are looking for a solution.
2. You don't feel great, but are unsure what the problem is and would like some help to work out what's wrong and move forward.
3. You feel stuck and would like something to change and are looking for help to make it different

Maybe you've tried medication, but feel it hasn't help as much as you'd hoped and would like to try something else instead?

Maybe you suffer from over thinking and feel anxious a low a lot of the time, leaving you feeling overwhelmed and hopeless?

Maybe you are struggling to get past some difficult experience in the past, which feels hard to forget and forgive?

Maybe you have difficulties getting on with people, making life feel hard and you feeling unable to be who you want to be?

Maybe life feels joyless and without much purpose or good things to look forward to?

Maybe you would like help to find some stillness, calm and steadiness in what feels like a frantic world?

Maybe you feel trapped in a difficult relationship and want some help?

Maybe you are struggling to deal with the loss of a loved one?

Maybe you've tried a traditional talking therapy approach and would like to explore creative, imaginative transpersonal methods to access narratives and emotions that feel out of reach from our rational minds?

What Can I offer you.

Help identifying ways forward: Sometimes we can't see beyond our own perception of what is possible until someone else helps us step outside and see things afresh.

Help to take that all important step forward with support.

Help you make sense of and unravel the difficulties you're struggling with.

Who am I?

My name is Nicky Daly and I work in a joint counselling/psychotherapy practice with a fellow psycotherapist. I offer confidential, individual counselling/therapy, both short and long term, from my private practise in Shepshed, just 3 minutes drive from J23 of the M1. As a practise we offer short and long term therapy for individuals, couples, children and young people.

I have been a therapist for 18 years. My approach draws from an integrated mix of Psychodynamic, Humanistic, Transpersonal and Internal Family Systems (IFS).

What does that mean? It means that I offer an holistic approach to working with your whole experience, mind, body and spirit. And an invitation to have a deeper relationship with yourself and the world, through addressing how our past experiences influence our perceptions and can leave us feeling disconnected from our 'Selves', leading to chronic anxiety, depression and self loathing. Relying on a myriad of coping strategies to numb the discomfort and survive. 

Simply that we are the sum total of all we have known, and that making sense of why we feel the way we do is every bit as important as learning techniques to manage it.  Which can open up pathways to greater creativity and freedom. If you like, I believe that it's better to heal the wound than to put a sticking plaster over it, and that it's this that makes the difference to the outcome, and whether change is lasting or not. 

I work with individuals and have interest and experience supporting people with the following difficulties -

My areas of experience and interest include:-
Depression/low mood
Stress/burnout/Work Life Balance
Stress at work
Struggling to find peace calm and inner stillness
Feeling stuck and wishing there was more to life

Relationship difficulties/Affairs
Abusive relationships
Difficulties relating to other people
Family issues

Managing change
Grief and Loss.
Low self esteem
Confidence building
Problems dating back to childhood and adolescence
Spiritual development and crisis.
Chronic Fatigue/ME
Carer issues

Please contact me for a chat and to make an initial appointment.

I adhere to the BACP's ethical code.

Training, qualifications & experience


Registered General Nurse - South Manchester School of Nursing

Human Psychology BSc Hons 2.1 - Loughborough University

Diploma in Contemporary Psychodynamic Counselling & Psychotherapy : Distinction - Leicester University

Training Therapist: Oxford University Post Grad Dip/ Masters in Psychodynamic Practise and Studies.

Foundation Certificate in Group Analysis - East Midlands Institute of Group Analysis

Professional Transpersonal Coaching Psychology Certificate. - Alef Trust  (John Moores Liverpool University)

I have 5 years experience as a trainer in the Voluntary Sector writing and running psycho educational courses for families supporting someone with severe mental illness.

I am a training therapist for the University of Oxfords Masters in Psychodynamic Studies. If you are applying to train at Oxford University,  please contact me to discuss working together.

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I trained with the Alef Trust as a Transpersonal Coaching Psychologist and have a keen interest in consciousness and Non Duality studies and work with transpersonal issues, including:

Spiritual awakening experience and breakdown related to spiritual experiences. 

Near death experiences 

High sensitivity around people and places.

Unusual experiences, such as telepathy. 

Unusual, un explained experiences around death and loss. 

 Please message me if you wish to discuss an experience you would like help with. 

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£60.00 per session

Additional information

Individual counselling/therapy - £60 per 50 minute session
Initial sessions last for 1 hour and are charged at £60

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I offer both daytime and evening sessions Monday to Thursday. 

Further information

As I am unable to answer my phone when working, please leave a brief message, with your name and telephone number, on the confidential answering machine and I will get back to you the same day, or within 24 hours.

Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE12

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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