Nicky Stone BA(hons) Adv.dip TA (Psych) Registered MBACP
As an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor I believe that we all have the capacity to enjoy good mental health and well being. To achieve this we may need to talk to someone who is trained to help us make sense of things. If you are thinking about seeing a counsellor or psychotherapist it is important to find the right person to help you. For this reason I provide an assessment session for which there is no charge, afterwards you can choose to stay for your first therapy session or go away and think about whether you want to make an appointment for another time or choose another therapist.
I have been working in private practice for several years and also part time as a student counsellor at a large FE college. I think that in our frantic modern lives, where everyone seems to have an opinion, we rarely feel properly listened to or really heard by anyone else. Being able to talk to another person in confidence, in a safe place, who will not make any judgements about you or your situation can be really helpful and bring you great relief.
I work hard to help people find ways to alleviate their distress as quickly as possible so that they can get on with living their lives in a more satisfying way. I am trained in ‘Brief and Time Focussed’ work and commit to longer term therapy when necessary. I am a Transactional Analysis Psychotherapist, and work carefully to tailor the therapy for each person, finding the most helpful ways of working for each individual or couple.
You can contact me by text or email to make an appointment or call and leave a message to say when would be a good time for me to call you back.
My office is in Falmouth with free parking. It is 10 mins walk from Falmouth Moor and only 3 mins walk from the bus stop for the main routes between Falmouth - Penryn Campus - Truro, Camborne and Penzance.
The railway station is only 10 mins walk away.
I am available 7.30am-7.30pm on Monday to Friday
My fee for individual sessions is £45. Couples £60. Sessions are for 60 minutes. (Concessions may be available for students and those with low incomes.)
I take regular supervision with a highly experienced Psychotherapist and TSTA (Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst) as is required by the BACP and other regulating bodies. I am a registered member of the BACP and abide by their code of ethics.
What I know is that sometimes life can be confusing and frustrating, it can feel pointless or very scary. Our problems can just keep getting us down, making us feel depressed and miserable, angry and unable to cope. We may be troubled by past experiences or unhelpful behaviours. We may experience acute anxiety, panic, trauma, loss, abandonment, violence or feel trapped in a situation not of our own making. Sometimes we can be angry with ourselves or somebody else. We can often feel ashamed, humiliated or even that our problems are too trivial to talk about. I truly believe that, ‘a problem shared is a problem halved’. However big or small your problem seems, it helps to talk with someone who is trained to listen and to help you unravel it and then in turn, to help you make the changes you need to make.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold an Advanced Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy and have a first degree in the arts.
I have been in Private Psychotherapy and Counselling Practice since 2011 and a part-time student counsellor at a large Further Education college since 2010.
I have worked -
- for Arts for Health, facilitating workshops for people with long term depression.
- as a pottery teacher for groups suffering depression and mental health problems.
- as a mentor for Cornwall Crafts Association, coaching crafts practitioners.
- as a teacher in secondary schools and colleges running high level ceramic workshops dealing with body image and self esteem.
I am a mindfulness practitioner, working one to one with clients experiencing anxiety, stress, depression, anger management issues, chronic pain and ill health.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Stress and Anxiety
Living away from home
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME and Fibromyalgia
Long term, enduring depression
I am available Monday to Friday, &.30am - 7.30pm
My fee for individual sessions is £45. Couples £60. (Sessions are for 60 minutes)
(Concessions may be available for students and those with low incomes.)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available 7.30am to 7.30pm Monday to Friday
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|