About me

Hello, I'm Nicky, I'm a Registered Counsellor, Health and Life Coach.

I have a relaxed approach that can help you to heal from past experiences and overcome anxiety, depression, stress so that you feel more confident, happier, and calmer. I also help you to manage long-term health conditions and disabilities so that you feel more in control of your life despite the challenges you may be facing.

My counselling technique is underpinned by the same person-centred principles, allowing you to talk freely and make decisions that work for you.

I might use metaphors, visualisations to help you express your emotions and experiences in a safe way that can also help you uncover your personal aspirations. However, how we work depends on your individual needs and focus.

Please feel free to call or email me to set up an initial session so you can get a sense of how I work before deciding to work with me.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Foundation degree in counselling inc Level 5 Science of the mind; Level 5 Counselling Fear and Sadness; Level 5 Childhood and Youth Psychology
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Diploma in Life Coaching
  • Level 3 Neuro Linguistic programming

I volunteer one day a week, counselling young adults 16+, but I mainly work in private practice as a counsellor, as well as a health coach and life coach.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Walk and talk therapy.

Walk and talk therapy has grown in popularity during the pandemic and brings a fresh approach that suits many people better than the traditional therapy route.

Longterm health problems.

I have worked with people with longterm health problems and life limiting illnessess which is naturally a very emotional experience but also throws up many practical problems and relationship challenges that we can explore together.

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Fees

From £30.00 to £45.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Free half-hour Introductory telephone conversation so you can get to know how I work and tell me a little bit about yourself before you decide to work with me.

Your sessions.

We can arrange weekly or fortnightly sessions depending on what works best for you, reviewing how sessions are going regularly so that you get the most out of our time together. No minimum or maximum number of sessions so you are free to choose what works best for you. We can review how therapy is going on a regular basis to make sure you are getting the most out of the sessions.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Out of office hours available on request.

Further information

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Blandford Forum
Dorset
DT11

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Microsoft Spaces
Whatsapp

Social

Nicky Vallance

Nicky Vallance