Nicky Vallance Verified Professional Verified Professional
Verified Professional

Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.


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


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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Photos & videos


From £30.00 to £55.00
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.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Out of office hours available on request.

Further information


Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit , or contact this professional directly

Online platforms

Microsoft Spaces