Nicola Allsop BSc (Hons) Registered MBACP offering Counselling and Psychotherapy
Sometimes life can become challenging and this can leave us feeling overwhelmed, confused and struggling to cope. This in turn can affect how we feel and interact with others. I offer a safe, private space to give you the opportunity to explore and reflect on aspects of your life that maybe causing disorder and confusion. Within a setting of non-judgement and empathy you can develop ways and explore strategies to provide the changes you wish to make in your life.
I am a humanistic integrative therapist and I work from a relational perspective. This means the humanistic part of my work focuses on being open, non-judgmental and inclusive of all clients I work with. I hold a holistic view of people, encompassing mind, body and soul, as exclusion of one doesn’t create a complete picture. The integrative part of my work means I draw on different methodologies so I can offer an individual experience for each of my clients. The relational aspect of my work highlights the importance of creating a balanced working relationship.
At the moment the way I work has changed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In my practice I am able to work face-to-face as I have a self contained therapy room that is separate from my house.
To ensure safety, the room is disinfected after every client and hand sanitizer is provide at the door for your use. I ask that masks are worn when entering and exiting the room by both of us. We are able to sit 2 meters apart with a Perspex screen between us, the room is well ventilated during the session. The seating areas are covered and all coverings are washed after every use. I participate in a Covid-19 lateral flow testing scheme twice a week.
I am happy to discuss any of these procedures further.
Training, qualifications & experience
During my career as a counsellor I have worked for a number of organisations with clients that have presented with many different issues. I have experience in counselling both adults and teenagers. I offer short or long term counselling depending on your requirements and this can be discussed at the initial appointment.
Qualifications and Continued Professional Development
- BSc (Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Counselling Young People
- Safeguarding Children and Young People
- Safeguarding adults
- Working with Low Self Esteem
- Working with Eating Disorders
- Current DBS Certificate
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
- The initial assessment last for 50 minutes and is charged at £40
- Each session after that is also 50 minutes and is charged at £40
- I do offer some sessions at a reduced fee but these are limited so please ask at first point of contact
- I offer a reduced fee for student counsellors enrolled on a recognised counselling course of £30
Available Tuesday to Friday 8:30am till late