About me

I have been running a private practice from home for the last six years.

My experience has included supporting individuals and couples with:

  • depression and low mood
  • anxiety
  • unhelpful/unhealthy patterns of behaviour
  • the challenges of maintaining a healthy partnership/marriage
  • relationship breakdown/estrangement
  • Parenting
  • loss/death
  • life changing experiences
  • redundancy
  • family difficulties
  • unhelpful relationships with food/drugs/alcohol

Training, qualifications & experience

Post graduate Diploma Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling with The Bridge Pastoral Foundation

Registered Member BACP

Counselling on line: a Coronavirus Primer (training)

Running a private practice from home in Pangbourne, Berkshire, working with couples, young adults and adults.

Previous experience: East Berkshire Mental Health: group work with border-line personality disorder clients

Counsellor with Riverside Counselling in Henley-on-Thames: working as a volunteer psychotherapist with adults and young people

Secondary School Counsellor in South Oxfordshire working with children aged 13-15

No 5 Youth Counselling in Reading - working with young people aged 11-19

Member organisations


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.


Additional information

Session fee (50 mins): individual £60

Session fee (50 mins): couples or families £75


Monday - Friday 8.30am - 9.00pm


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.


Nicola Bell

Nicola Bell