If you're here, your probably finding life tough at the moment. Perhaps Covid and its ramifications have really got you down? or maybe you're anxiety levels are going through the roof? You may be wondering what's happening in your relationships? Perhaps you've suffered a bereavement? or maybe something disturbing has happened that you just need to talk through. You don't have to be ill to seek therapy but it can help you find the path you want to be on in your life. If you come to see me, together we will find ways to alleviate your distress, understand what's going on and how, with awareness, things can change.
My name is Nicola Bradshaw. I am a warm and enthusiastic humanistic counsellor with a creative and playful approach. I am incredibly passionate about my work and I will give you a safe and confidential space to unburden your worries, and be super attentive and attune to your feelings, thoughts and concerns. Whether it is any of the above, or something completely different, together we can start to unravel whatever troubles you.
I can offer sessions online by zoom or telephone, or as we walk and talk in the outdoors (Walk and Talk therapy). I can also offer sessions at an office within my private practice situated in the village of Y Felinheli, Gwynedd, North Wales.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist and a registered member of the BACP ( British association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). I completed a BA HONS in Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Salford in 2019.
My specialities include working with Depression and Anxiety as a result of Bereavement and Loss- in its many forms. I have extensive experience in working with a wide variety of clients and presenting issues.
I work in a integrative way that is tailored to the needs of the person and my approach is facilitative rather than directive. I draw on aspects of Person Centred theory, Existential, Gestalt, CBT, and Humanistic Therapies. I offer to make you feel truly listened to without judgement and support you with care. Contact me to book your free fifteen minute consultation and see how we may work through your issues.
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
Free initial telephone session
Online/Telephone/ Walk and Talk/Face to Face in Private office (Y Felinheli)- £35-40 - I offer a sliding scale and invite you to choose what feels fair for you.
Discounts for block bookings of more than four sessions and some concessions available to those on a low income. Please feel free to discuss your individual circumstances with me.