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MBACP Registered Counsellor, DipHE

About me

Hello I'm Nikki, a very warm welcome to you. I am a qualified Humanistic Counsellor with a background in working with anxiety, depression, stress and relationship difficulties. Providing a safe, confidential, warm and non judgemental space, I can help you to understand your feelings and move forwards. I offer a 30 minute free of charge telephone or online consultation. 

Looking for support can be quite daunting and you may feel apprehensive about sharing your feelings however, I would encourage you to get in touch and see if I could be the right counsellor for you. I believe the relationship between us is fundamental to supporting you in your journey. 

I am a qualified Humanistic Gestalt counsellor and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the Hampshire Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (HACP).  I am warm, approachable and relaxed with a sense of humour.  I offer a safe space to work with you confidentially always putting your needs first. I can help you to manage life's stresses and find your strengths providing a safe space for you to explore and understand your emotions. 


I offer online video and telephone sessions in addition to talking in person. 

I also offer a 30 minute online or telephone initial assessment which is free of charge where we can discuss what you would like to bring to counselling and we can assess whether it would be beneficial to work together. Once you contact me, either by email or telephone, we will agree a date and time that is suitable for you.

Training, qualifications & experience


My experience includes working with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, domestic abuse, sexual abuse, suicidal ideation, addiction, self-harm, bereavement, relationship breakdown and harassment.

​I volunteer for a charity working with people affected by crime and traumatic incidents. 

Qualifications & Training

  • Diploma Higher Education (DipHE) Humanistic Gestalt Counselling
  • ABC Diploma (Level 3) Certificate in Counselling Skill
  • Online Counselling (Level 1)
  • Advanced DBS Checked

Additional Training

  • Domestic & sexual abuse
  • ​Working with victims of crime
  • The impact of crime
  • Crime awareness
  • GDPR
  • Equality and diversity
  • Safeguarding children and young people
  • Supporting young people in dealing with bereavement and loss
  • Prevent duty training
  • Supporting young people with eating disorders
  • Supporting young people in education
  • Supporting teens to support themselves
  • Working with anxiety

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.


£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

Counselling sessions for individuals are for 50 minutes and usually take place weekly, however, this can be adjusted to suit your needs.

Fees are £45 per session.  Payment is required at each session by cash or by online banking (BACS).

Southampton, Hampshire, SO18

Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO53

Type of session

In person