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*Special offer in November £35 remote counselling 9 and 10 am weekdays available.

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About Me

Hello I'm Nicola, a qualified counsellor. My journey into this vocation started when I sought counselling due to a close bereavement I suffered. Seeing the benefits of counselling for myself and the growth I went through, made me want to retrain from a teacher to a counsellor.

Since retraining I have helped clients with varying issues and supported them to make positive changes in their lives. Providing a warm and gentle environment to foster a strong therapeutic relationship, we discuss and delve into the client's experiences

Working Together

Benefits of working with me is walking through your experiences at your own pace. Exploring the past, present, and future, identifying patterns of behaviour, thoughts, and feelings. Using authenticity and transparency, we will discuss a new way forward that will serve you a greater purpose.  Past clients are thankful that I support them to process their emotions and improve upon their self worth and consequently their self esteem.

Together, we can set an achievable goal per 6 session blocks, which would be smaller steps towards your overall goal. We will explore the difficulties you may be facing around your family, relationship, work stress, identity, anxiety, depression or self esteem and bereavement to name a few.

Past clients have seen the benefits of being able to fully explore and develop as people through, seeing a new perspective and having a determination and commitment to therapy. Examples of techniques could be around being able to explore and analyse negative thoughts and discussing where they come from then how to look at them differently. Furthermore, breathing, relaxation exercises, or communication techniques.

Sessions 

When first reaching out to me for support we will discuss and arrange an assessment session where we can both find out about each other and what your reason for counselling is at this time as well as your goals for therapy. Then, if we are both in agreement to proceed we can arrange our first session which will be the same time and day of the week. Regular counselling sessions are key to self development and change. Therefore, I see clients weekly but I do offer fortnightly sessions as well.

Every 6 sessions we will review the work and discuss the next goal of therapy. Having honest and open discussions is key to growth and building our relationship together. Therefore, I give the opportunity to discuss how you are finding the sessions and anything that you feel you would like to be different. 

Remote and Face to Face Counselling

I offer face to face Covid secure counselling in East or North London- Enfield, South Woodford or North Finchley and online counselling through video calls or telephone counselling.

How to start

Please contact me to ask any questions you may have. I aim to respond within 24 hours. I look forward to meeting you.

Training, qualifications & experience

My Training in Integrative counselling

I trained in integrative counselling specifically so that I can have the freedom to choose the techniques and models that are best suited to the clients’ requirements. These include psychodynamic, solution based, CBT, person centred, Gestalt and Transactional Analysis. Please see my website for more information.

My experience

My experience over 7 years includes working with a bereavement charity which offered over 12 sessions to clients.  A community charity which had clients with a variety of presenting issues including relationship issues, abuse, anxiety and infertility. Furthermore, I have experience of counselling in a GP NHS surgery working within a 6 session time frame. I supported people with depression, insomnia, relationship issues, anxiety, work stress, childhood related issues and domestic violence.

I have also worked within social services supporting families struggling with a range of difficulties.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Emotional Intelligence practitioner

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Fees

From £35.00 to £55.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I offer a price per session and a sliding scale. *Special offer from November 2021 weekdays 9am and 10am slots £35 online/telephone counselling only.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Flexible hours in North Finchley (N12), South Woodford (E18) AND Enfield (EN3)  as well as Remote counselling

Further information

Sliding scale for unemployed and students.  I'm offering face to face in North and East London flexible times as well as online sessions which are also flexible. No sliding scale for block booking

Enfield
Hertfordshire
EN3

London
N12

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

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 gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

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.

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Nicola Demetriou

Nicola Demetriou