Nicola Barker

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BA Hons; PG Dip; MBACP Accred; Dip.Adv.Hyp.; GQHP; GHR Reg.
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Prescot, Merseyside, L34
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi and welcome. If you have found your way here it is likely that you or someone you care about are struggling right now. It can be hard to reach out for support and I will make things as easy as possible for you. 

There are many reasons why you may be experiencing difficult emotions or may be feeling overwhelmed. Together we will work through what is troubling you and I will provide you with the understanding and tools you need to help you to move forward and feel better. I provide a safe, secure and supportive environment for you to explore your issues, find solutions and develop your self-care. 

I have been helping clients for over ten years and I have experience working with a wide range of issues. However, I have a particular interest in working with anxiety, stress, self-esteem and confidence issues.

I take a holistic approach to your well-being and I will tailor all support to you.

I have a strong interest in the healing power of Nature and this forms part of my ongoing Doctoral studies. If you would like to, we can incorporate this into your therapy.

Please do get in touch for a friendly, confidential chat about your needs and options. I know that therapy can be so helpful and I am happy for you to ask questions and discuss your needs, so that you can decide on and access the support that is right for you.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I gained my PG Dip Counselling & Psychotherapy from Liverpool John Moores University.

I am an Accredited registered member of the British Association Counselling & Psychotherapy and have an Enhanced DBS.

I provide counselling, psychotherapy and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) therapy which is particularly helpful with anxiety and trauma.

I have extensive experience in a variety of areas including private practice, occupational health, EAP, rape crisis and mental health charities.

I am a clinical supervisor and hold a certificate in clinical supervision.

I have a long-standing interest in the benefits of Nature to well-being and this forms part of my ongoing Doctoral research. I provide reconnecting to Nature sessions and can also incorporate this into therapy plans.

I am also a Specialist Mental Health Mentor, providing a tailored mentoring service to college and university students who are experiencing potential barriers to their studies. This service helps them to develop relevant coping techniques and achieve their goals.

I am a qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist, registered with the General Hypnotherapy Register and I also provide an empowering and uplifting Life Coaching service.

I take a holistic approach to your well-being and am also a fully qualified Reiki Master Teacher. I provide Reiki sessions and training to all three levels of Usui Reiki.

I am a Doctoral researcher.

I am committed to on-going professional development.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP
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.

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am experienced working with a wide range of issues, however, I have a particular interest in working with anxiety, stress and confidence issues.

I provide Nature-guided therapy.

I am vegan allied.

I provide support for eco-anxiety.

I offer a number of courses and workshops. Please see my website and/or get in touch for details. www.rootsandwingstherapies.co.uk

Fees

£65.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

Fees are £65 per one hour counselling / psychotherapy session.

I am happy to have an initial chat with you about your needs and options and welcome you getting in touch.

I am a registered provider for Aviva, Vitality Health and WPA (your policy with these companies could cover the costs of therapy).

For prices of other services I provide please visit my website www.rootsandwingstherapies.co.uk 

When I work

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Flexible and evening appointments available. Please contact me for details.

Further information

Flexible and evening appointments available - please call for details.

Registered provider for Aviva, Vitality Health and WPA.

Formally based in Rainhill Village since 2014. I now provide all sessions and services via video or telephone, making it easier for you to fit your sessions into your schedule.

I am experienced working with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, occupational health, EAP, rape crisis and domestic abuse. I have a particular interest in working with anxiety, stress, self-esteem and confidence issues.

I am a member of EMDR UK and EMDR Europe.

Prescot, Merseyside, L34

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Sessions available via Microsoft Teams, Skype and telephone.

Online platforms

Microsoft Teams
Skype
Whatsapp

Supervision

Online
Phone

I am BACP Accredited with a person-centred background and a certificate in clinical supervision. I provide a safe, supportive supervision space.

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