Nicola Edwards BA (Hons) Counselling, Holmwood Psychotherapy
Hello,reaching out for support takes a huge amount of courage, especially when life has become overwhelming.
I am a qualified Psychodynamic & Integratively trained counsellor & psychotherapist (BA Hons) registered with the BACP. I have experience of working with a wide variety of clients over the past 8 years giving me a knowledge of many therapeutic skills to suit your individual needs.
I am down to earth & friendly, encouraging you to talk about whatever is on your mind.
I offer one to one sessions in a confidential, comfortable and safe space in my private practice in Holmwood near Dorking.
I have experience of working with many issues including
- Anxiety & stress
- Relationship & divorce
- Panic disorders
- Eating disorders
- Self esteem & confidence issues
- Body image issues
- Loss & bereavement
- Pre & Postnatal support
- Support through times of transition
- Working with adolsecents
I can help and support you to work through your issues at your own pace
Together we can think about how past experiences in life may have impacted on your ability to cope and function day to day.
Perhaps you would like to make changes in your life but are unsure where to begin, we can explore your thoughts and feelings in a non-judgmental way.
Counselling can help you to gain an understanding of yourself, ultimately increasing your happiness and confidence, bringing positive changes to your life.
Seeking counselling can be a daunting and anxiety provoking process and it is important that you feel comfortable and find the right therapist for you. In our first meeting we can gain a sense of if it feels right for us to work together, you have have no obligation to continue.
How many sessions will I need?
Everyone is different, some people come along for a few sessions others for several months or longer. During our initial meeting we can decide together what will be best for you, open-ended or a fixed number of sessions, this can be discussed at any time depending on your needs.
Appointments are once a week for 50 minutes.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered member of the British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapist (MBACP).
BA (Hons) Counselling (Greenwich University)
Dip. HE in Psychodynamic Counselling
AQA Level 3 Counselling in Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Person-Centred and Humanistic approaches.
I follow the guidelines of the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice (www.bacp.co.uk) and regularly attend therapeutic workshops and events to expand my clinical knowledge for professional development.
Some of the workshops I've attended and areas of personal interest are; Attachment theory, Anxiety, Anxiety in young people/adolescents, Compassion focused therapy, Eating disorders, Self Esteem & Body Esteem, Time limited psychodynamic therapy. Disassociation, Understanding Adolescents.
I currently work at my private practice in Holmwood, 2 miles south of Dorking, easily accessible from Guildford, Leatherhead, Brockham, Reigate, Capel & Horsham.
I also work with clients at Sutton Counselling Centre.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are £50 for a 50 minute session. A limited number of concessions are available.
Please feel free to contact me for an appointment or if you would like more information, if I'm unavailable to take your call please leave me a message and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
My practice is in Holmwood, two miles south of Dorking in a peaceful countryside setting, secure free parking is available.
The closest train station is Holmwood a 10/15 minute walk away, the villages of Brockham, Capel, Ockley & Newdigate are close by.