Nicola Feast MBACP specialist in bereavement therapy
If you have recently experienced the death of a loved one it can be difficult to adapt to the changes that occur after loss. Grief, although normal, can manifest in various ways.
As a bereavement counsellor I can support you during this difficult time and together we can work through your thoughts and feelings. Gaining support from friends and family can ease the pain of loss, however, there are occasions that this support may not feel enough.
I have a deep understanding and knowledge of grief and have worked with various clients and a broad range of loss.
I offer a safe space in which we can break down the current difficulties. Together through therapy you can find suitable solutions to help you move forward and get back on track.
My role as a counsellor is to provide an empathic, supportive, and understanding relationship built on trust. Through this relationship and my knowledge, we would work out a solid plan for wellbeing working towards a positive outcome for you. I believe there is no greater privilege than facilitating the process of healing for someone.
I have been able to effectively help individuals suffering with anxiety and panic attacks. I have also worked the following issues: negative self-talk, family issues, anxiety, depression, self-harm, loneliness, childhood trauma and its impact, and many other areas.
I offer the time and space where we can talk and together, we can make sense of any current difficulties you may be experiencing. I feel that you should not have to live life defined by damaging and hurtful experiences of the past. Times of struggle and crisis can often offer real opportunities for personal change and can be a catalyst for reflection and self-inquiry leading to personal growth. My goal is to assist you on the therapeutic journey to a more fulfilled and happier life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained for over three years to become a qualified Person-centred therapist.
My qualifications include:
Dip in bereavement and grief, Grief recovery method training
4 Dip in therapeutic counselling
Level 3 Cert in counselling skills
Level 2 award in counselling concepts.
I have gained 2 years of experience working for an organisation that provided support and counselling for survivors of rape and sexual abuse. The service was provided for all ages and genders also providing support for families and partners of survivors as the impact of abuse can be far reaching. This work has left me with a knowledge of trauma and the impact of trauma on the emotional and physical well being. I have furthered this knowledge with gaining insight on how to heal after trauma.
My Dip in bereavement and grief not only covers death but also loss. This loss includes end of friendships, loss through retirement, empty nest syndrome and loss of spouse through divorce.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial assessment of twenty minutes free.
Available online and face to face.
50 Minute sessions £40
Couples counselling £60
Concessions offered for
My room is located in Autumn Park Business centre near Grantham Town Centre. It is a secure facility that has a manned reception. Upon arrival you will be asked to sign in and then directed to my room. Free parking is available on sight.