Nicola Fraser BA (Hons), MBACP
Sometimes we struggle with what life throws at us and it can feel confusing and overwhelming. Counselling can provide the support and space to help you explore what may be troubling you. I aim to provide a warm, confidential and non-judgmental environment where you can feel safe to share what has brought you to counselling; this can also provide the opportunity for you to express genuine feelings and to be who you really are without being criticised.
How I work
I believe that the counselling relationship is an important aspect of healing where you can be reflective, feel cared for and listened to. Together, we can work towards helping you to gain insight and awareness into yourself and your relationships, and to gain an understanding of the patterns of your life. Making links to the past and coming to terms with what may be troubling you can provide the opportunity for our natural ability for growth and development.
I offer both short-term and longer term open-ended counselling depending on what you might need. I offer regular reviews; usually every 6 weeks to reassess where we are and also the way forward
Training, qualifications & experience
I work in my private practice in Claygate. Alongside my private practice, I manage and provide counselling to Students at a London University. I have experience working with vulnerable young Mums, supporting them through their difficulties and struggles of everyday life, along with mentoring disadvantaged young people.
I have a BA Hons degree in Integrative Relational Counselling which means that I draw on a variety of theories to support my work. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and am guided by the BACP Code of Ethics.
To ensure that I am doing the best I can to support you, I am committed to ongoing professional development, and receive regular supervision from a senior practitioner.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Any enquiries about counselling are dealt with in confidence by e-mail and by phone. If you decide that you want to have an initial meeting, I can arrange a session where we can look at what has brought you to seek counselling and what it might involve.