Hello my name is Nicola and I am a qualified person-centred counsellor. I am currently offering online and telephone counselling. When covid-19 restrictions are eased, I will also be offering face to face counselling in Skipton.
Counselling can help with a range of issues.
Talking to someone in a safe space without judgement can help you to make sense of how you are feeling while gaining greater self-awareness and self-acceptance. This can support you in making positive changes within yourself, your life or your relationships.
Can you relate to any of the following?
-feeling depressed or anxious?
-feeling like you are not good enough?
-work stress or stress at home?
-overwhelming sadness due to the loss of a loved one?
-issues from the past that often return and affect how you feel?
-lack of motivation?
-physical health issues impacting on your mental health?
These are just some of the areas I can help with.
I am passionate about my work as a counsellor and I pride myself on being genuine, approachable and empathic. I offer a safe, calm and confidential space for you to talk about whatever is concerning you. Our sessions will not be about me telling you what you should or shouldn't do, instead I will understand you and accept you for who you are by really listening and hearing you.
My non-directive approach means that you are in control of the sessions and can go at your own pace. We will work together to create a trusting therapeutic relationship where you can explore your current emotions and thoughts without worrying about being judged. Having this space to express how you feel can help you better understand yourself and your experiences which can empower you to make positive changes in your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I worked as a health care professional in the NHS for 18 years and have a wide range of experience of working with people with physical and mental health conditions. I developed a passion to train as a counsellor due to my own life and work experiences, interest in mental health and a personal bereavement.
My counselling experience and current work includes working as a volunteer counsellor at a cancer support service, counselling clients living with cancer, their families and those who are bereaved.
I work as a recovery worker at a mental health charity and support people who are in crisis. This has given me a greater depth of understanding of mental health issues and supporting clients who have experienced trauma in their life.
- ABC Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
- Level 2 Introduction to Counselling Skills
- Pharmacy Degree - The University of Bradford
I am committed to attending regular Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to ensure that my knowledge and skills are current and constantly developing.
I have undertaken training in the following areas:
- Online and telephone Counselling (80 hours)
- Emergency First Aid at Work – Level 3
- Covid-19 Psychological First Aid
- Working with suicide and self-harm
- Mental health and the body: Treating Trauma
- Bereavement and loss
- Safeguarding Adults
- Safeguarding children
- Confidentiality and Data Protection
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
From £30.00 to £45.00
Concessions offered for
I understand how difficult it can be to take that first step to seek support and to find the right counsellor for you.
I offer a free 10-15 minute telephone appointment where you can ask me any questions or discuss any concerns to help you decide if I am the right fit for you.
I offer a range of day time and some evening appointments.
I charge the following for a 50 minute session:
£30 - student counsellors
£40- telephone and online appointments
£45 - face to face appointments
I offer a range of daytime appointments and have some evening availability.
I offer confidential counselling and work to the guidelines of the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I attend monthly clinical supervision in line with BACP guidelines via an external supervisor; your identity will be kept confidential.
The counselling I offer can be short-term or long-term depending on your circumstances. Please contact me by email or telephone to discuss further.