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MBACP (Reg), NCS (Accred Reg), MNCP

About me

Hello and a warm West Yorkshire welcome..

My name is Nicola Furbisher; I am 54 and a qualified therapeutic counsellor supporting people who are anxious or grieving; frightened, traumatised, struggling & in distress. I offer a warm welcome, an open heart & time & space to be with you, to be alongside you for as long or as short a period as you need.

I work with individuals and couples face to face, online or by telephone and am fully flexible to work around your diary. My face to face work takes place either in my counselling suite in the beautiful setting of the Grade 1 listed Tong Hall, Tong Village (BD4 0RR), or at The Tower Clinic in Cookridge, Leeds (LS16 7AP)

​Online? I can use whatever platforms work for you, and am currently using Skype, Zoom, Whereby, WhatsApp and Facetime.  I also offer telephone counselling.

I understand, of course, that some people don't have a safe place or a place where they feel they have enough privacy for these, and in these cases I can offer support via email or via a 'chat' function.

​Whatever your situation, we can find away to help you get the support you need.

In my day to day counselling, I work with clients suffering from the impact of trauma, grief, anxiety and depression; with those who have suffered mental, physical or sexual abuse, or are living with bereavement, and I also help people with low self-esteem, and those who are suffering from work or family-related problems.

I am integrative in my approach which means our work together can take many directions and will be specifically tailored to you.

I believe that a lot of pain we endure in our present life comes from things that happened to us when we were younger; and when our issues are about present day difficulties it can often be the case that our approach and resilience is affected by our lack of self-belief, self-worth and self-esteem.

Together we can gently explore what's going for you and perhaps challenge perceptions, behaviours and harmful beliefs. Be assured, this is your process and you are front and centre of it. I bring no agenda; no 'plan of action' - but together we can make important and lasting changes in your life.

I have worked with many clients who have suffered significant trauma in their lives and exploring body and mind responses and looking at coping strategies can be a large part of the work we do together in these circumstances.

What's most important, is that our relationship will be at the heart of how we work together to help you work through the issues you bring.

Warmest wishes, Nicola.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified counsellor, a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), an Accredited Registrant of the National Counselling Society and a member of the National Council of Psychotherapists and fully adhere to the organisations' ethical frameworks and code of conduct.

Alongside my private work I have worked as a counsellor at Leeds Mind and also at Support after Rape and Sexual Violence Leeds (SARSVL). I supported clients at Mosaic II, a charity specialising in providing support for people who have been affected by sexual abuse; and am also working with the Palm Cove Society in Leeds which supports vulnerable and traumatised adults trying to rebuild their lifes after fleeing violence and slavery.

I hold a current Disclosure and Barring Service certificate, have insurance cover in association with my profession and have regular continuing professional training and, like all ethical counsellors, work with a supervisor to ensure I continue to develop my knowledge, experience and understanding.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


The National Council of Psychotherapists (NCP)

National Council of Psychotherapists


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

National Counselling Society

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.

National Counselling Society
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

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From £50.00 to £55.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

An Individual face to face counselling session with me is £55

An online counselling session with me is £50

A couple's counselling session with me is £80

​My fees take into account the my level of professional experience and training; administrative costs plus the insurance, supervision and professional BACP, NCS and NCP membership I undertake to ensure clients receive the best possible trusted ethical service.

When I work

I work flexibly to ensure I can see my clients at times suitable to them and can offer early morning, evening and limited weekend sessions as well as sessions during 'office hours'. 

Further information

The first meeting: what to expect...

Our first meeting will give you a chance to explore why you feel therapy might be right for you and what brings you to counselling.

I understand it can be a real challenge taking this first step, but I will support you and make the process as easy and as relaxed as possible for you. Above all it's important you feel safe and held in the counselling space as we get to know each other.

There will be some information to gather such as your details and any history or circumstances that are relevant to you seeking therapy, and we can establish if we feel comfortable working together. If I feel you would be better served with a different kind of psychological support I can help you find someone else and offer support with the referral.

We can also use this session to discuss what times and days would be easier for you to attend and discuss how we might work together. You might have lots of questions, and this is a useful time to look at your hopes and expectations.

The first meeting also allows you time to reflect on whether counselling is the right step for you at this time, and I will support you in whatever you decide to do.

At the end of this session, if we are both happy to proceed, our work together can begin.

Tong Hall, Tong Lane, Tong Village, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD4 0RR

The Tower Clinic, 8 Tinshill Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS16 7AP

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

The Tower Clinic in Cookridge has suitable access for disabled clients.