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

Bradford BD11 & Leeds LS16
07860 530934 07860 530934 Registered / Accredited

About me

Hello and welcome to my page.

My name is Nicola Furbisher; I am 53 and I am 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 offer face to face sessions which comply with Covid-19 guidelines; but it's hugely important to me that anyone who needs my support remotely can still access counselling, and I can explore with you how best I can help you when we can't be in a room together. I am using Skype, Zoom, Whereby, WhatsApp and Facetime to ensure we can talk face to face and also offer telephone counselling too.

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.

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 am 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

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

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.

NCP

The National Council of Psychotherapists

National Council of Psychotherapists

Accredited register membership

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.

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.

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Fees

An online session of 50 minutes: £45

A face to face session of 50 minutes : £50

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

I can accept Bacs transfer, card and cash payments.

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.

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

Drighlington Health Hub
209-211 Wakefield Road
Drighlington
Bradford
West Yorkshire
BD11 1EB

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

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.

Wheelchair user access

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

Availability

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

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Social

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

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