Nicola Grass, Counsellor & Supervisor, Reg MBACP (Accred), Adv Dip. Counselling
My aim is to develop a relationship based on warmth and acceptance. A place where you feel heard and understood, with compassion and empathy.
I have been counselling for over 16 years and I draw on the knowledge and experience I have gained through working in different areas, which include GP surgeries and training counsellors. This enables me to work with a wide range of issues in both short and long term counselling.
I am an integrative counsellor, which means I match my approach to suit your individual needs. To do this, I draw on person centred, humanistic, cognitive behavioural, mindfulness and compassion focused therapies.
The core to my work is relational, where I develop a safe, warm, compassionate relationship to help you explore whatever brings you to counselling.
How do you contact me?
Please contact me either by email or phone, to discuss our suitability for working together and to consider how counselling may help you. From here, you can decide whether you would like to book an initial session to start your counselling.
My first session
During the first session, together we can work to establish what you want to gain from counselling. This will form the basis for future sessions.
I am also a qualified supervisor, with over 10 years experience. My interest in supervision is for a collaborative, relational and reflective space where you can safely explore your work with your clients.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Integrative Humanistic Counselling (2004)
Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling Supervision (2010)
Post Graduate Certificate in Psychotherapy (2017)
Post Graduate Certificate in Education (2007)
Compassion Focussed Therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
I trained counsellors for 12 years, giving me a lot of insight and reflection about counselling.
Working in GP surgeries has given me the experience to work with a breadth of issues and difficulties.
I have particular experience of working with anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse, low self esteem and confidence.
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.
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
£45 an hour for counselling.
£45 an hour for supervision and £65 for 90 minutes.
I offer early evening appointments, finishing at 18.30