About me

I am a fully trained Integrative counsellor, which means I am trained in a variety of approaches to be adapted depending on the client's needs.

I offer short-term (12 weeks) or long-term counselling to adult individuals in my welcoming room close to Surbiton Station.

I believe that experiences past and present can impact on your well-being. My aim is to provide a confidential, empathetic, warm, respectful and non-judgmental space in which we can build a therapeutic relationship of trust, respect and equality.

How Counselling can help
Life's struggles can often catch up with us, leaving us with uncomfortable feelings such as low moods, depression, anxiety or being overwhelmed. You have already taken the first step by being here, for that I commend you and welcome you warmly.

Your experiences are unique to you, so it is important that you are listened to, that you feel valued and secure enough to explore your thoughts and feelings. This can help to make sense of your life experiences or patterns of behaviour without fear of criticism or judgement. My aim is to support you in these discoveries.

What to Expect in your first session
Your first session will be a face-to-face consultation where we can meet and discuss what you are expecting to gain from your sessions, I can also gather some basic information about you.
This meeting will give us the opportunity to decide whether we would like to continue our relationship. If we decide to continue, then we will agree a suitable date and time to meet each week.
This first session will be at a reduced rate of £40.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a proud member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP) and adhere to their code of ethics.

Professional Experience
I am currently running my own private practice in Surbiton and have experience working for an affordable counselling service. I also worked for a community carers support service offering counselling to those caring for loved ones.
In these positions, I saw clients with a range of needs such as: anxiety, feeling overwhelmed, bereavement,  low self-esteem, feeling stuck and relationship struggles.  I also have experience and training in gender identity and neuro-diversity.

Education

  • CPCAB Level 2 and Level 3 in Counselling Studies - RHACC
  • First Class BA (Hons) in Integrative-Relational Counselling - Middlesex University

CPD (continued Professional Development)

  • Bereavement & Loss
  • Gender Identity
  • Racism and Mental Health
  • Sex and Relationships
  • Adult Safeguarding

Member organisations

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.

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.

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Fees

From £50.00 to £70.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

I offer an initial face-to-face consultation session at £40 to enable us to decide whether we would like to continue our relationship. 
All following sessions are priced on a sliding scale between £50-70. 

I have limited spaces offering reduced rates, please feel free to discuss this with me if required. 

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Please message me to discuss current availability

Further information

Please feel free to call me, drop me an email or a text message.

Surbiton
Surrey
KT6

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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I am fully vaccinated. My room is easily accessible by train or bus and there is lots of paid parking in the area. Surbiton Station is a 5 minute walk and a variety of bus routes pass through. Please just ask for any travel advise.

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Nicola Hambley

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