Nicola Hambley

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MBACP , BA (Hons)
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Surbiton, Surrey, KT6
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About me

I am a fully trained Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor working with adult individuals and couples. 

I believe that experiences past and present can impact on your well-being and relationships. 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 to explore these experiences and how they have impacted on you.

I offer short-term (12 weeks) or long-term counselling to adult individuals and couples from a quiet, homely room in Surbiton. I can also offer online sessions once a relationship has been established. Generally I work long-term so please specify if you require short-term. 

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.

For couples: We learn how to relate from our caregivers growing up and then enhance that knowledge with other relationships as we move through life.  In couples counselling we look at the history of each person and what was learned from our family and previous relationships, this can help understanding, empathy and compassion within the relationship and in turn assist communication. 
We also work on the communication and I may offer tools to help assist.

What to Expect in your first session
Individual clients:
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.

I insist on a three-stage assessment process. The first session will be all together to find out what brings you to counselling and what you hope to gain from your sessions, I will also gather some basic information about you. The second and third session will be individual sessions with each of the couple before we come back together in the fourth session to decide what the next steps might be, whether I'm the right counsellor for you and what we hope to achieve in our work together. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained originally with Middlesex University as an Integrative Relational Counsellor. Integrative means I learned from the Psychodynamic, Humanistic and Existential theories and in my practise, I draw from those depending on the client's needs. I have also added Systemic theory to that list since I trained with Relate and became able to see couples.

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

Professional Experience
I currently run my own private practice in Surbiton seeing adult individuals and couples.
I have previous experience working for Relate Mid & East Surrey, Epsom Counselling Service and also for a community carers support service offering counselling to those caring or grieving loved ones.
In these positions, I saw individual clients with a range of needs such as: Anxiety, feeling overwhelmed, bereavement,  low self-esteem, feeling stuck and relationship struggles. 
I have experience and training in gender identity and exploration.
I also saw couples with a range of needs such as: Communication struggles, feelings of disconnection, affairs, extended family struggles and general issues. 


  • CPCAB Level 2 and Level 3 in Counselling Studies - RHACC
  • First Class BA (Hons) in Integrative-Relational Counselling - Middlesex University
  • Level 5 Diploma in Relationship Counselling - Relate

CPD (continued Professional Development)

  • Bereavement & Loss
  • Gender Identity
  • Racism and Mental Health
  • Sex and Relationships
  • Adult Safeguarding
  • Child Protection and Safeguarding
  • Suicide Awareness
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Domestic Abuse Awareness

Member organisations

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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£55.00 - £85.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

For my individual clients, I offer an initial face-to-face consultation session at £55 to enable us to decide whether we would like to continue our relationship. 
All following sessions are priced on a sliding scale between £55-65 for weekday daytimes and £65-75 for evenings (from 6pm) and Saturday sessions.

For my couples I have a three-stage assessment process and prices are set at £75 for weekday daytimes and £85 for evening (from 6pm) and Saturday sessions.  

I can offer a limited amount of variable sessions for shift workers, these are priced the same as evening/Saturday.

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

When I work

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I am reaching capacity in my practice so please check my website or contact me for up to date 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 (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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Please note, there is a flight of 16 stairs to access the property.

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Nicola Hambley
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