Nicola Harbridge BA(Hons) Registered MBACP
Nicola is an experienced BACP registered counsellor who works with adults, couples and young people at her practice in Sudbury. She offers a safe, confidential space for individuals to explore, understand and work through personal issues:
Depression, Stress, Bereavement, Anger management, Confusion, Relationship issues, Separation and Divorce, Affairs and Betrayals, Sex addiction, Anxiety, Generalised Anxiety disorder, Panic attacks, Anxiety disorder, Trauma, PTSD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD),Eating disorder, Binge eating disporder, Work related stress, Major life changes, Parenting problems, Child related issues, Postnatal depression, Sexual/Domestic abuse, abuse, Family issues, Behavioural issues, Self harm, Unresolved childhood issues, Personal development, Feeling sad, Spiritual direction, Menstrual cycle awareness coaching
I believe that everyone has the potential for growth and healing regardless of their life story and experiences. My passion as a psychotherapist is to provide a safe space for my clients to connect with their true self and their path to mental wellbeing.
With ten years of experience in the field of counselling and psychotherapy I have learned many skills to support people on their journey to wellness, personal development and spiritual growth. Whether clients need to recover from mental illness, trauma and loss or wish to improve their success in relationships or career then I can offer a bespoke approach so that each client has the freedom to work in a way which suits their individual needs. As an integrative counsellor, I work holistically by integrating different therapy theories into my practice. In my training I have developed a skills set which includes talking therapy, solution focused therapy, behavioural therapy and therapeutic art.
My own life path to mental wellness and personal development has inspired me to share my findings with others so that they can enjoy the gifts which I have been given in the therapy, training and mentorship I have received. I will not judge you or try to influence you in anyway in our work together, but I will provide a safe, confidential space for you to explore your personal situation and work through issues which may be affecting your life, relationships or behaviour. I offer both long and short term therapy and will work with you at your own pace.
In our initial assessment you will have the opportunity to decide if I am able to meet your individual needs at this time.
I work with clients at my therapy room in Sudbury Suffolk or via Zoom link. If you would like to work with me or ask questions about my services then please get in touch via email or visit my website.
Young People aged 14 and over
Young people under the age of 16 are assessed with an accompanying parent or carer, but it is ultimately the young person who decides if they would like to work with me. I offer young people the opportunity to work through emotional issues, trauma or behavioural difficulties using therapeutic play and art, allowing the them to show me their internal world through symbolism and action rather than words.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA (Hons) Counselling
- BTECH Certificate in Counselling Skills
- National Centre for Eating Disorders Cert. Practitioner Skills
- EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) Cert. level 2
- Parent & Child Relationship Cert. Skills
- Integrative Counselling
- Therapeutic Art & Play
- Parent & Child Therapy
- Couples Therapy
- EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)
- Working with children & young people
- Working with sexual abuse/rape
- Working with eating disorders
- Mentrual Cycle Awareness coaching
As well as my private practice I have also worked as a school counsellor for 11 to 18-year-olds and have been Child & Family Practitioner at a Rape Crises Centre where I provided counselling and therapy for children and families who have been affected by sexual violence and abuse. I have been a lecturer at West Suffolk College on counselling young people and run training courses for fellow practitioners with Cavendish Training.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Dream analysis
- Parent Child Relationship Therapy
- Therapeutic Art
- Therapeutic Play.
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Compassion-Focused Therapy
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
Adults and Young People - £50
Couples - £60
I do offer concessions for those on lower incomes so please contact me to discuss this if you feel this may apply to you.
I am now on the BACP's Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (http://www.bacpregister.org.uk). This register is for therapists who have passed the new BACP Certificate of Proficiency test to show that they meet the requirements of the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
There are stairs to the counselling room so this may not be suitable for those with mobility issues.
I offer evening and day time appointments weekdays only.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|