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Counsellor, MBACP

About me

Hello, I'm Nicola, an experienced person-centred counsellor working with clients face to face in central Glasgow and online nationwide. I help people explore and resolve enduring problems, cope with crisis and find greater self-acceptance and peace.

What I offer

A safe, confidential and non-judgemental space in which to explore problems and feelings that you might find hard to discuss with family and friends. I work in an empathic and accepting way to help you gain a better understanding of yourself and make positive changes in your life.

I offer both short and long-term counselling. Some people find just one session is enough whereas others appreciate more time to explore their issues at their own pace.

I have particular experience of working with people suffering from anxiety, low self-esteem and perfectionism.

Where do I work?

I see clients in a warm and welcoming room in Glasgow right next to Central Station. I also work online by Zoom or phone. 

My approach

Perhaps you have been feeling 'stuck' lately, or for years. Exploring in a compassionate and supportive way what has been keeping you stuck and why, can lead to release and renewal in your life. I believe that when we feel truly heard, understood and accepted just as we are by another it allows us to connect with ourselves in the same way and can lead to an authentic change in our lives.

What next?

If you would like to have a free chat about arranging an initial session, please call me on 07702 819640, email me here or use the contact form on my website. Sessions last 50 minutes and my fee is £45, paid by bank transfer. You may have as many or as few sessions as you like, although it can be helpful to have two or three in the first instance to get a good idea of whether working with me is for you. The therapeutic relationship is key in counselling. If you don't feel there is a 'fit' with your counsellor, it's probable that someone else would suit you better.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling, University of Strathclyde
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills, University of Edinburgh
  • Continuing professional development studies include focusing, internal family systems work and mindfulness
  • I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to its ethical framework and code of practice
  • I have extensive experience of working with clients face to face, by phone, email and Skype in a variety of settings including: NHS primary care, a counselling agency, several employee assistance programmes and private practice.

Member organisations

BACP

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£45.00 per session

Additional information

My fee is £45 per session, paid by bank transfer.

When I work

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Further information

I am preparing to return to face-to-face working from 15 September 2021.

I will also continue to work online with clients who prefer it.

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, G44

111 Union Street, Glasgow, G1 3TA

Type of session

In person
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme