Nicola Hill Person-Centred Counsellor(MBACP)
Welcome. The services I offer are a scaffold to help and improve on what is needed, to sustain and build on those building blocks of wellness, emotional balance, resilience, clarity, growth, forgiveness and success. I promise to escort you on your journey. My goal is to help you overcome your struggles, to realise your potential to heal from your pain, and grow towards the fulfilment of your unique identity.
If you would like to find out more about the qualities you wish to grow and how I can help you please call or email to arrange a 20 minute free no obligation session to see if we are a fit. For you to get the very best out of our time together, it is important we are able to feel comfortable with one-another and I can access that I have the skillset that will most benefit you.
I can help you with:
- Relationship Issues
- Health and wellbeing
- Negative thought patterns
My counselling work is presently on zoom or telephone. Do get in touch to arrange a time for our free 20 minute, no obligation consultation.
I am an intuitive, qualified Person-Centred counsellor with an holistic background. I am a registered member of B.A.C.P. (British Association for Counsellors & Psychotherapists.) I adhere to the B.A.C.P ethical framework for good practice. For more information look at: www.ethicalbodywebsite.co.uk
I have a background in Positive Psychology and Mind/Body models of wellness:
I am a trained You Can Heal Your Life Workshop leader, a Mindfulness/Yoga practitioner. Presently studying MBCT Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and Dru Yoga. As well as my private practise, I also work as a counsellor for St. Luke’s Hospice.
What is Person-Centred counselling?
Counselling is a process. I find the Person-Centred Approach fits my own philosophy. At its very core, the Person-Centred counselling believes that each and every person can and will, become a more ‘fully functioning’ person if given the correct conditions. The underpinning principles are focused on the counsellor being honest, non-judgmental and fully accepting whilst being fully integrated in the relationship, allowing the client to lead and set the pace. I aim to offer these conditions as best as I can during our time together.
It is important in counselling that you feel comfortable with the counsellor of your choice and that the counsellor feels they are the best person to address your specific needs; and so we arrange a time by telephone or email for a free 20 minute, no obligation consultation prior to therapy beginning.
What is online counselling?
Online counselling is a way for you to engage in counselling using internet technology such as Zoom. You choose the time, the place and the pace of your counselling to suit your needs.
How it works
Zoom is a way for you to see your counsellor face to face from your computer whilst engaging in therapy. Should you choose Zoom counselling, you will be guided through a simple set up. We will meet on Zoom at a time that you have previously arranged. Sessions are 50 minutes in length. Being able to see your counsellor gives you more of the benefits you get from face to face counselling but with the convenience of online therapy. By talking you hear tone of voice which is a way to convey empathy and by video you see non-verbal communications such as facial expressions that can allow the relationship to be experienced more fully.
When deciding which type of therapy: telephone/on-line or (if possible) face to face which best suits your needs, do consider the benefits and also limitations that are worth bearing in mind.
Some Benefits of Online
Counselling therapy from your own home at a time that suits you
Secure inscription software offers confidentiality and peace of mind
Therapy at a time, place and pace that suits you
Access to counselling may be more immediate
Things to consider for online counselling:
Are you comfortable using internet technology? Have you a time/ place where you are free to talk privately, without being overheard or disturbed. Do you have an email address?
Would you prefer to see your counsellor face to face?
Is there a computer terminal or smart phone that you can use privately without interruption?
Telephone Counselling: Telephone counselling can be a preference for people who prefer not to engage online or prefer not to be seen. There are limitations and benefits to this. Communication is limited to interpretation of listening only; being unable to see a persons gestures and expressions can lead to miscomprehension. However, some prefer the anonymity of this.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Person-Centred Counsellor, a Louise L. Hay Practitioner, Mindfulness Instructor and a Yoga & Pilates teacher of over 17 years, currently training in further therapeutic Yoga modalities. I am a member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)
As well as my own practise I have worked for over a year with Nightstop
Communities Northwest CIC in Widnes beginning 2018 and currently for St. Luke's Hospice in Winsford.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
From £30.00 to £45.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
I offer a free 20 minute consultation before taking on new clients.
My fees are:
- £30 for concessions as mentioned
- £40 per hour for Telephone Counselling.
- £40 per hour for zoom Counselling.
- £45 for face to face when this is available.
These are variable times