Nicola Houghton MBACP (Accred) Individuals & Couples Counselling
Hello my name is Nic,
Can I support you to improve your relationships, reduce anxiety and stress? I offer counselling for individuals and couples to explore unhelpful feelings, thoughts and behaviour so you can improve your relationships, mental health and well-being.
As a BACP qualified and accredited integrative counsellor, we can work short and longer-term to suit your needs.
A counselling relationship where you can safely explore and negotiate your past, present and future. Counselling can help you to make sense and meaning of your experiences, develop insight and new ways to adjust and move forward.
Through working with counselling agencies in the West Midlands and Warwickshire, I am experienced in counselling a wide range of concerns including:
Relationship and family issues, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, work-related stress, abuse, trauma, bereavement and loss. This includes bereavement counselling for parents who have experienced miscarriage, neonatal and infant loss.
I specialise ...
In working with clients who want to improve their relationships with themselves and others, reduce anxiety and stress, manage unhelpful feelings and thoughts. Through a therapeutic relationship we all have the potential to increase self-awareness and create change in our lives.
How do I work?
The person-centred approach, is the foundation of how I work and I integrate a variety of CBT and Psychodynamic interventions based on evidence-based research of what works in therapy.
Would you like to make contact?
If you choose to contact me, I offer an initial joint consultation session. I will listen carefully to the concerns you bring. Together we can explore if and how we can work together, enabling you to make decisions about how you want to live your life and deal with life problems in your own way.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am Registered Accredited Member of the BACP, and committed to practice within the BACP Ethical Framework for Counselling Professionals.
As an Integrative counsellor the person-centred approach, is the foundation of how I work and I integrate a variety of CBT, Psychodynamic and Mindfulness interventions based on your needs and evidence-based research of what works in therapy.
Please email me if you would like to know more and arrange an initial consultation.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Consultation and individual sessions are 50 minutes (£50) and couple sessions are 90 minutes (£75)
Availability in : Leamington Spa for outside walk/ talk sessions - Monday 11.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. From 12th May I will have availability in Birmingham Wednesdays 1.30 p.m. and 18.30 p.m.
Due to the continued corona virus pandemic, I am aware some new clients may prefer sessions online via video conferencing - please make contact if you wish to talk more.