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Nicola Houghton MBACP (Accred) Individuals & Couples Counselling

Leamington Spa CV32 & Birmingham B9
07465 745229 07465 745229 Registered / Accredited

About me

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.

I offer:

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.

My Experience:

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, 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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis


Consultation and individual sessions are 50 minutes (£50) and couple sessions are 90 minutes (£75)

Further information

Due to the corona virus pandemic I am currently offering new clients session online via video conferencing or outside through walk / talk therapy - please make contact if you wish to talk more.

39A Regent Street
Leamington Spa
CV32 5EE

205 Zellig Building
Gibb Street
Custard Factory
B9 4AA

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Please let me know your accessibility requirements so that I can offer the location / building that suits you best. Please contact me to discuss the options available.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Nicola Houghton MBACP (Accred) Individuals & Couples Counselling

Nicola Houghton MBACP (Accred) Individuals & Couples Counselling