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About me

Welcome, my name is Nicola, I am an experienced BACP counsellor running a private counselling practice from my garden consulting room in Frimley, Surrey. As well as experience working with adults I also have many years of experience working with young adults as a counsellor at a local college.

You may find yourself here feeling overwhelmed, worried, vulnerable or unsettled. You may be suffering with anxiety, depression, relationship problems, anger or loss.  Perhaps it is affecting your well being, work and relationships.

Whatever it is that you are looking for counselling for it is important that you find the right counsellor for you.  Talking to a counsellor is different to talking to family or friends about how we might be feeling.  As a counsellor we are trained to to listen in an impartial, supportive and non judgemental way.  

It is important for me to create a warm, trusting  and genuine relationship with my clients. I will provide you with a safe and confidential space in which to share how you are feeling. I will 'walk along side you', helping you to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours so you can develop a better understanding of yourself.  ​I will not give you my opinions or advice but will help you find your own solutions – whether that’s making effective changes in your life or finding ways of coping with your problems.

I offer a free initial 10 minute assessment across the phone  This is a good time for you to tell me what you hope to gain from counselling and ask any questions you might have.  We can then book in an appointment, if you feel comfortable. 

Sessions are usually weekly and are 50 minutes in length. How many sessions you need is something we can discuss.  Some counselling is short term and more solution focused and other times it is more long term and can be reviewed as we go.

I am a qualified, experienced counsellor and member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and will always respect and honour the trust you place in me.  

Training, qualifications & experience

​I offer face to face, outdoor, zoom/skype and phone appointments.

I am a fully qualified, experienced BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) Counsellor. 

I have experience of working with 16-19 year olds who come from a wide variety of backgrounds with a diversity of issues.

I follow the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice.

Some examples of continued professional development / training:

After the Affair - Rachel Ellis

Therapeutic Presence and the Relational Space Between Us - Tony Buckley

An Attachment Approach to Therapy with "Avoidant" Clients - Linda Cundy

Safeguarding Young People and Vulnerable Young Adults - updated yearly

COVID-19 and Counselling Module 3 - Relationships

COVID - 19 and Counselling Online Training Module 2 Trauma and Coping

COVID-19 and Counselling - Online Training: Module 1 Bereavement and Loss

Sex and Sexuality in the Therapy Room - Christiane Sanderson

Developing sexuality

Working with Young People 

Severe Psychological Distress in Young Adults

Cultural competence in counselling

BACP core competences for working with young people (11-18)

Short term therapy and working with self harm 

Working with Supervision 

Counselling for Children, Young People and Young Adults

The Evidence for Counselling Children and Young People

Counselling Children and Young People:  A Client Study Becoming Independent

Developing Relationships

Autistic Spectrum Issues

Member organisations


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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I offer an initial 10 minute phone appointment at no charge. It is an opportunity to tell me what you hope to gain from counselling and ask any questions you may have.

It can be hard to find the right person to talk to, or the 'right fit' and it's important you feel comfortable.  If you decide you would like to work together, individual sessions are 50 minutes and cost £50.

Concessionary rates can be discussed for low income clients and students.

Both daytime and evening appointments are available.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Daytime and evening appointments available

Further information

​I offer face to face, outdoor, zoom/skype and phone appointments.

Camberley, Surrey, GU16

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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