About me

There can be many reasons that we feel we need to talk to someone and feel heard.  Maybe you are feeling overwhelmed or unable to cope.  You may need to talk about feelings of anxiety and depression, relationship difficulties, the loss of a loved one or perhaps you are struggling with experiences from the past.  

Therapy provides a safe and confidential space for you to talk  about your issues and concerns. I will help you explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours so you can develop a better understanding of yourself and of others.

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 15 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. 

I will always respect and honour the trust you place in me.  

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.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified, experienced counsellor with a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I am also a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). 

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.


Level 4 Diploma in therapeutic counselling / 2017

BACP Certificate of Proficiency / 2018

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 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.

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£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income

Additional information

I offer an initial 15 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 £45.

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

Both daytime and evening appointments are available.


Daytime and evening appointments available

Further information

I usually respond to email the quickest


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Nicola Hyde

Nicola Hyde