Nicola Jefferies BA (Hons) HDP, Dip HIP, MA
I am an experienced, fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with my practice in Bath. I have helped many clients to face and overcome a wide range of emotional issues. These include:
- relationship issues
- loss and bereavement
- alcohol and drug dependency
- stress-related issues
- trauma and dissociation
- low self-worth and suicidal thoughts
As well as being a fully qualified psychotherapist, I am a qualified counsellor and clinical hypnotherapist. When it is appropriate, I use hypnotherapy to help clients during our sessions.
I specialise in relational psychotherapy. This puts a focus on how we are connected with others. Its aim is to help clients achieve and maintain fulfilling and satisfying relationships with those around them. The strong, uplifting and secure relationship we can forge in therapy can serve as a model for future relationships that clients will aim to develop.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been a practising psychotherapist since 2006, working within the NHS and in private practice.
I trained with the Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling (BCPC) and I am a Registered Member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
I regularly attend continuing professional development workshops to add to my skills and expertise.
I have completed body psychotherapy training and mindfulness training, and am a qualified hypnotherapist.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
I charge £45-£50 per hourly session.
I offer a few concessionary spaces for clients on lower incomes who are available to make regular weekly appointments.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I work in Bath Monday to Friday. I have a few early evening appointments, generally on a Thursday.
I work in Bristol on Wednesday afternoon.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I have completed my supervision training with CTSD in Bath and am now offering low-cost Supervision at £25 per session to complete the 50-hour practice requirement for the Certificate. .