Nicola Kirk

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Clarkston G76 & Glasgow G2
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About me

We can reach a point when we realise things haven’t been right for a while. We feel stuck and we can’t see why. Perhaps our emotions seem to control us and it feels scary. It can feel hard to reach out for help, but talking about this with someone removed from the situation can help us gain a new perspective and more clarity.

I’m a Glasgow based counsellor and can provide support for issues like anxiety and stress, low mood, loss and bereavement. 

I have a trauma-informed practice, providing you with a neutral, confidential space to talk about whatever it is that is troubling you. I listen carefully and look at things from your perspective, without judging you. I believe that you are the expert on your own life and that you have an innate ability to grow and thrive. My role is to be alongside you, supporting you in finding the best path forward.  

Training, qualifications & experience

My qualifications and memberships are as follows:

  • Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • Diploma in Counselling
  • Higher National Certificate in Counselling
    Professional Development Award in Addiction Counselling
  • How to do counselling online: a coronavirus primer
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling (ACTO recognised)
  • I am currently studying towards a Diploma in Therapeutic Safety in Trauma
  • My experience:
  • I have been working in the mental health field in and around Glasgow since 2021. This includes, most recently, working as a counsellor with two established counselling organisations: Crisis Counselling and The Wynd Centre. Prior to this, starting in 2021, I worked as a distress response worker for a service that supports people in crisis. 

    Before becoming a counsellor, I spent many years working in education with young people with additional support needs, including young people who had been through difficult childhood experiences. 

    I bring this diverse experience into my counselling practice and am continuously developing my skills. The learning never stops — nor would I want it to!

Member organisations

BACP
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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Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

I offer concessionary fees on a sliding scale depending on your circumstances and what you are able to afford. Please get in touch to see if I can help.

When I work

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Further information

Taking that first step into counselling can feel daunting but I’m here for you. To find out more about how I work, you can book a free introductory call with me. This way, we can find out how well we’d work together.

Clarkston, East Renfrewshire, G76

180 West Regent Street, Glasgow, G2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

PVG Scheme

In Scotland, criminal records checks are carried out by Disclosure Scotland. Professionals working with children or vulnerable adults must join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. You can learn more at mygov.scot , or contact this professional directly.

The rooms I use are up a set of stairs, however I do offer sessions online or over the phone if this is more accessible for you.

Online platforms

Google Meet
Microsoft Teams
Skype
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