Nicola McEvoy MBACP Dip.Counselling BA(Hons) Individual and Couples Counsellor
Life is unpredictable and we all have times where we need help and support. You may have been struggling for sometime and it has got to the point where you know you cannot go on feeling like this anymore.
Sometimes everyday life can be difficult to manage and it feels like you are constantly struggling to keep your head above water. Your head feels like it is about to explode and anxiety can be overwhelming.
I am experienced with working with adults who identify with having grown up in an unstable or unsafe environment. Witnessing violence and surviving abusive events, whether they were isolated or frequent and physical or emotional, can impact our relationships and interactions and make it harder for us to trust others and ourselves. It can feel like you are living ‘behind a mask’ often finding it difficult to talk about your true feelings and emotions.
However, talking about your past and understanding how your experiences have impacted you can be transformative. For children experiencing traumatic events, the impact is far reaching, often into adulthood, and can result in psychological and emotional distress, which can show up as depression, anxiety and anger. I can help you begin to talk, process and heal.
I can also help with many other issues such as anxiety and depression and low self esteem and self-worth, which can often be as a result of childhood experiences as well as other traumatic events.
If you are struggling at the moment, or are feeling particularly low and life feels really difficult, this maybe the time to reflect on your current distress, your life decisions or past traumatic events in a compassionate and non judgemental environment. Whatever you are going through at the moment, I can work with you to unlock deep feelings and challenge negative behaviours. I work with whatever you want to bring and only ever at your pace. I will not diagnose or advise you, but will support you as you begin to make sense of often difficult and conflicting emotions
I can also help couples with relationship problems such as affairs and betrayals, major life decisions, the constant cycle of arguments and communication problems.
I really understand that counselling can seem daunting, so I want to reassure you that I am compassionate and kind and can offer you a confidential space where you can explore your difficulties, feelings or relationships in a deeper way.
I work with individuals and couples, regardless of ethnicity, gender, religion, cultural background and sexual orientation. I offer face to face, telephone or online counselling, so if you would like to know more about me and how I work, please feel free to contact me for a free 15 minute chat.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and am a registered member of the BACP. I have additional training in online counselling. My principle theoretical orientation is in Person Centred counselling and I have also undertaken further training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Transactional Analysis.
I work in a charity that supports adults and young people with many diverse difficulties. I am a Listening Volunteer and Leader in the Samaritans and have supported callers since 2017. I am also a Children and Vulnerable Adult Advocate.
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- BACP Certificate of Proficiency
- Children and Vulnerable Adults Advocacy Training
- Telephone and Online Counselling Course
- Couples Counselling (Level 2)
- CBT Practitioner Certificate
- Transactional Analysis (TA101)
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am experienced in helping adults who lived with unsafe childhoods. If you witnessed violent and abusive behaviour and need support in being able to process your experiences and understand the impact it has had on your relationships and past and current behaviours, I can help.
From £60.00 to £110.00
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
Individuals : £60 per 50 minutes
Couples : £110 per 1.5hrs/£80 per hour
If you require sessions outside of these times, please ask me as I can offer some flexibility.