Hi, my name is Nicola. I am 54 yrs old & a qualified MBACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist.
If you have arrived at a time in your life when you are considering Counselling, it's likely that you may be experiencing some kind of problem, emotional difficulty or life changing situation.
You may be feeling lost, isolated, stuck, lacking in self confidence/self esteem, or feeling that you are back where you started, going around in circles.
It could be relationship issues, emotional challenges such as depression or anxiety or simply that you have reached a point where everything feels overwhelming & just too much.
Whatever your particular issue might be, Psychotherapy & Counselling can help.
I offer a confidential Counselling/Psychotherapy service in Staffordshire, working from my practice on Cannock Chase.
My approach is humanistic & integrative. I work in a way that suits the needs of my clients, different issues may require alternative ways of working, but our sessions together remain client led from the beginning.
I work with adults; sessions can be booked weekly, or fortnightly.
My working hours are 8.00am-5.00pm weekdays only.
Sessions take place in a private ground floor room, in a quiet rural setting.
If you require any further information please do not hesitate to call me for a strictly no obligation friendly chat.
Training, qualifications & experience
My Qualifications & Professional Background.
Peer Supporter Training CRUSE BEREAVEMENT CARE 2001
NOCN Cert Introduction to Counselling Level 1 2008
AQA Cert Skills Acquisition & Practice in Counselling Level 2 2009
NCFE Cert Counselling Skills & Theory Level 3 2012
Edexcel Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4 2013
Edexcel Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 5 2014
Training in Hypnotherapy Techniques 2014
Training in Creative Solution Focused Brief Therapy 2015
Advanced Post Diploma Certificate in Person Centred Couples Counselling 2015
Transactional Analysis Accredited Cert (Official TA 101) 2016
OCN Accredited Certificate in Counselling Supervision Level 5 2020
Training in Critical Incident Debriefing 2016
Training in Recognising & Responding to Personality Disorder 2016 (NHS C&W Partnership Trust) 2016
Training in Advanced Creative Solution Focused Brief Therapy Techniques 2017
Recognising & Responding to Eating Disorders 2017
BACP Accreditation 2017
Training in Gestalt Techniques 2018
Training in Working with Dissociative Disorders in Clinical Practice 2019
Training in Telehealth for Mental Health Professionals 2020
10 yrs Senior Volunteer CSNTL (Support Service for parents of children with Special Educational Needs)
4 Years at Cannock Chase Children Centre as Support worker/Group Facilitator .
2 Years as Counsellor/Manager of The Counselling Service at Cannock Chase Children Centre.
Experience in delivery of EAP (Employee Assistance Programmes)
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Interest in support for parents with children who have life changing or life limiting diagnosis.
Concessions offered for
Initial Assessment £25 (35-45 minutes approx.)
*One off deposit £25 (if further sessions are booked)
Full counselling session £45 (50 minutes)
Extended Counselling Session £65 (90 minutes)
Student Counsellor session £35 (50 minutes)
Trainee Counsellor Supervision Session: £45.00 (60 minutes)
£55.00 (90 minutes)
Qualified Counsellor Supervision Session: £55.00 (60 minutes)
£70.00 (90 mins minutes)
Cancelled or missed Supervision Session with less than 48 hours notice: £25 admin charge.
The Counselling Assessment session is an opportunity for
- You to share the issues that you would like to explore in Counselling
- To give me the opportunity to learn something about your personal history
- For me to share with you how I work, which will help you to decide if my approach is right for you
- For us both to decide if we would like to work together
It will involve some form-filling, note-taking & general discussion & will normally last around 35-45 minutes. Assessments are strictly no obligation & afterwards you can book your first full session, go home & think about it, or decide not to proceed.
*Deposits are taken at the beginning of therapy & returned at the end of the working agreement.
Deposits covers loan of books, CD’s & self-help resources and are retained only in the event of
- A non-returned resource at the end of therapy
- A cancellation with less than 24 hours’ notice
- Not turning up for your counselling session
Thereafter any further cancellations with less than 24 hours’ notice are charged at £25 to cover admin & loss of sessional fees as it is usually too late to fill the slot.
8.00am-5.00pm Monday to Friday only.
I am fully insured & I am an Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).
As such, I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework: http://www.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework/
I currently hold an Enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service, formally CRB).