Nicola Ockwell Counsellor Shirley Croydon Surrey
I am a BACP registered and insured Integrative Therapeutic Counsellor offering a professional approach to each client. I offer a non judgemental safe, warn welcoming and confidential therapy. I work within the boundaries and ethical framework of the BACP.
I work with building a relationship and will tailor my approach depending on what the client needs are. I have a private practise for a homely environment. My approach is client led allowing the client time and space to explore their feelings and work together to understand what is going on and why. I use humanistic, CBT and psychodynamic modalities depending what might be most useful for each client.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have experience of working in a Secondary School with teenagers. I have also worked for Mind for five years with adults and for Place2be with young children working with play therapy and metaphor.
I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling Skills for the NHS, backed by the BACP.
I have a certificate In Counselling Skills.
I have recently completed a supervision qualification.
Additionally, I have completed training courses in:
- Working with Difference and Diversity
- Working with Secondary Aged Young People
- Gestalt (chair work practise)
- Hidden Harm
- Trauma (Counselling)
- Exitential Freedom
- Working Therapautically with HIV+ Clients
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