Nicola Ockwell

Counsellor - Anxiety & Depression MBACP - Accred, Shirley
Croydon, Surrey, CR0
07963 706 198 07963 706 198

About me

A unique experience awaits...

I provide a calm, rewarding and creative  space for reflection and thoughtfulness, with you in mind.  This life changing experience may well be challenging at times but growth can only occur when challenges are met and overcome.  However, you will not face these alone.

How can this be achieved you ask?

By providing a warm and nurturing environment that develops the relationship necessary for personal growth and improved well being.

By offering

  • Initial assessment session
  • 50 minute weekly sessions

What you can expect

I have a wide range of experience and professional skills so will explain the process happening with some psycho education. However, my approach is client led and will go at your pace so will be tailored to your needs.

Also working with

  • developing coping mechanisms
  • breathing Qigong
  • working creatively

My Ethos involves

With a genuine, congruent and authentic way of being I value and validate your narrative which hopefully will eventually lead to peace and tranquility initially within the room and then within yourself.

Based in Shirley in a homely environment

I have a private practice 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.

My client history involves working with clients who have experienced

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • hoarding
  • domestic violence/gaslighting
  • relationship difficulties
  • addiction
  • bullying
  • low self esteem
  • Diversity
  • trauma

Although there are no guarantees in life, in my experience clients who have  completed sessions with me have made life changing enhancements to their lives.

Training, qualifications & experience

Having recently left Mind the mental health charity following six years of service I worked with a varied client base which includes complex cases.

  • working with teachers and students in a school environment
  • clients from the police, fire and ambulance service
  • Carers

My qualifications

  • Post Graduate Diploma - Integrative Counselling Skills ( NHS, BACP)
  • Certificate In Counselling Skills.

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)
  • Existential Freedom
  • Working Therapeutically with HIV+ Clients

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.


£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

My fees may vary from stated above if they are for insurance or eap work.


I am available weekdays, evenings and weekends.

Further information

I am affiliated with the PFOA


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I have recently gained a supervision qualification and take group as well as one to one.

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