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About me

I am set up and trained in working therapeutically remotely either via zoom or any other media.

I am am very experienced in dealing with many issues Including family, divorce, bullying, anxiety, depression, abuse among others.

I am a BACP registered, Accredited 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.

My supervision experience includes working with groups and one to one for a mental health agency also in a secondary school setting. I am able to take supervises at my private practice for one to one and groups. We can use zoom or skype if necessary.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have experience of working in a Secondary School with teenagers. I have also worked for Mind for seven years with adults.  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

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.

Areas of counselling I deal with

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy


Concessions offered for

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

Additional information



I am available weekdays, evenings and weekends.

84 Woodmere Avenue

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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

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Nicola Ockwell Counsellor Shirley Croydon Surrey

Nicola Ockwell Counsellor Shirley Croydon Surrey