Nicola Parker Psychotherapist/Infertility Counsellor BA (Hons) (MBACP) (MBICA)
07493542961 / 07493 542961
I began my training to become a counsellor in 2009 when I completed my Certificate in Counselling skills with Castle College in Nottingham. I was working within the NHS at the time in an administrative role but knew that counselling was the career for me.
I had been for counselling myself in the past and found it extremely useful. I was nervous at first, as all people are, but it had a massive affect on me and it felt great that I would be able to help others in a similar way.
After taking a year out from studying I enrolled at The University of Nottingham in 2011 on the BA(Hons) in Humanistic Counselling Course. I did my degree part-time over four years and graduated in 2015.
During my degree I did 200 hours work placement with a company called 'Counselling Xtra' who are based in Nottingham. They are a charity that offers affordable counselling for people who may struggle to access counselling due to finance constraints. During my time there I counselled individuals, couples, students, young people and children and it was a great way of experiencing every aspect of counselling.
Since graduating I have been running my own private practice in Nottingham and have recently relocated to Rainworth in Mansfield. I currently see individuals over the age of 18, students and couples.
I have a particular interest in counselling people who are living with chronic illness, depression and anxiety, relationship counselling, DV, bullying or work relationship breakdowns and those going through infertility treatment.
As well as my private practice is also work as a fertility counsellor with CARE Nottingham. My role is to support couples and individuals through the rollercoaster ride that is infertility treatment. It is a role that I really enjoy and its great to be able to help and support people at a time when life can be so challenging.
I fully believe that counselling should be accessible to all. Free counselling services are under a lot of strain at the moment. The number of appointments are limited to 6 and waiting lists are long. Funding to counselling charities is hard to come by and centres are closing daily due to this.
For those who can afford to pay for their own counselling I still think that services should be as financially accessible as possible and that is reflected in my 'Fee Structure'. I charge lower than the going rate because its important to me that people can get help when they need it. I know that I certainly would not be able to afford £50-60 per session. I also believe that counselling sessions should be as flexible as possible.
I would normally suggest that we start with 6 sessions and see where we go from there. However, these do not have to be weekly and many clients decided to come fortnightly. Counselling needs to fit into your life.
I am a member of both the BACP and BICA and adhere to their ethical frameworks. I take part in regular continuing professional development and have monthly supervision so that I am working at my best capability.
I currently have daytime and evening appointments available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. I work from my home in Rainworth, Mansfield. My counselling room is on the first floor. There are toilet facilities available.
If you have a disability that means you are unable to navigate stairs it is possible that I could see you at home.
The most important aspect of successful counselling is the relationship between counsellor and client. Therefore, all initial appointments come at a reduced rate and there is no obligation to continue with counselling if you do not feel it is right for you.
For appointments or enquiries please email me at email@example.com or via telephone on 07493 542961
I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a BA(Hons) in Humanistic Counselling from The University of Nottingham.
I am a member of the BACP and BICA (infertility counselling) which are professional bodies that regulate counselling services in the UK.
I have over 900 hours counselling experience over 5 years working within placement, my own private practice and working as a infertility counsellor with CARE fertility group.
I have full indemnity insurance and I am DBS checked.
I conform to all data protection standards.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
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Individual Counselling £25.00 per appointment
(First appointment £20)
Couples Counselling £30.00 per appointment
(First appointment £25.00)
Student counselling £20.00 per appointment
(First appointment £15)
Home Visits £35.00 per appointment
(First appointment £30.00)
NB: Prices may be negotiable in the case of those on a low income or in receipt of disability benefits. This can be discussed at the first session. Please do not be afraid to ask if a negotiable fee can be arranged.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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The counselling room is on the first floor and is accessed by stairs. Toilet facilities are available. If you have a disability that means you cannot manage stairs I could arrange to see you at home.
I currently have daytime and evening appointments available on:- Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays. Please email or call to make an appointment.
Types of client
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