Nicola Parkinson MBACP

Nicola Parkinson MBACP

About me

Hello, my name is Nicola and I am a counsellor based in Farnborough, Hampshire.

You may not have had counselling before and so I hope this will give you an idea of what is involved.  Counselling is an opportunity to discuss and work through difficult and painful issues that are troubling you.  Counselling is not about judging you, telling you what you should do or giving out advice.

My role is to provide a quiet, private and supportive space where we can explore what is affecting you.

Counselling can help you gain a better understanding of difficulties you may be experiencing.  Sometimes these can be triggered by situations you find yourself in or perhaps unconsciously you are setting up defence mechanisms that work against you.

I believe that the core of counselling is building a therapeutic relationship together.  This relationship is built on honesty, trust and genuineness.  Be assured that whatever you choose to talk about, I will never treat you differently or judge you.

Having counselling may not always be an easy experience but it can be immensely rewarding and beneficial.

For more information, please click on the link to my website or you can contact me through the Counselling Directory.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their ethical policy.


I work with both young people and adults on a one-to-one basis. As well as my private practice, I also work as a college counsellor at a local sixth form college where I counsel students aged between 16 and 19 years of age. I also spent three years working at a large company in Farnborough within the Occupational Health Department counselling employees.


Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Supervision

CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4

CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies Level 3

CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 2

I completed all four years of my counselling training at Farnborough College of Technology

Additional training and workshops

Love and Fear in Supervision

Attachment and Assessment

Transactional Analysis and Game Theory

When Things are Never the Same Again

Introduction to Transactional Analysis

The Essential Tool Kit for Running Groups

Working with Angry/Depressed Teenagers

Working in the Here and Now

A Therapeutic Approach to Suicide

Introduction to CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy)

Family Constellations workshop

Child Protection

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


Counselling is such a personal experience I believe it is important to find the right counsellor for you.  With that in mind, initially I offer a 50 minute appointment for the reduced fee of £20.00 where we can meet to talk about what you hope to gain from counselling and how we might work together to achieve this.

For subsequent appointments my fees are £45.00 for each 50 minute session.

For supervision my fees are £45.00 per hour - please contact me for more information.

Maps & Directions

Farnborough, GU14

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I work in my counselling practice each week from Mondays to Thursdays.

Types of client

Young people

Supervision & training

I qualified with a post graduate diploma in supervision in 2015 with Surrey Counselling Training.  Alongside the counselling work I do at the sixth form, I also work as a supervisor with both our trainee counsellors and those who are qualified within our team there.

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