Nicola Patch Counselling FdSc MBACP (reg)
Welcome to Nicola Patch counselling. I offer a warm, compassionate and a safe space for you to explore various issues or challenges in life.
I am a fully qualified person centred counsellor having completed a FdSc degree in counselling with Bath Spa University and a registered member of British Association of counsellors and psychotherapists (BACP).
I have experience in working with a wide range of issues and have helped individuals with relationship issues, depression, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, stress, low self esteem, addictions and currently specialising in eating disorders.
I primarily work in a person centred way, meaning, that I build a relationship with each client while offering a friendly, confidential, non- judgemental and an empathetic environment, in order for my clients to explore inner thoughts and feelings which will be centred and tailored to meet their individual needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
- FdSc Counselling Foundation degree - Bath Spa University
- NCFE Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Domestic Abuse recovery
- Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
- Post Qualifying Diploma in Eating Disorders: Brain, Body and Mind (Advanced Specialist Training Status with NCS)
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Specialist training in Post Qualifying Diploma in Eating Disorders: Brain, Body and Mind (Advanced Specialist Training Status with NCS)
An initial meeting before the sessions start will be charged at £30 this is so that you can make an informed choice when considering next steps, as it is vital that you feel comfortable with any therapist you agree to work with.
The counselling sessions are for 50 minutes and are usually structured on a weekly basis. The numbers of counselling sessions are individual and vary from person to person. Clients who attend regular weekly sessions, especially in the early days, seem to get more out of the counselling than those whose attendance is more erratic.
There are no minimum or maximum sessions needed, we will work together at your pace and within the timescales you set.
Our work will be reviewed regularly to ensure we have the best possible working relationship.
For the initial consultation there is a fee of £30.00.
Daytime sessions 10 am-5 pm £45
Evening sessions 5-8 pm £50
Concessions (limited slots available) Sessions only 10 am-5 pm £30
This policy is put in place to allow sufficient time for cancelled appointments to be offered to other clients who are waiting for appointments.
Missed and cancelled appointments without a minimum of 48 hours' notice will be charged a full fee.
Payments can be made as cash or cheque on the day of your appointment or via bank transfer.