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Nicola Patch Counselling FdSc MBACP (reg)

Nailsea, Bristol, BS48
07525 759819 07525 759819 Registered / Accredited

About me

I am a fully qualified Person-Centred Counsellor, offering a warm and professional counselling service. I work face to face, home visits, online through Zoom or by telephone offering counselling for individuals for short or long-term work.
I am fully insured, accredited with the National Counselling Society (NCS) and a registered member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
With committed and continuous personal and professional development and regular supervision I am able to ensure I am working in the best possible way to support clients, practicing ethically, and up to date with current methods of practice.


Becoming a counsellor was a natural progression for me, having worked many years in the care sector, I felt this was what I was being drawn towards, being able to help other people is something I feel very passionate about.
Having experienced counselling myself, I understand its empowering and life-changing potential. Bringing awareness of the particular environment in which confusion moves towards clarity and distress paves the way for growth and healing.

I take great care to build a genuine and compassionate therapeutic relationship, which is based on trust and respect. creating a safe space, free from judgement, where you are fully accepted and listened to.

Working in a Person-Centred way , I recognise everyone’s experience is unique. I will respect where you are right now, allowing you to set the pace and where we go. With empathy, I strive to truly understand what life is like for you. Listening carefully, I will offer observations and reflections, helping you explore what is at the root of your distress. With the right support, we can discover inner resources we never even knew we had, and make choices that enrich our lives.

I have specialist training in Eating disorders and I have helped individuals with a wide range of issues, including, depression, anxiety, stress, domestic abuse, low self-esteem and addictions and many more.

Without the therapeutic relationship, there can be no effective or meaningful therapy. This applies to all forms of counselling and psychotherapy, and regardless of the theoretical orientation of your therapist or counsellor, the relationship developed between you will be considered of high importance.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • FdSc Counselling Foundation degree - Bath Spa University
  • NCFE Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Psychology
  • Online and Telephone Counselling Training
  • Safeguarding Adults
  • 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)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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.

National Counselling Society

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.

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)

Therapies offered

  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

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

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Further information

CANCELLATION POLICY

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 24 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.

Nailsea
Bristol
BS48

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Mon-Fri 9am-8pm

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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Nicola Patch Counselling FdSc MBACP (reg)

Nicola Patch Counselling FdSc MBACP (reg)