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Please note: I am unable to take general enquiries until 9th June 2022

About me

Hello and welcome,

Are you looking for a counsellor because you have a specific issue you would like to address? Or do you just have a sense that something isn't quite right, that life isn't quite working out for you in the way that you had hoped?

I offer a safe space for you to come and explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences and to help you make sense of things.

I am experienced in working one to one with young people (18+) and adults and with a wide spectrum of issues including trauma, identity, bereavement, anxiety and depression. I offer both short and long term counselling.

The way I work:
I integrate a traditional talking therapy approach with creative interventions and mindfulness techniques.
If appropriate to your needs, we might work in a solution focussed way, helping you to identify goals, build resources and develop skills; supporting you to become your best self, whatever that means to you.  
My work is informed by Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, an approach developed to heal both developmental and single incident trauma and that integrates somatic therapies (working with physical sensations and movement), neuroscience (the functioning of the nervous system), attachment theory (the impact of our early relationships on our development) and cognitive approaches (our belief systems).  This is a very safe, collaborative way of working and many clients have found it effective.

At all times we will work together, at your pace and in a way that feels comfortable for you.

I am a member of and abide by BACP ethical guidelines.

Have a look at my website. Send me an email or call me.  We can discuss your needs and I can then help you make a decision about next steps...

I look forward to hearing from you,

Nicola

Training, qualifications & experience

▪Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (BACP accredited) ▪ILM Level 3 Coaching and Mentoring ▪Level 1 Sensorimotor Psychotherapy training.

▪Level 2 Sensorimotor Psychotherapy training - ongoing

I have training in Bereavement Counselling, Solution Focused Therapy, Compassionate Focused Therapy, Somatic Experiencing and Mindfulness and am committed to ongoing personal development.

In addition to my counselling work, I have many years experience of working with young people in higher education as teacher, manager, mentor and advisor.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Additional information

Initial consultation (1 hour): £15
Ongoing counselling session (50 minutes): £40 / £30 concessions

When I work

Thursday evenings at Openings www.openingsbath.org.uk

Bath, Somerset, BA1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Adults