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 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

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.

Therapies offered

  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

Initial consultation (1 hour): £15
Ongoing counselling session (50 minutes): £35 / £20 concessions

Bath
Somerset
BA1

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 Unspecified

Availability

Thursday evenings at Openings www.openingsbath.org.uk

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Nicola Peacock

Nicola Peacock