Nicola Priestman BA (Hons)., PGDip Integrative Psychotherapy,REG MBACP

Nicola Priestman BA (Hons)., PGDip Integrative Psychotherapy,REG MBACP

Emotional Wellness Psychotherapy
Ribble Saw Mill

07541 036954

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About me


My name is Nicola Priestman, I am an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor. I run a private practice in Preston, Lancashire. My experience and success as a psychotherapist comes from several years in practice working in both education, health and charitable settings. I have worked with both private clients and for a number of national EAPs (professional assessment and referral and/or short-term counselling services) who contract with organisations and refer employees to me. I work with both long term clients and short term (up to 6 /12 sessions and beyond if required).


I have worked  for 1 Point Northwest  in Bolton, delivering psychotherapy on a 1:1 basis to adults with a wide range of mental health difficulties. I have also worked at Lancaster University providing therapy to students and for N-Compass in high schools across the North West.  In addition I have worked for the prison service as a therapeutic community worker with the substance misuse team facilitating group workshops. Alongside my practice I work for xenzone delivering online therapy to children and young people, adults.

Registration /Membership

I am  professionally registered as a therapist with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy  (BACP) and I am on the Counsellors Directory. They are both  public records of psychotherapists and counsellors who have met the standards for professional registration. The standards cover training, supervision, continuing professional development and a contractual commitment to the (BACP) Ethical Framework. Which is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.

What I offer

Initial consultation -  this provides an opportunity to establish what the  problem/s may be, what we can do about this and to see whether we can work together.

Individual therapy - this is a form of therapy in which a client is treated on a one-on-one basis with a therapist, which may encompass various treatment styles including psychoanalysis and cognitive-behavioural therapy.


I offer morning, afternoon and evening, weekend appointments:

Monday - 09.30 -19.00

Tuesday - 09.30 -19.00

Wednesday - 09.30 - 19.00

Thursday - 09.30 - 19.00

Friday - 09.30 - 19.00

Saturday - 09.30 -12.30

Areas of experience

Anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, marital discord, separation & divorce, psychological, family issues, affairs and betrayals, sexual and emotional abuse, post traumatic stress, (PTSD) , bereavement & loss,  seasonal affective disorder. School or workplace bullying, substance misuse/abuse, body image issues,  miscarriage, death of a child, low self-esteem and disability, professional/career related issues.

How can therapy  help?

Psychotherapy can liberate you from the isolation and loneliness of living with what can often seem unbearable. How? - by providing you with an opportunity  to explore those feelings with someone, who is completely on the outside looking in, rather than with a friend, family, work colleague or other. It also offers you  a safe, non judgemental and confidential space.

As a result of therapy, you may find that you can now deal with the things that once seemed impossible and face challenges, take risks and even gain a higher sense of purpose /self awareness. Remember when your body and mind work the way nature intended, your spirit soars and so do you!!.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Post Graduate Diploma: Professional Integrative Psychotherapy (BACP Accredited)
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honours in (Counselling and Psychotherapy).

  • Registered BACP Therapist.

  • I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and abide by these ethical frameworks and guidelines.
  • Child Protection Advanced level 3  = certificate.
  • Specialist Mental Health Mentor  = Certificate (CPD Accredited)
  • Lancashire safeguarding Children’s Board, Safeguarding Children = Certificate

  • Lancashire Safeguarding Adults’ board: kwango, Safeguarding Adults at Risk = Certificate

  • Lancashire safeguarding Children’s Board, Child Exploitation Awareness = Certificate

  • Guess speaker on the University of Central Lancashire's Professional Postgraduate Psychotherapy Diploma.
  • Contemplative Practices around Domestic Violence Workshop =Certificate

  • Training workshop on Empathic Anger Management =Certificate.

  • Working with Eating Disorders =Certificate

  • Recognising and Responding to clients with Autism and Asperger´s Syndrome = Certificate

  • The Impact of Sexual Violence workshop =Certificate

  • First Aid for Trauma Workshop =Certificate

  • Psychopharmacology Awareness workshop =Certificate

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

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Initial Consultation -

FREE and will last approximately 30 - 60 minutes

1:1 therapy sessions -

£50 per session (50 minutes)

*A reduced rate is offered to counsellors or therapists in training -

£40 per session (50 minutes) - evidence required upon assessment

*A reduced rate is offered for students at collage/ university/ school

£35 per session (50 minutes) - evidence required upon assessment

*A reduced rate is offered if you are in receipt of state benefits  (including work tax credits, registered disabled, pensioners) - evidence required upon assessment

£35 per session (50 minutes)

Payment method - Cash or Bank transfer.

Further information


Note - if you are using a sat navigation please use postal code: PR1 8NX

Please ring me directly to make an appointment on  07541036954 or alternatively  feel free to email me directly on

Thank you for your interest.

Maps & Directions

Preston, PR1 8LT

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access:


Monday - 09.30 - 19.00, Tuesday - 09.30 -19.00 Wednesday - 09.30 - 19.00, Thursday - 09.30 - 19.00, Friday 09.30 - 19.00, Saturday - 09.30 -12.30

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme