Nicola Priestman BA (Hons)., PGDip Integrative Psychotherapy,REG MBACP
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.
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
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Gestalt therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Interpersonal therapy
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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your interest.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
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
|Employee Assistance Programme|