About me

Hi, I’m Nic, a qualified counsellor who understands how hard it can be to take the first step into counselling. I provide a safe, non-judgemental space for you to be able to explore what you are feeling, as we work together to reflect and focus on the change that you are looking for.

I am a registered member of the BACP and NCS Accredited counsellor, which ensures I work safely and ethically with you.

Whether you are anxious, suffering from depression or are struggling with something within your life, I am here to help you find the tools to be the best version of yourself.

In our first session, we will look at how we can work together to suit your individual needs. You can call or email me and and we can discuss suitable time for our first session. This will also give you an opportunity to see if you want to continue working with me.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified integrative counsellor.

I work within a secondary school, volunteer at Basildon MIND and in private practice. Being an integrative counsellor means I draw from different theories such as Person Centred, CBT, Solution Focused Therapy and Psychodynamic. This means I can tailor every session specifically for each individual.

I have experience working with people from all walks of life helping them with anxiety, relationships, depression, abuse, trauma, addictions, low mood, bereavement and stress. Within the school setting, I work with children aged 11 to 16 years old.

I offer counselling to both adults and children.

  • NCS Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic counselling (Integrative).
  • CPCAB Level 3 in counselling studies.
  • BA (Hons) Childhood and Youth Studies
  • Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health problems
  • Level 2 Understanding Children and Young Peoples Mental Health
  • Level 4 OA Dip. Counselling Children and Adolescents

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

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.

Fees

£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

  • Initial Assessment £25
  • £40 for 50 minute sessions
  • £30 Student 
  • Phone/Video reduced rate of £30 
  • Phone/Video Student reduced rate £20

£10 cancellation fee will apply if 24 hours notice is not given.
 

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Sessions available between 4pm and 8pm

Further information

Currently only phone/video sessions are being provided.

Basildon
Essex
SS16

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Online platforms

Zoom
Nicola Sansom

Nicola Sansom