Nicola Setter

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MBACP (Accred) | Humanistic Counsellor
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 1AH
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me


I'm an accredited and fully qualified humanistic counsellor working with adults faced with a wide range of issues and challenges.

My background is in healthcare where I worked as a doctor in the NHS for 16 years. Please note, that whilst my professional experience includes work as a qualified doctor, I do not offer medical services or medical advice of any kind.

I understand that it can be difficult to navigate the ups and downs that life can throw at us. To know which way to turn or how to move forwards. Sometimes it can be helpful to talk to someone unrelated who can offer a safe, confidential, non-judgemental space in which to explore your feelings and thoughts.

Taking the first step in seeking help and making changes can feel overwhelming and even frightening. You can be reassured that with me, you will receive a warm, supportive and compassionate welcome. Please call me on 07547 946 545 or send me an email.

I aim to enable my clients to overcome difficulties, gain greater understanding of themselves and to grow as a person. I trust in your ability to know what is right for you and will work with you in a collaborative way to empower you to find your own solutions and way forward.

I offer private counselling to individual adults and couples, in an easily accessible location and at a time that is convenient to you.

My sessions take place online or in my personalised therapy room, in Wokingham, which is warm, modern, and comfortable. It's located in the beautiful grade 2 listed building of Markham house in central Wokingham and is easily accessible by road and public transport with nearby public parking available.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Certificate in Couples Counselling
  • BACP Accreditation
  • Diploma in Transformational Coaching
  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • NCFE Level 3 Award in Counselling Skills and Theory
  • NCFE Level 2 Award in Helping Skills
  • MBBS (Medical degree).

I work as a mainly person-centred counsellor. I will also use aspects of other types of counselling to offer an approach which suits your individual needs. I use a holistic approach in my work, which incorporates mind, body and soul and takes account of all parts of your life as a unique individual.

I have previously worked with both adults and young people at ARC counselling agency in Wokingham, as well as having had experience as a school counsellor.

My background is in healthcare where I worked as a doctor in the NHS for 16 years. Please note, that whilst my professional experience includes work as a qualified doctor, I do not offer medical services or medical advice of any kind to counselling clients.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Chronic illness
  • Parenting support
  • Childbirth and postnatal issues

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£75.00 - £90.00

Additional information

Counselling sessions last 50 mins and cost £75 per session for individuals and £90 for couples

I am happy to offer a free initial telephone call to help you to work out if counselling with me will suit your needs.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I'm pleased to offer weekday appointments throughout the week.

Further information

I also work as a transformational coach working privately with individuals as well as for the Joyful Doctor.

In addition to my counselling and coaching work, I have a passion for raising awareness around mental health and wellbeing. I offer a bespoke speaking, training and workshop service to individuals, groups and organisations.

Topics can include, but are not limited to, the following: general wellbeing, self-care, common mental health difficulties, wellbeing at work, communication skills. If you'd like to find out more, please give me a call or drop me an email to discuss your individual requirements and for pricing information.

One Life Therapies, Suite 9, Markham House, 20 Broad Street, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 1AH

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

My therapy room is located in central Wokingham, in easy reach of a mainline train station and public bus routes, with plenty of nearby parking. With remote sessions now offered, location need no longer be a barrier to accessing my counselling services.

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Nicola Setter
Nicola Setter