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Nicola Shannon Fdsc Counselling, PG Dip PTSD & Traumatology EMDR MBACP

About me

My name is Nicky Shannon, and I am a qualified counsellor, psychotraumatolgist, EMDR practitioner and supervisor with a private practice in North Somerset.

Training, qualifications & experience

I studied at Bristol University on the Fdsc Counselling Degree where I was awarded a Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling. I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Trauma and PTSD, a Post Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People, an Advanced Diploma in Clinical Supervision and I am currently in my final year of an MSc in Therapeutic Practice for Psychological Trauma at Chester University.

I am a fully registered member of the British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists (BACP) and work to their code of ethics, and EMDR Association UK & Europe. I have an Enhanced DBS Certificate.

I have specialist experience of working with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), sexualised trauma and abuse. I have also worked with families in crisis and in a residential drug treatment centre.

Member organisations


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

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • EMDR
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis


£40 - £65 per session

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


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

Types of client

Young people
Nicola Shannon Fdsc Counselling, PG Dip PTSD & Traumatology EMDR MBACP

Nicola Shannon Fdsc Counselling, PG Dip PTSD & Traumatology EMDR MBACP