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About me

Hello, my name is Nicola.

I offer a warm, welcoming space that you will hopefully find comfortable and safe enough to share your thoughts and feelings.

I work with adults and young people from the age of 11 years old and would encourage you to look at my website to find more information about me.

I believe my personal experiences and wisdom, as well as my qualifications, adds to the richness of what I can offer you.

Please contact me with any questions you may have and I will endeavour to put you at ease. I understand that finding the courage to make initial contact can be quite frightening.

Warm wishes


Training, qualifications & experience

  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling
  • Diploma in Working with Young People
  • Mindfulness Diploma
  • Transactional Analysis 101
  • Sandtray Therapy
  • Facilitating Groups
  • Working with Parents
  • Trained to teach .b Mindfulness Curriculum
  • Working with Survivors of Abuse
  • Substance Use/Misuse
  • Self-harm
  • Sex and Intimacy after Sexual Abuse
  • understanding ADHD
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Coaching
  • Teen Relationship Training

    I am the Mental Health and Wellbeing Lead in a secondary school and I have previous experience with supporting young people in care. I have worked for the Children's Society, counselling parents/carers and delivered training for parents of teenagers.

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)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy


  • Each hourly session costs £40.

I offer concessions to those who are on low income, as I believe everyone should be able to access Counselling. The initial session of an hour will cost £20. Within that time you can experience how our sessions together will feel, as our relationship is paramount. It will enable you to discover if I am someone you can trust as safe to share your thoughts and feelings with.

Further information

I welcome any questions you may have so please contact me by email at nicola@mindfulcounsellor.com or phone 07850424999. I invite you to take a look at my website mindfulcounsellor.com for more information.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Warm wishes


5 Brownlands Close
EX10 9AS

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


I am willing to be flexible to work around your needs but my main availability is weekdays after 4 pm and weekends.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Nicola Thomas - Adv. Dip. Integrated Counselling & Dip. Young People MBACP

Nicola Thomas - Adv. Dip. Integrated Counselling & Dip. Young People MBACP