Nicola Toye

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MA, MSc, Dip. Rel. Counselling, MBACP, RegCOSRT
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Glasgow G3 & G33
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Do you feel you would like your relationship to be in a better place? Perhaps you're going through a life transition such as becoming parents, or you're raising a family and you'd love to find that spark between you as a couple again. Have you noticed a distance between you, and that you miss the closeness and intimacy you once shared? Maybe your relationship has reached a crisis point such as an affair and you're looking to help your relationship heal. Or maybe communication has become an issue, leaving you feeling that your true needs aren't being met and you would like to understand each other better. 

As an experienced, qualified, and registered Relationship Therapist, I can offer a safe and inclusive space for you to explore and process issues that are going on for you in your relationship. I work with both couples and individuals for long-term or short-term therapy. Together we can explore your relationship dynamics and I can help you to find positive change. 

I am down to earth and work empathically and compassionately. Whether you attend as a couple or as an individual, I can help provide a space for insight and transformation.

I enjoy working with all sexual orientations and gender identities and work inclusively and affirmatively.  

If you would like to work on a sexual difficulty, I also offer psychosexual therapy sessions for couples and individuals (as a Psychosexual Therapist in training adding a further specialism to my established Relationship Therapy practice). This is a clinical talking therapy which can help with issues such as:

  • Pain during sex
  • Differences in desire 
  • Low desire
  • Vaginismus
  • Difficulties with arousal or orgasm
  • Effects of the menopause
  • Erectile issues
  • Premature or delayed ejaculation
  • The impact of sexual abuse

I offer a free 15 minute zoom consultation to allow you a chance to meet me, ask any questions you may have about therapy, and see if we're a good fit. So feel free to contact me to arrange an initial consultation call. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Relationship Counselling - Relationships Scotland; Edinburgh Napier University
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy - In Progress 
  • MSc Social Science Research (Medical Sociology) - The University of Glasgow
  • MA Sociology - The University of Glasgow
  • Member of College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists 
  • Member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy 

I have experience of working in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dublin in relationship counselling, sexual health, mental health, addiction (rehabilitation and family support), acquired brain injury rehabilitation, and social science academic research. For my Masters degrees at Glasgow University I studied sociology, anthropology, psychology, social policy and social science research. My academic background, counselling experience, and previous work experience combine to inform my therapeutic work allowing me to have an holistic approach to your relationship. 

Member organisations

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.

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT)

COSRT is the UK’s leading membership organisation for therapists specialising in sexual and relationship issues.

All members must abide by their Code of Ethics and the performance of accredited members is regularly monitored.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£65.00 - £85.00

Additional information

Online sessions (weekly - weekdays and evenings):

Individuals - £65 - 50 minute session

Couples - £75 - 50 minute session

In person sessions (weekly - weekends):

Individuals £75 - 50 minute session

Couples - £85 - 50 minute session

Payment is by bank transfer in advance 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
  • In person sessions take place weekly at the weekend only
  • Online sessions take place weekly on weekdays and evenings. 

Further information

I work in an integrative way using person-centred, psychodynamic, and systemic approaches. This allows us, at a gentle pace, to look at how your past, present, and family systems contribute to your intimate relationships.

48 Berkeley Street, Glasgow, G3 7DS

138A Cumbernauld Road, Stepps, Glasgow, City of Glasgow, G33 6EZ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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