Nicola Wareham MBACP
Finding the right person to talk to can seem daunting. It may seem overwhelming or even frightening to make the first step. I hope that this introduction will help with those fears. I am a warm, caring, thoughtful and compassionate person in everyday life and feel these qualities are integral to my work as a counsellor. I will do my very best to provide a nurturing and safe environment to enable to you talk about what you are experiencing.
Sometimes talking to a relative or friend is enough but there are times when we feel unable to do this. You may not want to burden them or cause them pain, you may feel they are not impartial or they may try to tell you what to do. Feeling alone at such times of emotional distress can leave us feeling unable to cope with everyday life and our thoughts and feelings.
Life-changing events, such as bereavement, divorce, job loss or redundancy are disorientating and feel impossible to accept. Perhaps you feel you have no reason to feel low and anxious but that is how you are feeling. These feelings may be new to you or you may feel they have been with you for a long time, perhaps from past relationships or childhood.
Whatever you are experiencing, the support I am able to give as a qualified (MBACP), experienced counsellor can help you. I will do my best to support you in considering and exploring your situation to develop your own understanding of what is happening in your life and help you find your own ways of managing or changing things. I have a flexible approach and can work short, medium or long term depending on your situation and individual needs and concerns.
These are some of the reasons you may wish to come for counselling and that I can help with:
to improve low mood if you are feeling low or depressed
to manage everyday life better if things are getting on top of you
to find ways of helping with anxiety or even panic attacks
to talk about concerns in your relationships
to manage the effects of redundancy or job loss
to improve confidence and self-esteem
to manage and overcome negative thoughts or feelings
to cope with the effects of childhood abuse or domestic abuse
for support with difficult feelings regarding pregnancy, birth or difficulty conceiving
I have several years’ experience in the NHS and for a charitable and private organisation, as well as experience in mediation. Although I have worked with a wide variety of clients I appreciate that everyone experiences similar issues and concerns quite differently.
You will be offered an assessment session which will give you the chance to talk about your hopes and expectations from counselling and to ask any questions. Following this, if you feel counselling would be helpful, we would arrange a regular 50 minute weekly session.
My fees are £35 per session but concessions (for example for students or those on benefits) are available.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions at all as I would be very happy to hear from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 4 Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate of Proficiency (BACP)
Working with Couples
Courses I have attended include Mental health first aid, motivational interviewing, mindfulness, anger, shame, dreams, creativity in counselling, working with adolescents and working with groups, working therapeutically with survivors of childhood sexual abuse, storytelling and sand tray therapy.
I have experience of working in the NHS and for a charitable and private organisation as well as experience in mediation.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
My fees are £35 per session but concessions (for example for students or those on low income) are available and I would be happy to discuss this.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Evening appointments are available. Friday day time appointments are available.
Types of client