Nicola Wareham MBACP (Accredited)
If you are reading this, you may be wondering if counselling is for you or you may have decided it is but are struggling to choose a counsellor from all the on line profiles.
The way all our lives have changed because of COVID-19 has created new challenges and highlighted uncertainty. We are all adjusting to a new world and your experiences over the past few months may have been very difficult or worsened things you were struggling with before. Or it may have prompted you to think about your life and what it means. Whatever you are struggling with, I would like to be there to support you so I will tell you a little bit about myself to help you make up your mind whether I might be the right person for you.
I am an experienced counsellor but I am also a warm, caring, compassionate person in everyday life and I feel these qualities are integral to my counselling work. I provide a quiet, contained space to really listen to what things are like for you. We will work together to develop your own understanding and meaning of what is happening so we can think about how you may wish to manage or change things.
My usual place of work is Beltinge, Herne Bay so I am very accessible from Thanet and the Canterbury and coastal areas. I am very pleased to now be working face to face with social distancing and hygiene measures firmly in place. I can also work via Zoom if you prefer this, please do not worry about the technology, we can work it out together. I promise that I will do my very best to make this as good an experience as I can.
I am experienced in working with depression, anxiety and when everyday life is getting on top of you. I work with relationship concerns and all kinds of loss, such as bereavement, job loss, redundancy and 'sense of self'. I can also help with overcoming negative thoughts and feelings and improving confidence and self-esteem.
These are some of the things 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 can work short or long term and we can discuss this at your first session. Whatever your reasons for coming into counselling, I would like to be there to support you. Please just telephone, text or email me and you can expect a prompt response.
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.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are £40 per session but I am willing to discuss concessions, please do just ring me and I will be very happy to chat to you about it.