Nicola Wareham MBACP
I am an experienced counsellor who has worked privately for a number of years. I have also worked for charitable organisations and did my counselling placement in the NHS. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Pyschotherapy.
I work in Beltinge, Herne Bay so am very accessible from Thanet and the Canterbury and coastal areas. I work in private practice in the evenings and on Fridays and will offer appointments as flexibly as I can.
It is quite difficult to write an on-line profile and I am sure it is even more difficult to choose a counsellor based on them. How do you know what the counsellor will be like - will they be able to help you? Will they be able to understand what it is like for you? Do they seem like a real person?
To help you, I will try to give you an idea of what I am like, both as a person and a counsellor. Please also feel free to call me for an informal chat if you feel this would help you make up your mind.
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 can offer a quiet, contained space to 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.
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.
My fees are £35 per session but concessions are available.
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
- Career counselling
- 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
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
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