Nicole Gibbs MBACP
Hi, my name is Nicole. I guess you are thinking about counselling? Daunting prospect? It doesn’t have to be if you find the right counsellor. Feel free to give me a ring for a chat...
A little background information about me: Well, my experience allows me to work with individuals and couples, offering a safe place to explore what’s going on for you. By drawing on several therapeutic techniques/theories, together we can help you find new ways to live your life, with the aim of increasing and improving your personal growth and well-being. I work holistically taking into account your mind, body, spirit and your environment ... the whole you. I will be guided by you. We will go at your pace.
I am based in Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield with ample off-road parking whilst on route for the X12/902 bus and Butlers Lane train station (cross city line from Longbridge to Lichfield).
Training, qualifications & experience
My ‘helping’ work began in 1998 when I began my studies for a Social Work degree and then 14 years working for the Probation Service. I worked (and continue to work) with a variety of issues involving substance abuse, self-harm, domestic / sexual abuse (victims and perpetrators), child protection and poverty. Working for various charitable organisations and in my own private practice has afforded me valuable experience in working with children and young people, individuals and couples again with a wide range of differing issues involving depression and anxiety, low self-esteem and self-worth, loss and bereavement, guilt and shame, confidence issues, rape and sexual abuse, miscarriage and post natal depression.
Professional Qualifications include:
- Post Graduate Certificate in Holistic and Integrative Psychotherapy
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Life Long Learning Certificate in Loss and Bereavement
- BA (Hons) Degree in Social Work
- Counsellor - St Giles Hospice - Loss & Bereavement (children, young people and adults)
- Counsellor - Sarac (Sexual Abuse, Rape, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Exploitation)
- Child Bereavement - Support Group Facilitator - St Giles Hospice
- Child Bereavement Camp - Facilitator - Newark Child Bereavement Centre
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
Individual counselling sessions can last up to 1 hour charged at £40.
Couples counselling sessions can last up to 1 1/2 hours charged at £60.
Cash payment at the end of each session or direct bank payment 24 hours prior to each session.
Availability - Monday to Friday with some evening appointments available. I offer face to face counselling along with online counselling (Skype)
Types of Client - Individual adults and couples
I am fully insured and have an up to date DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service, formally CRB).
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), number 160733 and adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework: http://www.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework/
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Flexible hours Monday to Friday with some evening appointments available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|