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Nicole Gibbs MBACP (Accred)

Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B74
07967 141364 07967 141364 Registered / Accredited
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B74

About me

Hi, my name is Nicole.  I guess you are thinking about counselling / psychotherapy? Daunting prospect? It doesn't have to be if you find the right counsellor/therapist.  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).

I work face to face in a comfortable setting along with video calls via Skype.

Training, qualifications & experience

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 and suicide, 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, relationship 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

Further Experience:

  • 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



Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

Individual counselling sessions can last up to 1 hour charged at £40.

Couples counselling sessions can last up to 1 hour charged at £50.

Direct bank payment 48 hours prior to your session is appreciated. 


Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

Availability - Monday to Friday with some evening appointments available. I offer face to face counselling along with online counselling / psychotherapy via 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/

In compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) I will collect, use and store your personal data appropriately.  In essence this means I will take the necessary appropriate steps to protect your personal data once it has been shared in counselling sessions.

Please feel free to email me on enquiries@nbccmidlands.co.uk for a full copy of my Privacy Notice.  Further information on GDPR can be sourced via the Information Commissioner’s Office at ico.org.uk/concerns/handling/.

Sutton Coldfield
West Midlands
B74

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Flexible hours Monday to Friday with some evening appointments available.  I'm also happy to offer Skype video appointments.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Social

Nicole Gibbs MBACP (Accred)

Nicole Gibbs MBACP (Accred)