Nicole Gibbs MBACP (Accred)
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
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
- 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
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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/.