About me

Nicole Reed – Qualified counsellor, a Member of BACP, DIP. Therapeutic Counselling and an Accredited member of the National Counselling Society

Finding the right counsellor for you can feel like a big task, you need to feel safe to share your feelings, and it’s important that you feel comfortable with the right person. There are lots of counsellors out there, so thank you for taking the time to read my information.

Putting your feelings into words can sometimes sound easier than it is, so having a counsellor who gives you space where those feelings can be shared safely is extremely important in understanding where those feelings stem from. It could be that you have held onto those feelings for years, from childhood, or something could have triggered them more recently in your life, helping you to look at where and how those feelings impact you is where I come in.

I am a qualified counsellor and a member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), so I adhere to their Ethical Framework.  I am also an Accredited member of the NCS, the Society deems me to be safe, competent and ethical to practise the vocation of counselling
and is thus recorded on the Society Register with Accredited Membership and the
designation MNCS (Accred).

I work as a person-centred counsellor but can draw upon other theoretical approaches if our sessions require it, we are all individual, so our sessions will be tailored to your needs.

I offer both long and short-term counselling, currently all of my sessions will take place online via Zoom or over the telephone, once the lockdown restrictions have completely lifted there may be an opportunity at having our sessions in person.

My current fees are £40 per 50 min session (I do have some availability for student counsellors at a reduced rate).

Whilst undergoing my training I worked at a Hospice, offering counselling to bereaved clients and those facing a terminal illness diagnosis, and also with a Domestic Abuse charity, counselling survivors of Domestic Abuse. During these placements, I received in-house training on working with Grief and Domestic Abuse. Prior to my counselling training, I also volunteered with a charity called Pregnancy Sickness Support (PSS), a UK Charity Supporting women with Morning Sickness and Hyperemesis Gravidarum.

I currently offer a free 30 min telephone call so that we can talk through what your needs are, and to find out if we can work together, please use my contact details to make this initial booking.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training and qualifications include:

  • CPCAB Level 2- Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • CPCAB Level 3- Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • CPCAB Level 4- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
  • Childhood Sexual Abuse I - Understanding the Impact on a Survivor
  • Childhood Sexual Abuse II - Working with Survivors
  • Suicide awareness training

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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.

National Counselling Society

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.

Fees

Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

My current fees are £40 per 50 min session (I do have some availability for student counsellors at a reduced rate).

Availability

As well as day-time appointments I also offer evening and weekend appointments 

Further information

Please contact me via email or telephone on 07594 221627 to book your free 30 min consultation.  As well as day-time appointments I also offer evening appointments if this is more suitable for you.

Aylesford
Kent
ME20

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

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Nicole Reed

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