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MBACP, Dip Couns, BSc, H Dip

About me

Are you struggling to come to terms with grief? Or feeling anxious and overwhelmed with life? Not sure what the point is? Or need to navigate a path out of the darkness?

Hi, I'm Nigel Spencer. I use a range of integrative counselling techniques, combined with my own professional and personal experiences, to help you overcome your challenges and find your way to a vibrant and content life.

I provide a warm and comforting welcome at my counselling room in Brighton, where you can take time to pause, and have the support you need to work through your thoughts and feelings.

You deserve to lead a content and happy life, but I understand that getting to that place can seem overwhelming when you're feeling trapped by your current situation or emotions. I am ready to help you find the life you're meant to be living with kindness, empathy and honesty.

Counselling can be useful at all stages of life, whether you are recovering g from a particular crisis or have more general feelings you want to work through. Most of us know when we have a problem but are often unable to find the answers on our own. Counselling helps you discover solutions, untangle emotions, and find peace with situations beyond your control.

I offer a gentle, free, no obligation, consultation to discuss your situation and needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Qualifications

  • Diploma in Integrative Humanistic Counselling (Wealden Psychology Institute)
  • Diploma in Hypnotherapy
  • Certified Grief Recovery Specialist with Grief UK, offering programmes face to face locally in Brighton & Hove and online worldwide.
  • BSc Palliative Care Nursing
  • H Dip in Adult Nursing

I have specific experience helping clients with:

  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Developmental trauma and attachment difficulties
  • LGBTQ issues
  • Self esteem & self belief
  • Grief and palliative care counselling

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am a Grief Recovery Specialist accredited with Grief UK and offer one to one programmes.

I am a volunteer counsellor with Mindout in Brighton.

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Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

My counselling charge is £50 for a 50 minute session.

When I work

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Further information

WHAT IS MY COUNSELLING PROCESS?

There are several routes we can take, but follow largely the same steps:

Book initial consultation
If we decide that we’re a good fit, we book in the first session
During the first session we discuss: what we are trying to achieve (so that our sessions are purposeful) and we agree what our responsibilities are as both counsellor and client
We regularly assess progress together to make sure we remain on track
We might decide to extend counselling if additional issues arise, or we might even get to where you want to be faster than expected.
After counselling you will have gained valuable insights into yourself and have the tools you need to manage challenges going forward

Type of session

In person
Online
Home visits

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

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Online platforms

Zoom