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:

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

Member organisations

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

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

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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.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

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
Home visits
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

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.

Online platforms

Zoom
Nigel Spencer

Nigel Spencer