Nigel White

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MBACP (Accred)
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Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD7
Available for new clients
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About me

I've been in professional practice for 33 years. I provide one-to-one counselling and supervision. At the moment all sessions are online. I work with adult clients.

Talking to a counsellor gives you a chance to reflect on what's going on for you. I will not judge or criticise. I will ask questions which help us both understand your situation.

Client and therapist figure things out together: it’s a co-operative process. You find words for what’s happening… I listen and check my understanding. We help each other to create a shared picture we can work with. This shared picture is not something you could have come up with on your own. You may experiment with new behaviour and we'll learn from the results.

The only way to find out what counselling feels like is to try it. You are welcome to book an initial phone call so we can discuss working together. This will be for 30 minutes and is free. After this meeting you can decide if you want to work with me.

Sessions last 60 minutes and take place at planned times. It is best to start out weekly but sessions can be spaced out later, as you get more control of your issue. Counselling ends whenever you say it is finished.

Please see my website for more information about the way I work.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training and qualifications

Advanced Diploma in Counselling, Leeds University. 2 years, 1989-90.
Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) Practitioner, Dept of Clinical Psychology, Sheffield University. 2 years, 1996-98.
BACP Accreditation 2000.
MSc Narrative Therapy, Bristol University. 2 years, 2007-09.
(and endless short courses, workshops, seminars, etc).
Currently I am training in Focusing.

Experience

I have 30 years experience as a counsellor – in both long and short term counselling. For 12 years I saw clients in the NHS and mental health settings (for the charity Mind and in several GP surgeries). For 13 years I worked in a student counselling service. I worked in social work settings, in the community, for 5 years. For 7 years I worked with clients in prisons. I worked therapeutically with perpetrators of sexual violence for 12 years. I first started a private counselling practice in 1991. I began supervising counsellors in 1994.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial online session

Additional information

Free initial telephone meeting of 30 minutes. After this meeting you can decide if you want to work with me further.

Subsequent sessions are £60 for 60 minutes, payable in advance.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Sessions are on weekdays only and online only.

I check my messages once a day, so please allow time for my response.

Further information

When working on an issue it is helpful to have regular meetings. The work will involve noticing things happening in sessions and between sessions, ie becoming aware of things happening between you and others, and things happening within yourself. You can try new behaviour between sessions, knowing you have the support of the next session to think about the results.

The work we do together will involve guided awareness exercises to help you calm your nervous system. Gradually your body can become a resource and refuge rather than a threat. If your body gets triggered into alarm or shutdown states when you talk or think about past experiences, I will teach you to regulate your bodily state. Once you can calm yourself, even in stressful situations, you can decide if you want to talk through the traumatic events themselves. Sometimes learning the skills of self-regulation is enough. This will be your decision.

Marsden, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD7

Type of session

Online

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

Online

28 years experience providing supervision for counsellors.

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Nigel White
Nigel White