Nikki Blake MNCS (Accred) MBACP
Welcome to my profile, my name is Nikki. I am based in the market town of Witney in West Oxfordshire and am a professionally trained and qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor offering therapy services to both adults and young people.
I work with clients with a range of issues including; stress and anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationships and grief. I have specialist training in grief and loss through my work as a Bereavement Volunteer for Cruse Bereavement Care providing emotional support to anyone who has experienced loss through the death of a loved one. I am also a qualified hypnotherapist and find this tool of particular benefit when working with clients with issues such as panic attacks, anxiety, stress and phobias.
Additionally, I tutor in counselling skills at a Further Education College supporting students to gain their qualifications. I also tutor on an Awareness of Mental Health course which I find links well with my counselling practice. Finally, I support 16-18 year old students at the college through face-to-face counselling sessions.
How counselling can help
The day-to-day hustle and bustle of our lives and the pressures of the world that we live in inevitably throw up challenges that we find hard to deal with from time to time. You may be feeling alone and unsure where to turn and if this resonates with you right now, I want to reassure you that this is not uncommon. I would like to encourage you to explore those issues and associated feelings in a professional and supportive environment through therapy. I can provide you with a safe, confidential space and the right support to help you gain a wider understanding of your difficulties and help you to begin to feel much more positive.
What to expect in your first session
I offer a 30 minute free, no obligation initial session which can take place in person, over the telephone or online. During this time we can talk through what you wish to get out of your therapy sessions and answer any questions that you may have. I will also take the opportunity to outline the way we will work together so you feel totally reassured about the process.
Please contact me for further information and to book your first session.
Training, qualifications & experience
My counselling experience and continued professional development is underpinned by the following qualifications:
- Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
- Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills
- Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Photos & videos
Free 30 minute initial, no obligation consultation.
£40 per 50 minute session.
Concessions available including £25 per 50 minute session for student counsellors in training.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work out of professional, serviced offices with lift access and convenient onsite parking.
I am able to offer appointments on weekdays between 8am to 7pm.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|