Nikki Blake MNCS (Accred) MBACP
Welcome to my profile, my name is Nikki. I 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 and Supervisor 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.
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 free 30-minute, no obligation initial session which can take place online or over the telephone. 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. Please note that I only offer online sessions via Zoom but can also offer outside sessions and 'walk and talk' therapy (weather permitting).
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
- Awareness in Bereavement Care - Cruse Bereavement Care
- Supervisor training - Cruse Bereavement Care
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.
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.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Free 30-minute initial, no obligation consultation.
£45 per 50-minute session.
£30 per 50-minute session for student counsellors in training.