Nikki Crosby, BSc (hons), MBACP. Acorn to Oak Counselling Service
I believe counselling can help you change your life - it helped me to change mine!
My passion for counselling took root when I was in my mid 20's. I was going through a particularly difficult time in my life and was signposted to counselling. After two previous (and unsuccessful) experiences in therapy, I was a bit skeptical, but the journey I went on with my therapist was what I can only describe as life changing. At the end of my therapy I knew what I wanted to do with my life. I wanted to give to others what my counsellor had given to me. Fast forward some years and I am now a qualified therapist with a BSc (hons) degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy, and a registered member of the BACP.
I strive to give to my clients what was once given to me - a supportive, non - judgemental space where you can share and explore your life in a safe and contained way. I will join you on your journey, I will be by your side as you navigate life's bumps in the road and I will help you to develop and understand your self - awareness along the way.
Due to the difficult circumstances we all find ourselves in right now, I am currently offering remote counselling via telephone or Zoom/Skype but will be resuming face to face sessions in June.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 2 CPCAB Counselling Skills
- Level 3 CPCAB Counselling Skills and Studies
- BSc (hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Carolyn Spring - Childhood Sexual abuse: Hope for healing
- Carolyn Spring - working with Shame
- Cruse Awareness in Bereavement care.
- Level 2 Safeguarding adults
- PTSD counselling - Level 3 CPD
- Voluntary counsellor at a centre for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse
- Currently working as a counsellor for two local counselling agencies
- Ethical Decision Making
- Lives of quiet desperation - working with men
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I specialise in working with male adult survivors of trauma and abuse.
£35.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
£35 per one hour session
Weekday day times and evenings.
Concessions are available to those in receipt of certain benefits and trainee counsellors.
Evidence of these is required.
I work with a wide range of issues and with all genders but I specialise in working with male adult survivors of trauma and abuse