Nikki Holmes (MBACP) Dip. Couns.
My name is Nikki and many thanks for visiting my page.
I am a fully qualified counsellor with 11 years counselling skills experience and 20years experience of working within young people in education. I am also a Registered Member of the BACP. As a counsellor I am honesty, empathetic, warm and professional offering unconditional positive regard to all of my clients. I can offer a safe, confidential environment where you will not feel judged or uncomfortable as we work together to explore your thoughts feelings and behaviours to help you to move forward in a more positive light.
I have a special interest in working with clients who are presenting with relationship or work-related stress, anxiety or depression. I also have a vast amount of experience of working with children who have anxiety, depression, suffering from grief and in particular those who are struggling to understand their feelings and emotions etc. We will work together to explore those deeper issues and patterns, gaining a greater understanding of yourself and your relationships in the process as we address those specific problems that's causing you concern or confusion.
I am passionate about mental health and well-being and know that during this current turbulent and uncertain time, we need to look out for each other and talk about your worries, stresses and anxieties. As we begin to move forward through this pandemic it has never been more important to ensure our key workers mental health is looked after and stress free.
Over the years I have worked with adults and vulnerable children who have presented with a wide variety of personal issues including:
stress – work-related stress,
anxiety and depression
bereavement and loss,
relationships - divorce or separation,
addictions, anger mangement
self-harm and suicidal ideation,
low confidence or self esteem
When working with you, I will use which ever counselling model that is more appropriate to your individual needs. This is because everyone experiences life and difficulties in a completely different ways therefore, needing bespoke therapy. I will work with you to explore your feelings, relationships with others etc to resolve those feelings that stem from your past that may now be causing you some difficulties.
Within the realms of CBT counselling, we will work within the here and now to understand, accept and explore your thoughts, feelings and negative behaviours that are impeding upon your life. Within this form of counselling you will learn the skills to enable yourself to deal with any problems that may arise in the future using the CBT approach.
I am here for you, you have made the courageous step in contacting a counsellor for help.
So please, do not suffer in silence, contact me!
Thank you for taking the time to visit my page.
#dontsufferinsilence #britaingettalking #timetotalk
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Grief and Bereavement
Certificate in Mindfulness for Stress
ABC Level 4 Diploma in the Theory and Practice of Counselling
ABC Level 3 Child Counselling
ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
ABC Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Concepts
CPCAB Introduction to Counselling Skills Award
CPD Certificate in Mindfulness for Stress
National Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator Award (SENCO)
PGCE Inclusion & Vulnerable Learners
I am from a Person-Centred & Psychodynamic Counselling background and can also offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy as well. As a qualified counsellor I work according to the BACP regulations and ethical guidelines, ensuring my practice is to a high standard.
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
I am availabe to provide telephone, zoom, walk and talk therapy or face to face counselling sessions.
I offer a free no obligation 30 minute telephone consultation.
I am a compassionate counsellor who has worked with adults (16 yrs +) offering a variety of counselling for issues regarding; anxiety; grief; stress; suicidal ideation; depression; trauma; confidence / self-esteem & abuse. My therapeutic approach will be individualised to meet your needs, as we are all unique and experience life, pain & trauma differently.
I am friendly, non-judgmental and confident at establishing a trusting rapport with clients, whereby I can help you to understand, accept and change any negative mindsets / behaviours that have been impeding on your life. I will treat you with respect, honesty as I am approachable & warm as we work together to move you forward positively with your life.