Nikki Howes Counsellor Kingston Upon Thames & Waterloo SE1
Helping people who are stuck get unstuck
Hope to Heal Counselling is founded on the assumption that human beings are imaginative, resourceful and unique. If you're looking for therapy it's likely that you're feeling 'stuck' and have forgotten about the qualities that make you uniquely you.
My approach is simple and jargon free. The aim of my work is to give you the tools you need to make the changes you want.
For many clients between one and six sessions can make a meaningful difference to the issues that brought you into therapy.
In addition to individual counselling with adults and young people I specialise in addictions counselling including sex, internet and relationship addictions.
I have 10 years experience in the addictions field and specialise in working with LGBT clients, chemsex and sex workers.
How I Can Help
No matter what the issue is counselling can help shed new light on problems and help you understand your feelings. I like to think of therapy as helping people who feel “stuck” get “unstuck.”
We're not looking at 'fixing' things that is a short term solution. Counselling is about building solid foundations to lead the life you want. It can be hard work and there may be bumps along the way but we will go at your pace. There may be work to do in between sessions and new ways of thinking to come to grips with.
Some areas I can help you with include:
- Generalized Anxiety
- Panic Disorder
- Work Related Issues
- Self Esteem
- Family Issues
- Bi-polar disorder
- Eating Disorders
- Relationship Issues
- Sexual Abuse
- Fibromyalgia/ Chronic Fatigue
Here's how it works...
You can call or email me I will aim to call you back within 24 hours to discuss your needs and arrange an appointment.
Sessions last for 50 minutes and I charge £45 at my Kingston practise and £55 at Waterloo. I reserve a fixed number of spaces for clients on low incomes at a lower rate.
Your first session is a chance for us to see if we're a good match for therapy and to give you some support right away.
Training, qualifications & experience
|A London South Bank University trained counsellor. I have been working in the counselling field since 2008 and hold both an advanced diploma in Integrative Counselling and an Msc in Addiction Counselling and Psychology. I offer counselling in Teddington and counselling for Kingston, Waterloo Richmond & Twickenham.
I have worked extensively with young people and adults in both private and public sector agencies.My development as a therapist has been greatly influenced by the creative arts and I have come to believe that creativity is innate in all of us.
I am passionate about supporting people and empowering people to create the lives they want.
As an accredited counsellor with FDAP and member of BACP (MBACP) I am bound by both bodies code's of ethics and am committed to on-going professional development.
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.
Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals
FDAP is the professional body for the substance use field and works to help improve standards of practice across the sector.
Membership of FDAP is open to individual practitioners and managers, service providers, academic institutions and commissioning bodies and there are different categories of membership.
FDAP members are bound by a Code of Practice and subject to a Complaints & Disciplinary Procedures.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Initial consultation will allow us to discuss your therapeutic goals and see if it would be helpful for us to work together.
Sessions are held on a weekly basis and last for 50 minutes. the cost of sessions is £45 per at Kingston and £55 at Waterloo.
Cancellations require a minimum of 24 hours notice.
Evening and weekend appointments are available