Introducing myself as a counsellor
* please note that due to the Lock-down, I am currently offering telephone counselling, WhatsApp voice, text video and also Skype/Zoom video or text*
My name is Nova, I am a qualified counsellor. I offer a confidential, non judgemental and welcoming environment for you to talk through any issues. I offer a safe space for you to explore and reflect on any issues that you may be facing, this exploration can help you to understand your emotions and feelings about any concerns that you may have in your life past or present.
Counselling can be long or short term. I have experience of working with issues around anxiety, panic attacks, depression, relationship difficulties, sexual/physical abuse, family difficulties and low self esteem including body image issues and others.
I am an individual member of the BACP. I abide by the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am GDPR compliant, and am fully insured. I am always working on my continuing professional development and am sure to attend or study online CPD courses.
I am currently undergoing training to become a qualified Supervisor and will take on supervises at a temporary reduced rate, please contact me for more information.
What to expect at assessment.
The first step is usually the hardest, but you have made that, and being heard without judgement can carve the way to healing. After first contact, we can arrange for an assessment at a convenient time for both you and myself. This is FREE and can take anything from 10-30 minutes.
This enables you to meet me and ask any questions or explore any concerns over what counselling may involve. I will ask for some personal details from you and explain why I am requesting these. I will explain how I safely store all your details and what happens to them after we have finished working together.
We can discuss your goals/needs for counselling and then you can either book in for your first 50 minute counselling session with me on a day and time that suits you (depending on availability) or you can go away and make a decision and get back to me.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold the following qualifications:
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Certificate in Counselling Studies.
- Certificate in Counselling Skills.
- First Aid at work
- Certificate in Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
- Certificate in Suicide Awareness.
- Certificate in Self Harm
- Certificate in creative tools
- I have over 1000 counselling hours experience and have been volunteering and working at a sexual abuse crisis centre for 4 years.
I am registered under the DATA protection act - registration number ZA294004, due to holding sensitive data.
I hold an up to date enhanced DBS.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial consultation is Free of charge.
Session are priced at £35.00 per session per Individual client.
Students : Counselling sessions available for students in counselling training. £25.00
Payments via cash, card (50p charge) or bank transfer.