Nuala (Nu-la) Carey -MSc UKCP
I am an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor working with adults and young people (aged 16+) to help improve emotional well-being and quality of life. I offer short, medium and long-term counselling and psychotherapy.
Please note all sessions are currently online due to COVID-19. I am continuing to meet clients via telephone, Zoom, WhatsApp and Skype.
You may be experiencing distressing thoughts, low self-esteem, stress, anxiety or feeling overwhelmed with relationships or life. Counselling can support the exploration of difficulties, disruptive thoughts and feelings. A therapeutic relationship can offer and promote access to self-awareness and emotional wellness.
It is my belief that change can occur when the environment feels safe, confidential in which your feelings, beliefs and behaviours can be explored in a non-directive space. To facilitate, it is my intention to offer a warm, open and genuine relationship working from my person-centred modality and approach.
I am committed to growing my own self-awareness and working in a reflexive, curious manner. I bring my unique self to the therapeutic relationship which comprises of congruence, self-awareness and a non-judgemental attitude. I pay attention to the subtle nuances, I observe, take note, feel for and gain my felt sense of connection. Through my way of relating I hope that you feel I am present and that you are valued.
Initial contact for potentially working together would be via the phone or email where we can arrange a consultation. The first session allows us to meet and get to know each other and spend time gaining an insight into what brings you to counselling. It is also an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have about the way I work or the counselling process. Therapeutic relationships always begin with a clear and collaborative contractual agreement at the start of the work.
Training, qualifications & experience
I decided to retrain as a psychotherapist after 10 rewarding years as a secondary school teacher. During my psychotherapy training I gained experience in a number of placement settings. This enabled me to gain experience of working with a wide range of mental health issues, age-groups, class, gender, race and sexuality. My placements were within the Nottinghamshire area and included; Women’s Aid, Base 51, Bilborough Sixth Form College and The Carers Federation.
Years of experience - 4 plus
- UKCP full clinical accredited membership
- University approved Training for Working at distance/online
- The Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute Graduate membership
- MSc Person-Centred & Experiential Psychotherapy
- MA in Education
- PGCE Teacher of ICT
- BSc (Hons) Sports Science & Computing
- BND Health Studies
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
Initial consultation: £50 (1 hour)
Session fee: £50 (50 minutes)
Reduced fees for students and low income: £30 (50 minutes)
Home visits incur additional charges. Please contact me regarding this option *currently paused*
Monday - Friday (flexible times)
I adhere to the UKCP and BACP ethical framework and principles. I have regular clinical supervision which ensures the efficacy and safety of my practice and undertake continual professional development.