Pat Nicholson DipHE Humanistic & Gestalt Counselling, MBACP, SO31

Pat Nicholson DipHE Humanistic & Gestalt Counselling, MBACP, SO31


07919 263 155

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07919 263 155

About me

Welcome to my profile. I hope you find the following information useful in your search for a counsellor. This is an important step in your process and if you feel that you would like to ask me any questions about my practice then please do not hesitate to contact me.

I am a qualified and experienced Humanistic & Gestalt Counsellor. I am primarily based in Warsash (SO31).

I believe that people have the potential and the resources to live fulfilling lives. However, from time to time you may find yourself facing difficult and challenging situations. You may feel overwhelmed, distressed and unable to cope. Your present experiences can often trigger memories of past difficulties and these can be confusing for you to process alone.

I see my role as a counsellor to provide a safe, non-judgemental and supportive space. I seek to create openness in my therapeutic relationships. I will support you as you explore your experiences and your feelings in order to reach greater understanding, clarity and awareness.

I work with people across age groups from 16 years upwards. I have supported people through a wide range of issues. These include anxiety, depression, ante & post natal depression, anger, stress, bereavement, loss, self injury, sexuality, gender identity, self esteem, family problems, relationship problems, work related problems. I am aware that every person will experience their own issues as an individual therefore I aim to work with each person based on their unique needs.

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I adhere to the Professional Ethical Framework which can be viewed at I am also a member of the Hampshire Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • DipHE in Humanistic Gestalt Counselling from University of Winchester
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Concepts
  • Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health Awareness

CPD courses include: Working with partners & families of trans identified people; Working with survivor's of childhood sexual abuse & adult rape; Counselling Young People; Teaching Mindfulness Groups; Attachment Theory; Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction; Anger Management; Working with people who have experienced domestic violence, honour based violence and female genital mutilation; Working with transgender people; Understanding Addiction; Sleep Awareness; Mindfulness Compassion & Self Care.

In the past I have worked with the NSPCC & a large 6th Form College Counselling Service. Alongside my private practice I am currently working with an Employee Assistance Programme & with a University as a Specialist Mentor.

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Accredited register membership

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  • The Counselling Room
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I offer an initial meeting at a reduced fee of £25. This is an opportunity for you to come along and meet me. Please allow up to 45 minutes for this meeting. We can talk about your reasons for coming to counselling and what you would like to achieve through the process. You can then choose whether you want to arrange further appointments.

My fee is currently £40 per session and each session lasts one hour. I can offer short term counselling (normally 8 sessions) or longer term counselling. This is your choice and we can discuss your decision fully during our initial meeting.

Further information

Appointments available at various times throughout the week In my Warsash practice.
Based in a discreet location in Warsash, SO31
Off road free parking
Good access

Fully insured.

Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service checks.

Maps & Directions

Southampton, SO31

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Appointments available throughout the week. Warsash - 07919 263 155

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme