Sue Nicholls BA(Hons) Integrated Counselling MBACP Counsellor and Supervisor
Are you struggling with life at the moment and feel that you would you like some help? Are you suffering with anxiety, depression, low self esteem, panic attacks or grief? Are you inundated with intrusive thoughts and finding everything overwhelming? Would you like to talk things over with someone? Someone who can listen without judging, who can be completely neutral and help you to make your life a little better?
Please take a look at my details, both here and on my website and if you feel that I can help, then please get in touch, I would love to hear from you. I began my own journey with counselling after understanding that I couldn't always talk to family or friends about my problems. Starting to realise that looking after myself was important allowed me to see that I could also enable others to do the same.
I can provide counselling on a one to one basis which is unique to your individual requirements. Together, we can focus on your needs and work towards improving life for you. I may challenge the way you look at certain things and encourage you to see life in a different way, which may be difficult at times. Counselling is not always an easy option but the personal benefits can be life changing.
I am an integrative counsellor, which means that I can work in a variety of ways to suit each individual person. I like to encourage people to explore their issues and work towards a better understanding of themselves and the world around them. I like to create a sense of calm and safety within the counselling room to give you the ability to focus on whatever you need to work on.
I qualified as a counsellor in July 2013 having taken my Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, then went on to complete a BA (Hons) in Integrative Counselling. Additionally I now have a Diploma in Supervision and in Couples Counselling (Marriage Guidance).
As well as my private practice, I am also the Counselling Services Manager for Counselling for Carers. This is a charitable organisation which provides low cost counselling for adults who are caring for others.
I am a fully insured registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and abide by their ethical framework. The BACP Register is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care to provide extra assurance for clients; for more information about the BACP register please visit http://www.bacpregister.org.uk/.
Training, qualifications & experience
I worked as a voluntary counsellor for Cruse Bereavement for four years and this has involved seeing clients who have experienced loss and bereavement in some way. Every person experiences grief in an individual way and I have gained a wealth of understanding from my work with these clients. I have also counselled people who are working as carers and this has involved working with depression, anxiety and low self-esteem issues.
I have experience of working in several different environments including management, administration, training and customer service. I am also a parent and recognise the huge pressures that we can find ourselves under in this role. I am able to draw on my life experiences to help me recognise and understand what you are trying to achieve through the counselling process. I am very down to earth and honest in my work and believe that the relationship we build is paramount to what we can achieve.
CPCAB Level 2 Introduction to Counselling Skills
CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Foundation Course in Bereavement Care Level 2
Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling
BA (Hons) Integrative Counselling
Diploma in Couples Counselling
Diploma in Supervision
Continuing Professional Development Workshops
Mindfulness in Therapy
Nutrition in Mental Health
Making the Implicit Explicit
Write for Life
Working with Tarot and the Archetypes
Working with Body Process
Working with Clients who have experienced Sexual Abuse
Discovering and Increasing Self Esteem
Sand Play Therapy
Understanding Substance Misuse
Working with Trauma
Medication for depression and anxiety
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
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
£40 per session which lasts for one hour for individual therapy.
£50 per session for couples counselling lasting one hour.
I do offer a concessionary rate for student counsellors/unemployed.
Currently available Mon to Friday using Zoom or Telephone, unfortunately I am not able to work face to face during lock-down.
I have rooms available in Newton Abbot and can see clients on most days or evenings
If you call and I am unable to reply please leave a message, send a text or an e-mail and I will respond as soon as I possibly can.