Sue Nicholls Registered Counsellor and Supervisor MBACP

Sue Nicholls Registered Counsellor and Supervisor MBACP

Room 7
Ashcroft House
St. Pauls Road
Newton Abbot
TQ12 2HP

01626 330503 / 07769 274980

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About me

Would you like some help? Are you finding things difficult at the moment, suffering with anxiety, struggling with life and perhaps finding things overwhelming. Would you like to talk things over with someone who will listen without judging?  Someone who can be completely neutral and help you to make your life a little better? Are you suffering from anxiety, depression or panic attacks, or struggling with a bereavement?

Please take a look at my details, both here and on my website and if you think I could help then please get in touch, I would love to hear from you.  I began my own journey with counselling after realising that I couldn't always talk to family or friends about my problems. Starting to recognise that looking after myself was important allowed me to realise that I could enable others to do the same.

I can provide counselling on a one to one basis which is unique to your individual needs. Together we can focus on your needs and work towards making life better for you. I may also challenge the way you look at things and encourage you to see things in a different way. 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 individuals 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.

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 qualified as a counsellor in July 2013 having taken my Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling at Heartwood Counselling and Psychotherapy College and went on to complete a BA in Integrative Counselling.  I now also have a Diploma in Supervision and in Couples Counselling.

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

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

Nature Therapy

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

Online Counselling

Medication for depression and anxiety

Eating Disorders

Counselling couples

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


£40 per session which lasts for one hour for individual therapy.

£50 per session for couples counselling.

I do offer a concessionary rate for student counsellors/unemployed.

Further information

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.

Maps & Directions

Newton Abbot, TQ12 2HP

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: No

Premises are on 1st floor


All day Monday, Tuesday to Friday afternoons and evenings, and Saturdays. Can be flexible with days/times.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I am now able to offer supervision to Students, Counsellors, Psychotherapists and other Mental Health Professionals.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:Yes
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