Wendy Showell Nicholas MA, PG Dip.Psych, MBACP
I am a BACP registered relational, integrative psychotherapist with over 25 years of therapeutic experience. I work with a very wide wide range of people so if you are not sure if I am right for you, please do call and have a chat. Whilst my client base is varied, my specialist interest is working with professionals in law, policing, social work , health and allied professions whose day to day work brings them into contact with very difficult material. This work can make us vulnerable to vicarious and secondary trauma and I am passionate about combatting this in my therapy sessions but also in workplace wellbeing services.
Therapy with me will often feel like a conversation, but it is a conversation in which I will question and often provide feedback and perspective, whilst encouraging you to develop your own hypotheses and insights. I believe that you are the expert in your experience and I act as a guide in developing a deeper understanding of yourself and some of your experiences of the world.
My therapeutic style is integrative and relational, combining a holistic approach with evidence-based practice, that is treatment that is backed by scientific evidence.
The holistic approach, incorporates all aspects of yourself. Your emotional aspects, attitudes and beliefs (mental), physical manifestations of struggles (body), and spiritual aspects (what gives you hope, meaning and purpose). Any or all may be addressed in the therapy process. Because I am not bound by one theoretical discipline, I may also draw on wider culture, bio- social-medical science, art and literature in my practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Grad, Diploma in Psychotherapy
MA Education (Social Work)
Practice Education certificates 1 & 2
Master Practitioner in NLP
Life Coaching Certificate
Business Coaching Certificate
Diploma in Hypnotherapy
Diploma in Social Work
Post Grad Diploma in Manangement Studies
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I work with a variety of clients and have particular experience with professional clients who have jobs that bring them into contact with distressing and difficult material, for examine, criminal lawyers, police, health, social work, paramedics and allied professionals.
£50 per session for block booked sessions
£70 per session for one off coaching or safeguarding supervision sessions for professionals
Price upon request for organisations looking to provide a wellbeing service
Due to safety restrictions around corona virus, I am currently only conducting sessions online or on the telephone.
I would always encourage anyone looking for a therapist to call or arrange a session to see how you feel with the practitioner. Please feel reassured that I would expect you to do this and you would be under no obligation to go ahead with sessions. This first contact would of course, be free of charge.