Counselling and Psychotherapy

Space to Talk

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Counselling and Psychotherapy

Counselling gives you a chance to explore your feelings in a confidential space. Counselling is often described as the talking therapy; it is a safe way to discuss your thoughts and issues. I am able to provide a friendly and non-judgmental space to talk through any issues you are currently facing.

Psychotherapy works to help you have a deeper understanding of your emotions by looking at your past. It questions how what you experienced in earlier life affects you in ways that might still be causing you issues now.

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Couples Therapy

When working with couples I use the Imago therapy method. Imago therapy is about learning a new way of communicating together as a couple to enable a deeper understanding of each other and to reduce conflicts. As an Imago therapist my role is to help you learn to connect in a way that strengthens your relationship so that you can to express yourself freely with your partner and feel understood.

See my Couples therapy page and Relationships Blog to learn more about how I work.

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About Me

My previous experience includes counselling adults in a charitable setting dealing with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, stress, trauma and abuse. In addition, I am experienced in working with teenage students and adults in bereavement, having been a therapist for a college and a bereavement support organisation.

Before becoming a therapist I worked in adoption for over 10 years helping to find families for children and providing support to adopters going through their adoption journey.

I therefore have a range of experience in supporting people and helping them through challenges in their life.

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Booking and Fees

I offer a free initial telephone consultation for new clients, the session allows you to ask any questions you have.

 Individuals 

50 minutes from £55 per session

 Couples 

Initial session 60 minutes £70

ongoing sessions are

90 minutes from £110

 

For more information on fees click here 

Get in touch by email 

Please state your preferred location for therapy;

Harrogate, Leeds or via Zoom.

 
My Approach

Hi, I'm Nicola and I am a qualified therapist accredited and registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am experienced in helping clients with relationship difficulties, anxiety, stress, depression, grief and many other issues. I work with Individuals and couples.

When working with individuals, I aim to help clients gain personal awareness and to process difficulties by offering an empathetic and supportive space for them to explore their experience and feelings. For me, the relationship between client and therapist is central to my practice.

Whatever the issue, counselling gives you a space to explore where you are in your life, how you got there and how you can move forward.

I work with couples to improve communication in their relationships and reduce conflict. Please see my page on Couples Therapy and my Relationships Blog to learn more.

I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I work to their ethical framework.  In order to gain my ‘Accredited’ status from the BACP, I have had to demonstrate through extensive client hours, essays and ongoing professional learning that I have high standards of knowledge, experience and development.

Testimonials

 

"I have a better understanding of how I relate to others and how I react to people. I have grown in confidence."