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COVID-19

 

During the current period of social distancing I am offering client sessions via video calls.

Coronavirus: How to protect your mental health – click here (a useful article on the BBC website)

 

“Through the Coronavirus situation Nicky and I were able to continue my journey via online sources. Of course, this is not the same as meeting in person, but it is very close to it. Nicky still provided an understanding ear to listen and give the essential support I required. It was just nice having someone to speak to who understands, remains non-judgmental and can provide the balance between care and rational help. A lot of people have stress around online counselling, but the time, passion and dedication Nicky provides is enough to supersede these worries.”

Welcome to Brighton Counselling, my practice website, offering you a confidential safe space for one to one counselling. My background is Integrative Humanistic and Gestalt. I offer both short and long term counselling for a wide range of issues. I offer Clinical Supervision for individual counsellors and groups of counsellors. I work at AYA as a Clinical Supervisor in Southwick. I am on the membership committee at UKAHPP for applicants applying for accreditation as psychotherapeutic counsellors and psychotherapists. This accreditation leads on to accreditation with UKCP.

My training as a practitioner in family systemic therapy at Great Ormond Street is an integral part of the work we will do together. You may be experiencing a crisis or going through significant life changes. You may want to find out whether to stay together in your relationship or not and what needs to change. Perhaps you have unresolved childhood issues that require linking past events and experiences and seeing patterns in the present. I also offer bereavement counselling, dealing with loss, shock and terminal illness. I work with clients with serious health related issues such as ulcerative colitis, cancer, heart disease. This could be preparing for and following surgery and during treatment. I work with a wide range of client ages over 18 including students at Brighton University and University of Sussex. Please contact me directly.

About me

I am a fully accredited psychotherapeutic counsellor (MAHPP and UKCP) with over twenty years experience as a counsellor and ten years as an inner city teacher. I set up my private counselling practice in Brighton in 2002. I am based in central Brighton, two minutes from Brighton station and close to Seven Dials.

Reasons for counselling

I offer counselling for a wide range of issues. Although each client and approach is unique, some common themes that I work across include:

 


Bereavement


Unresolved childhood issues & trauma


Counselling for students


Anxiety


Supervision for counsellors

I trained as a Clinical Supervisor at The Gestalt Centre in London and I have been working with supervisees for several years, in a variety of settings. I offer supervision for both practising and trainee counsellors. I worked for CRI Counselling Service, now Pavillions, as a Clinical Supervisor for counsellors. I also worked for Cruse Bereavement Care as a Clinical Supervisor. Currently I work at As You Are Centre (AYA) with a group of supervisees who are counselling a wide range of clients.

“Over the weeks and months, Nicky really helped me work through the healing process. Two years later, my life has change completely. Counselling gave me more power over my life, and I am a much more confident and level-headed person now”
“Nicky’s calm, kind guidance and wise, warm humour in the right places allowed me to give myself the advice I would a best friend. I would recommend to anyone battling with the hurdles life throws to reach out and let Nicky work the same magic she did with me”
“Nicky’s empathic, gentle and honest way of being provided me with a space to talk and to be heard, a space to explore what I think and feel, a space to be understood and connect, a space to change and grow”
“After talking to Nicky for a few months I finally had the confidence to talk to the family about everything that had happened when I grew up. I don’t want drama in my life anymore. I only wish that I had come to counselling sooner”