ABOUT NICKYI am a qualified and fully insured hypnotherapist and psychotherapist and am a member of the National Register of Hypnotherapists www.nrhp.co.uk and Psychotherapists and the Complementary and Nataural Healthcare Council www.cnhc.org.uk I abide by a strict code of ethics and confidentiality.
I studied with the National College of Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy www.hypnotherapyuk.net and am a member of their student and alumini guild which involved 1800 hours of Masters Degree level degree training. I was awarded my diploma in 2008 when I completed a 12,000 word dissertation entitled ‘Anxiety and its Disorders’. I am currently working towards my Advanced Diploma which will allow me membership to The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy(UKCP) www.psychotherapy.org.uk and European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP) I undertook training in all the main models of psychotherapy and counselling including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), rational emotive behavioural therapy, gestalt, psychodynamic, humanistic, behavioural and neuro-linguistic programming (NLP). I also receive regular supervision.
My Personal GoalMy passion to help people with life’s emotional and mental struggles through counselling, psychotherapy and hypnotherapy began when I suffered with acute anxiety at the age of 23. I am now 42. This was terrifying for me, but found solace through psychotherapy and hypnotherapy.
Emotional and mental problems can be very frightening and debilitating and remove the joy and happiness from our lives that we all deserve. Addictions which are psychological or habitual, such as smoking or eating can start from being annoying to taking over ones life. Therefore, my personal aspiration and own internal values are to offer clients a safe, empathic, comfortable, relaxed environment. I feel it paramount to be non-judgemental and to genuinely listen to each of my client needs so we can work together to ease any pain that you have and achieve your goals.
Previous ExperienceI have gained invaluable experience working with people who have severe and enduring mental
health illnesses. I am also a volunteer counsellor for the Phyllis Tuckwell hospice supporting clients with terminal illness and family members through pre-bereavment and bereavement, and therefore helping people suffering with grief.I am a volunteer with SAdAS (Southern Addictions Advisory Service) www.sadas.org.uk/ who are a Guildford based charity offering help and advice for people suffering with alcohol and drug addiction. Finally, I also work as a crisis worker for people who have suffered the trauma of sexual abuse and rape.