My journey into therapy began in 2002 when, as a new form tutor in charge of a group of 16 year-olds I wanted to develop skills that would enable me to support them to the best of my ability. As a Psychology teacher I also had background knowledge of psychological approaches to therapy and an understanding of a range of psychological disorders. Over the years my interest developed into a passion and on completing my Level 4 qualification as a Therapeutic Counsellor in 2015 I started to explore solution focused techniques and mindfulness.
In recent years I have also worked as a volunteer supporting clients through experiences of grief and loss. This involved both face-to-face support and therapy via telephone. Working with sixth form students in a large comprehensive school also developed my skills in working with young people presenting with a range of issues from trouble with organisation and time management to anxiety, low self-esteem and exam stress.
I am continuing to study Solution Focused Hypnotherapy at the Clifton Practice in Bristol under the tutorage of David Newton who is a highly renowned and skilled practitioner of 25 years experience. I hold student memberships of the National Council of Hypnotherapists and the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapists. I am in receipt of ongoing training and supervision to support my practice. I chose the symbol of an eclipse to represent my therapy as the transitions I see in my clients are like movements from darkness into light; like a veil has been lifted and the way forward becomes clear.
Nicola is available Saturday mornings. Evening appointments are available on request. To book an appointment please give Abergavenny Natural Therapy Centre a ring on 01873 858391 or contact us.