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Nicolette Helps

Confidential Counselling and Supervision

About Me

My training is in Psychosynthesis Counselling which looks at the whole person, including body, mind and spirit. Psychosynthesis believes you already have all the knowledge inside you to help yourself - I am just there to help you find and use it.

 

 I use a variety of techniques to do this including discussion, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), creative visualisation, guided imagery, drawing and gestalt techniques. I never impose any of these tools on clients but explore your openness to trying these where appropriate and we work together to consider what we learn from each and how to apply these in daily life.

 

I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapists (Reg MBACP) and abide by their Code of Ethics. You can find out more about counselling and the BACP by clicking here.    

 

I offer both short and long term counselling as well as counselling over the phone and online.  Currently, due to the pandemic, all counselling is online or over the phone.

About Counselling

This is a very uncertain time, causing a lot of confusion, doubt and fear for many people. Counselling offers a safe, non- judgemental and confidential space to explore your inner thoughts and feelings and help you develop new ways of dealing with problems. Counselling can also help improve the quality of your relationships, build your inner strength and resilience and enhance your well-being. 

 

Many people are concerned about taking the first step; they think they should be strong enough to deal with anything on their own (beware the “shoulds”, often an internalised parent!). Friends and family can be a fantastic support but sometimes they can’t see issues impartially or they may actually be part of the problem. Choosing to come to counselling is a sign of strength, not weakness. We all need help sometimes, the strength is recognising when you need it.

There are a lot of counsellors with various training, qualifications and experience. These are important and you may have a preference, but ultimately the quality of the relationship with the counsellor is the most important. Do you feel they are trustworthy; do they show care, empathy and respect? Do they challenge when required, to help you reflect and move on.

Supervision

I offer supervision for groups, individuals and counselling trainees. I have trained in supervision for a wide range of disciplines including person-centered, CBT, gestalt, psychodynamic, integrated and transpersonal. I enjoy working with supervisees from a wide range of these discipline. I hold a Diploma in Integrated and Transpersonal Supervision from the Psychosynthesis Trust in London.

 

My approach to supervision is to support and encourage you, whatever stage you are at in your development as a counsellor. I like to work creatively and flexibly, while holding boundaries and ensuring safe and ethical practice. I see it very much as a reciprocal process and have learnt as much from my supervisees as I hope they have from me.

Reduced rates are available for trainees, the unemployed and other concessions - please ask. Please get in touch for a free, no obligation 30 minute chat to discuss if you are interested. Currently all supervision is online or by phone due to Covid-19 restrictions."

Success Stories

“Thank you for everything, you have saved my life”   (Adil)

“Nicolette is empathic and it was good to have a neutral space to discuss”   (Peter)

“I valued the relationship...I have appreciated the counselling”  (Kobe)

“I won’t give up now”   (Karolina)

“It really helped me”   (Alice)

“It was so useful to have someone to talk to”  (David)

All names have been changed to preserve confidentiality

Reach Out

email - nicoletteadivecha@gmail.com

mobile - 07534 637117

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