Nicola Dunkley

Nicola Dunkley


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Languages spoken: French, Welsh

Contact information

Phone number
01970 832001

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Therapist - Aberystwyth

Aberystwyth SY23
01970 832001
Sessions from £40.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary Rates

About me and my therapy practice

I am a BACP accredited counsellor working in private practice, often seeing people accessing counselling through their work (Employee Assistance Programmes) for 6-8 sessions. I also work with individuals who present with a variety of concerns they wish to address e.g. low mood, depression, anxiety, stress, relationship problems, lack of motivation, loss, upheaval, changes of different kinds, negative thinking, feeling stuck, uncomfortable emotions such as anger, abuse (including sexual, emotional, physical and neglect), bereavement and many more. I volunteer for Cruse Bereavement Care as a counsellor and supervisor and have volunteered for Seren, a charity offering counselling to adults sexually abused as children. I am also trained as a sandplay therapy practitioner. I work with young people in a Welsh-speaking secondary school and with students and staff on a university campus. I am a trained and qualified supervisor of counsellors. 

With regard to the section below on What I can Help With: I have to tick some boxes because it relates to how people search for help online.  However I would say that I am a general counsellor with a wide experience of working with a huge range of issues and presenting problems.  I do not see myself as an expert in any one problem, however in depth my experience may be in that subject, because to say one is an expert seems arrogant and also: 

what I do believe is that you, the client, are the expert on whatever is going on for you, whilst my expertise is in therapy - in the listening and noticing what you are saying and not saying, how that all might fit together, what it might mean for you, communicating what I am noticing to you in a useful way, creating trust such that you can share whatever you need to, however vulnerable that may feel, such that we can agree and disagree and work together, enabling you to draw on the resources you have to find a way forward that works for you.

What I can help with

Self-harm, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Trauma, Life coaching, Personal development, Asperger syndrome, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Health related issues, Identity issues, Self esteem, Women's issues, Child related issues, Relationships, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Play therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, EAP, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited

Supervisor - Machynlleth

Machynlleth SY20
07759 833511
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

I started counselling as a co-counsellor about 20 years ago, then trained for my Diploma in Counselling, qualifying in 2007 and have worked in three concurrent roles since then: as a school counsellor in a Welsh speaking secondary school, a university counsellor working with both students and staff, in my own private practice which includes providing counselling for Employee Assistance Programmes. Since 2005 I have volunteered for Cruse Bereavement Care and have been supervising fellow volunteers for several years. I qualified with the National Counselling Society Advanced Diploma in Counselling Supervision in 2016 and since then have been supervising counsellors in a variety of settings: university, charities (working with adults sexually abused as children; bereaved adults and young people; children and young people) and therapists in private practice.

I would just say that just because I have not ticked a box in the What I can Help with section, this does not mean I could not supervise a therapist who works sometimes with these issues. It simply means I would not set myself up as an expert in that field, or any field come to that, but it seems box ticking is necessary! I have ticked those boxes where I have had most experience.

What I can help with

Self-harm, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Personal development, Asperger syndrome, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Health related issues, Identity issues, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Women's issues, Child related issues, Relationships

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Play therapy

Clients I work with

Trainee, Adults, Organisations

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited