Nicolas Spooner

Nicolas Spooner


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07365115274 (Mon-Fri)

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Therapist - Southport

Southport PR9
07365115274 (Mon-Fri)
Sessions from £40.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Available for home visits
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

Specialising in bereavement, loss and grief, as well as depression, anxiety and stress.

Imagine walking into a room, laden down with the heavy baggage of your life. Then emptying some of those bags to look at what's really inside, hopefully to spot things that shouldn't be there. Then when you pack your stuff up and leave, your bags may be just a little lighter each time

Face to Face sessions are available at my discreet and tranquil Ainsdale practice, situated in my private garden, not visible from the main road.

I also offer specialised counselling for ex Jehovah's Witnesses struggling with the effects of shunning or other issues such as guilt, anger and identity loss. More information on this service can be found at www.exjwcounselling.co.uk

Fully qualified, I also offer couples counselling and online counselling, which can make therapy more accessible to people with busy lives. It is also a vital source of support for those that struggle to leave the house or have anxiety around meeting new people.

Getting help in the form of counselling is a sign of strength. It shows that no matter how you may feel about yourself just now, you still have the ability to make positive changes in your life and place your own needs first at a time when you really need to. For many people, talking to a counsellor is one of the best decisions they ever make.

Read more at my website www.beyourselfcounselling.co.uk

I would recommend that we have an initial 30 minute chat, free of charge, where you can speak to me and I can explain how I work and give you the opportunity to gauge whether you feel I would be the right therapist for you.

Once you message me you should have my automated acknowledgement of your contact right away, so be sure to check your spam/junk folder if you've not had that back from me pretty soon.

I offer student counsellors their compulsory personal counselling for £25 per session.

Practice description

Through Be Yourself Counselling I am proud to offer help to people that are struggling with problems in their life.

Stress, anxiety, depression, bereavement and loss are just some of the things that counselling can help alleviate.

Abuse victims and trauma sufferers also experience big improvements in their situation after a period of effective therapy.

Counselling also available for those struggling with Jehovah's Witness exit. (Whether you're PIMO, POMO or POMI)

I try to promote an environment of honesty, trust and security to allow you to be brave and examine what is happening to you. To explore the reasons why you feel the way you do and to ultimately help you to figure out the best way to deal with your challenge and formulate a plan to move forward with your life.

I will take opportunities to try to motivate you and build your self confidence or self belief when opportunities arise.

I believe that everyone has the solution to their problems but not everyone knows how to find those elusive answers. This confidence I have in each person I work with often translates into them believing more in themselves as they see things in their life begin to change, both psychologically and practically.

Couples that come to therapy often find new levels of honesty to move their relationship into a happier, healthier place. They identify areas where communication is breaking down and can develop a greater understanding of how life is for the other person

I am proud to offer an inclusive, non-discriminatory service to anyone that wants to have effective counselling in their life.

My first session

During our first session I will spend some time explaining how the counselling works, show you my credentials such as qualifications and insurance, and describe what our joint responsibilities are when it comes to getting the most out of your sessions.

I will explain about confidentiality and also how there are certain legal issues that could affect it.

I will also take some time to explain about the type of therapy we will be using.

After that first 5-10 minutes you will be given the opportunity to speak about whatever it is that comes to mind for you.

I will not be directing you. The session is yours and you can use it how you think is best for you.

This concept of YOU steering the subjects you discuss will be carried forward to all future sessions. You will be very much in charge of our own destiny.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, EAP, Older adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited

Therapist - Southport

Southport PR8
07365115274
Sessions from £40.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Available for home visits

About me and my therapy practice

**If you are seeking counselling for grief, loss, bereavement, stress, depression, anxiety, low self esteem or anything else preventing you being happy, please click the other Therapist-Southport tab above.**


I offer counselling for ex Jehovah's Witnesses who are struggling to deal with life outside the organisation.

Whether you are disfellowshipped, faded, disassociated or even still physically in but mentally out (PIMO) you need a counsellor that can understand what your life is like and how it has been.

As with all counselling, you will have the opportunity to talk about and explore what you have going on in your life, but you will also have the added benefit of knowing that your counsellor appreciates that your view on life, the world and the people within it may not necessarily be the same as most people.

Not many counsellors understand the impact of shunning and what it is like to have those closest to you, ignoring you, no matter how close you may have ben in the past.

Do you still believe that Armageddon is imminent and wonder if you've made a big mistake?

Maybe you suffer with extreme guilt, anxiety or frustration after your experience as a JW, whether you were born in or converted.


Practice description

Whatever the JW life has left you feeling, you need to talk to somebody that understands and not have to spend endless hours explaining the unique nature of the doctrine to your counsellor.

You need to be able to spend your time unpicking how you feel, why you feel it and figure out what you think will be the best way to try to move forwards with your life.

Brand new research into the JW organisation and the effects of ostracism is starting to emerge and along with it, the realisation that people need specialist help to recover from the effects of being a Jehovah's Witness.

Choosing a counsellor that understands about this is an important step.

My first session

Our first session will be an opportunity for me to establish, in greater detail, the position you find yourself in, whether you are PIMO, POMO or even POMI.

We will have had a free telephone assessment in advance of our first session together where information about you will have been discussed but our actual sessions together will all form part of the strategy to help you deal with your life and plot a path forwards

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Identity issues, Life coaching, Loss, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Couples, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited