Nicola Vallance

Nicola Vallance

Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English

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Therapist - Poole

Poole BH12
Sessions from £45.00


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

About me and my therapy practice

I work with people from all manner of backgrounds and ages that are facing a wide range of life's challenges including relationship difficulties, longterm health conditions/disabilities, and abuse. Healing from the emotional impact that has caused stress, anxiety, and depression. Yet I also work with people to explore their personal aspirations/life and career goals too. Building self-esteem, confidence, and internal motivation to reach health, and lifestyle goals.

I have a relaxed approach yet effective too. Supporting people to overcome a variety of problems in my private and voluntary work. Working together to separate past experiences and unhealthy personal beliefs (inner critic) from the present. Bringing a calmer way of being so that you feel more confident, happier and in control of your life.

I focus on my client's own story to undercover personal meaning and deepen understanding. I sometimes use metaphors, visualisations to help clients express their experiences, their meaning - uncovering hope and personal aspirations. However, how we work depends on your individual needs and focus. Feel free to call or email to chat about what support you need

Practice description

I am a Person Centred / Humanistic Counsellor, and a member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy ( BACP ).

I belief that everyone is able to have a more fulfilling and authentic life. Sessions will help you to develop your self-awareness, self-condifence, an understanding of how you relate to others, and ability to make decisions that are right for you.  

I offer both short and long term counselling either 1 hour sessions or 1 half hour sessions which gives you with the time and space to explore your thoughts and feelings in a safe, nurturing and non-judgmental environment at a pace that works for you. 

My practice is based in Poole and Milborne St Andrew. I am also able to meet in Blandford, Dorchester, Wimborne (subject to room availability). 

My first session

I offer a free half hour telephone session so that you can get to know how I work and ask any questions and there is a short assessment form that I ask you to fill out to make sure I am able to offer you the support your need (or if you prefer we can fill it out together). 


Types of therapy

Existential, Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, 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