Nicola Philpotts

Nicola Philpotts

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Basingstoke

Basingstoke RG22
Sessions from £45.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates


Face to face sessions in Basingstoke available (with free parking) in an idyllic and discreet location.  

Zoom sessions and telephone sessions are also available for anyone in the UK. Flexible hours. 

About me and my therapy practice

Hello, I’m Nicola. I offer a calm, safe and empathic space so that you can talk through your troubles. Sometimes life can feel tough and this may be why you are reading this profile.

Are you wanting to make a change in your life, to be heard, to heal, to be understood, to begin a new understanding of yourself or maybe all of the above? I work with people just like you.

Having experienced counselling myself, I am a firm believer that finding the right counsellor for you is vital; I know it can work. 

I work with clients at their own pace and I feel passionate that we build a good relationship together. I believe that finding a new perspective in a supportive space will be empowering for you. By discovering more self-awareness, you can make the right choices for you and as a result of working together, you can change the ways in which you think, feel and act and also understand the ways others react to you.

Some of the areas that I can help you with;

  • Anxiety

  • Bereavement

  • Loss

  • Stress

  • Depression

  • Relationship Issues

  • Addiction

  • Feeling unable to cope

  • Childhood trauma

  • Rape and Sexual Assault

  • Generally feeling unhappy

  • Panic attacks

  • Low self-esteem

Seeking counselling can be one of the most helpful steps we ever take in our life. By reading this profile you have made that first step. 

I am registered with the BACP (British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists). 

It would be a privilege to work with you. 

Practice description

Face to Face sessions are located in Basingstoke in an idyllic setting with free parking. Zoom and telephone sessions are also available. 

I ensure I regularly attend courses to keep me up to date within the counselling profession. Below are some of the courses I have attended during 2020/2021. 

Menopause matters

Working with Boarding School Survivors

Depressive Self

Working with Trauma

Dealing with Distress

Child Sexual Abuse

Surviving rape and sexual assault 

Male rape 


Treating Shame


Stuckness - Working with Impasses

Anxiety and the single session

My first session

I offer a free 15 minute chat on the phone to help you decide if I am the right counsellor for you. Alternatively, you can just book an initial session to see what you think. 

If we agree to work together, further sessions are 50 minutes in duration and are usually at the same time and on the same day each week as agreed however I can offer some flexibility with us, especially if you are a shift worker. During the first session I gather further information and explore what has brought you to counselling and the goals you want to achieve. Sometimes you don't have a goal and that is okay. 

I offer open-ended therapy, so you can decide how many sessions are right for you. These sessions can be face to face, online or phone ….. or even a combination of all three if that works better for you. We often have busy lives and I try to be as flexible as I can to make it easier for you. 

I look forward to hearing from you. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Integrative, Relational, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

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