Nicola Paterson

Nicola Paterson

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Therapist - Grimsby

Grimsby DN32
Sessions from £45.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates


I work Tuesday and Thursday face to face at Vita, King Edwards Street, Grimsby and online and at Cudox Therapy Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I offer flexible daytime and some evening appointments. 

About me and my therapy practice

Hi I’m Nikki and I am a qualified counsellor with a BA (honours) in Counselling, and certificates in both Couples counselling and children & young people counselling. I am currently studying a Masters in Contemporary Relationship Studies working with couples and families.

Life is full of ups and downs that can result in feeling stressed, overwhelmed and questioning yourself and the world around you. Therapy can help with various issues including but not limited to feeling alone, lost, worried, sad, angry, or anxious. Communication difficulties, relationship / family issues, and struggling after a traumatic event can all be explored in therapy by talking through what is going on for you, your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Change can be a scary thought, but counselling can be a really helpful process for personal growth, developing boundaries and self-awareness. 

I am very passionate about counselling and truly believe in the unique connection that counselling offers. The open, non-judgemental environment offers a safe space to talk where you can be really heard and seen. I will go at your pace and help you find your own answers. I hope that coming to counselling you are able to feel more empowered and have a deeper understanding of what had brought you to counselling. I love seeing a person becoming more aware, and confident, having improved communication, healing wounds and finding a path to be themselves and to move forward with self-acceptance. 

Since starting my counselling career I have worked with client issues including stress, work-related issues, trauma, self-harm, neurodiverse clients (ASD, ADHD), relationship issues, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, anger and emotional regulation, grief, and supported individuals from the LGBTQI+ community.  This list is not exhaustive so please contact me to ask if you do not see what you are experiencing here. 

Practice description

I work from a person-centred base which means seeing you as an individual and working with your needs. I use parts from other modalities I have learned along the way to be able to offer an individual and holistic approach to your needs. Everyone is unique and we all work in different ways and that is OK, one size does not fit all. It's about getting to know you and the best way to support you. I work flexibly to suit your needs, whether that's weekly, fortnightly, monthly or ad-hoc sessions. 

I work in private practice under the name Vita Counselling, and I also work in Cudox Therapy CIC. Contact me for a free 15 minute initial phone consultation to see if counselling could help you and whether you feel we fit and are able to work together. The relationship between the counsellor and you is one of the most important aspects of counselling. 

Thank you for taking the time to read my profile, please contact me to ask any questions and arrange a free 15-minute consultation. I will respond to every enquiry I receive, if you do not hear back within 24 hours please contact me again and check your spam folder as sometimes replies end up there.  Nikki

My first session

The first session will be meeting and getting to know each other to ensure you feel comfortable to build that therapeutic relationship. We will go through the agreement and I will answer any questions you may have. If you feel comfortable we can talk about what has brought you to counselling and what you hope to gain from coming. 

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Neurodiversity, OCD, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Vegan allied, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Creative therapy, Family therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Couples, Families, Older adults, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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

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