Nicola Stephenson

Nicola Stephenson

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Hove

Hove BN3
Sessions from £60.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

Life can be really tough and, sometimes, it's important to find someone to talk to - someone who you can trust and who will listen. As a psychotherapist I am trained to do this. With warmth, and kindness I will listen to whatever it is you want to say. And if you find it hard I will gently guide you, so that you can find your voice and, at your own pace and in your own words, begin to tell your story. Whether you wish to address a specific painful issue, such as family conflict, or talk about more general feelings of anxiety, the simple act of sharing your struggles can be tremendously healing and often brings immediate relief. Or you might be lacking energy and motivation and need help regaining your zest for, and direction, in life. You may have lost your enthusiasm for your relationship or your job and wish to explore new avenues. Or you may simply wish to embark upon a fascinating, exploratory journey of self-discovery. Whichever it is, greater self awareness gained from within the safety and confidentiality of the therapeutic relationship can lead to a vast improvement in your overall sense of well-being. As you gradually begin to connect with your true feelings and learn how to listen to painful emotions, rather than run away from them, you will feel empowered and able to make healthier decisions and choices for yourself. This is likely to leave you feeling stronger, calmer and more confident

The hardest hurdle to overcome is recognising that you need help. This is important because the sooner you address the problem, the sooner you will find relief from your struggles. The next step is to find a good therapist. The most effective therapeutic relationships are those that help you feel safe and secure. The best way to find out if I am the right therapist for you is to come and have a chat. I charge £30 for a 50-minute introductory consultation.

Practice description

I offer face-to-face weekly sessions at Wilbury Clinic in Central Hove. This is a beautiful, period building in which the clinic occupies the whole of the ground floor. There is a choice of four, light and spacious rooms - each with its own individual style and character, and each with tall ceilings and large windows. 

I also offer sessions by video link such as Skype or Zoom. This is becoming increasingly popular - especially with the current situation with Covid 19, providing and safe and appealing alternative for many clients. 


What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Infertility, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, CBT, Emotion focused therapy, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Relational, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Older adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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