Nicola Stephenson

Nicola Stephenson


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07954 428 214

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Therapist - Hove

Hove BN3
07954 428 214
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

Life can be challenging and from time to time we all need help coping and coming to terms with difficult periods of our lives. It is very natural that you should feel the need to want to confide in and share your problems with a trusted other. Psychotherapy is a way of accessing a safe and confidential space in which to explore your problems. Within the nurturing comfort of the therapeutic relationship you will have the opportunity to tell your story. Whether you wish to address a specific, painful issue or talk about more general feelings of anxiety, the simple act of sharing your struggles can be tremendously healing. Being heard and metaphorically held by an empathic therapist who understands and appreciates how incredibly difficult life can be, often brings immediate relief. Greater self awareness gained through attending weekly psychotherapy sessions in the presence of a trusted therapist, with whom you feel safe and emotionally held, can lead to a vast improvement in your overall sense of wellbeing. As you gradually begin to reconnect with your lost authentic self, you will have the opportunity to drastically improve the quality of the decisions you make regarding the many, varied aspects of your life. In doing so, and overtime, you are likely to begin to feel more confident, more in control of and more at peace with yourself.

Whatever your goal it’s vital to find a psychotherapist with whom you feel reasonably comfortable. Key to positive psychotherapy outcomes is the quality of the emotional bond you are able to form with your therapist. A strong therapeutic relationship is one that is based on a two way connection rooted in a feeling of safety and security. For this reason I offer a free introductory consultation so that we can both get a feel for how it might be to work together and so that we can ask each other questions. If you wish to continue we can then arrange a follow up appointment and weekly sessions thereafter. 

What I can help with

Addictions, Eating disorders, Obsessions, Phobias, Self-harm, OCD, Anxiety, Bereavement, Service veterans, Abuse, Loss, Depression, Sexuality, Self esteem, Identity issues, Spirituality, Sexual identity, Women's issues, Pregnancy related issues, Child related issues, Adoption issues, Infertility, Relationships, Redundancy, Stress, Anger management, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Phenomenological, Relational

Clients I work with

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

How I deliver therapy

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

Therapist - HOVE

HOVE BN3
07954428214
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary Rates

About me and my therapy practice

Life can be challenging and from time to time we all need help coping and coming to terms with difficult periods of our lives. It is very natural that you should feel the need to want to confide in and share your problems with a trusted other. Psychotherapy is a way of accessing a safe and confidential space in which to explore your problems. Within the nurturing comfort of the therapeutic relationship you will have the opportunity to tell your story. Whether you wish to address a specific, painful issue or talk about more general feelings of anxiety, the simple act of sharing your struggles can be tremendously healing. Being heard and metaphorically held by an empathic therapist who understands and appreciates how incredibly difficult life can be, often brings immediate relief. Greater self awareness gained through attending weekly psychotherapy sessions in the presence of a trusted therapist, with whom you feel safe and emotionally held, can lead to a vast improvement in your overall sense of wellbeing. As you gradually begin to reconnect with your lost authentic self, you will have the opportunity to drastically improve the quality of the decisions you make regarding the many, varied aspects of your life. In doing so, and overtime, you are likely to begin to feel more confident, more in control of and more at peace with yourself.

Whatever your goal it’s vital to find a psychotherapist with whom you feel reasonably comfortable. Key to positive psychotherapy outcomes is the quality of the emotional bond you are able to form with your therapist. A strong therapeutic relationship is one that is based on a two way connection rooted in a feeling of safety and security. For this reason I offer a free introductory consultation so that we can both get a feel for how it might be to work together and so that we can ask each other questions. If you wish to continue we can then arrange a follow up appointment and weekly sessions thereafter. 

What I can help with

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

Types of therapy

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

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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