- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
I have availability within my practice and my hours are flexible usually between 9am and 7pm Monday to Friday and 9am - 11am Saturday.
If you cannot attend sessions during those hours, let me know and I will do my best to accommodate an alternative time to suit both of us.
About me and my therapy practice
Hi I'm Nic.
If you are struggling with something in your life at the moment, I'm here to listen and help you to discover, explore and understand your difficult thoughts, behaviours and feelings such as anxiety, anger, sadness, guilt, fear. My approach is warm, calm and gentle, non-judgemental and empathic and flexible according to your needs.
I work affirmatively with diversity.
In our work together we'll find a way that helps you to move forward with your life and promote the change and growth that you desire.
I offer counselling in person in my private therapy room based in Thatcham, West Berkshire or online via zoom. We can also work outdoors where we will be surrounded by nature either walking or sitting.
As a qualified humanistic integrative counsellor I draw upon several different models of counselling work (Person-Centred, Gestalt and Transactional Analysis) which can help you unlock, explore and find deeper understanding of aspects of your self so you can focus on your strengths and capabilities.
If you would like more information and in advance of our first session I offer a 15 minute telephone call, FREE of charge, so we can introduce ourselves, discuss your needs and I'll talk a little more about how I can help you.
Contact me to find out more or to book an appointment.
I believe that as unique individuals we each have a right to choose how we want to live our own individual life to optimize our feeling of contentment, fulfilment and satisfaction and to be in contact with our real self. I'm passionate about our human right to choice and freedom.
We'll work together to understand and explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, helping you to find the real you, what's hidden beneath layers that have built up through life experience in order to protect yourself and survive the world around you.
It's important that you have a willingness to participate in the change process and embrace the experience, after all you are paying for it! I will commit to being there for you and taking you seriously. The work is a joint effort.
Be patient, it will take time, you will need to explore aspects of your self that you feel uncomfortable with but in the safe environment that I offer, I will help you with this.
My first session
Before our first session I offer a free 15 minute consultation by telephone just for us to have a quick chat, to introduce ourselves, discuss your needs and I'll talk more about how I work.
Our first session (and subsequent sessions) will be a maximum of 50 minutes. This may be in person or via zoom and we will complete a short assessment form and discuss our contract for working together before you talk about you.
Our first session will also give you the opportunity to decide whether you would like to work with me and if I can be of help. There's no obligation to have a second session if you feel this is not right for you.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, LGBTQ+ counselling, Life coaching, Loss, Menopause, Mood disorder, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, Creative therapy, Eclectic, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Trainees
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Outdoor therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Time-limited