Nicola Blake

Nicola Blake


Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Witney

Witney OX29
Sessions from £50.00

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About me and my therapy practice

I'm Nikki, a professionally trained and qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor offering therapy services to both adults and young people. I work with clients with a range of issues including; stress and anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationships and grief.

I am a Person-Centred therapist but like to work in a way that suits the individual and their needs. This may involve looking at the how the issue makes the person feel in the 'here and now' or exploring past experiences that may effect current thinking and behaviour. 

I offer sessions online via Zoom but also utilise outdoor sessions and 'walk and talk' therapy, weather permitting.

Practice description

There are inevitably times in our lives that are problematic and we may find we feel less than equipped to deal with the challenges we are presented with. Though this is common to most of us, it is not uncommon to feel quite alone and unsure where to turn at such times. You may be reading this as you face a particular issue, dilemma or situation you can readily identify that you know is the cause of your worry or distress. Perhaps you are suffering with intrusive thoughts or negative thinking patterns and difficult feelings that are impacting on your emotional wellbeing. Whatever your situation, we can explore it together, and agree how we might work to find the best way forward for you.

Counselling offers a positive intervention that can be both rewarding and satisfying at times in our life when we most need it. Having the right support can help us gain a wider perspective on our difficulties, this clarity can often help us begin to feel better quite quickly. I have specialist training in grief and loss through my work as a Bereavement Volunteer and Supervisor for Cruse Bereavement Care, providing emotional support to anyone who has experienced loss through the death of a loved one. I am also a qualified hypnotherapist and find this tool of particular benefit when working with clients with issues such as anxiety, stress and phobias.

Additionally, I teach counselling skills at a Further Education College supporting students to gain their qualifications. I also teach on an Awareness of Mental Health course which I find links well with my counselling practice. 

My first session

I offer a free 30-minute, no obligation initial session which can take place online or over the telephone. During this time we can talk through what you wish to get out of your therapy sessions and answer any questions that you may have. I will also take the opportunity to outline the way we will work together so you feel totally reassured about the process.

Please contact me for further information and to book your first session. Please note that I only offer online sessions via Zoom but can also offer outside sessions and 'walk and talk' therapy (weather permitting).

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Identity issues, Loss, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Online counselling

Supervisor - Witney

Witney OX7
07740626015
Sessions from £45.00

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  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I am a qualified Cruse Bereavement Care trained, person-centred supervisor offering support to counsellors and counsellors-in-training on a one-to-one basis. I am an accredited member of The National Counselling Society and also a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I work to both their ethical guidelines and believe robust supervision is vital for the development of all therapeutic relationships. 

Practice description

By building a safe and supportive space, I can help my supervisees to explore both their needs and the needs of their clients, provide empathetic understanding and also allow them to develop insight and self-awareness for their personal growth.

My first session

My fees:

£45 per hour or £60 for 90 minutes for qualified counsellors

£35 per hour or £50 for 90 minutes for counsellors-in-training

Types of therapy

Person centred

How I deliver therapy

Online counselling, Telephone counselling