Nicola has a gentle, non-judgemental approach with an understanding that each of us is unique and that building a warm, safe and supportive relationship is key to working together in the process of therapeutic change.
Originally from Scotland, and whilst bringing up her family, Nicola has lived and travelled around the UK, Europe and the Middle East. With a background in design, having originally studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, she realised it was the interaction with colleagues and clients which took a priority for her. Nicola believes that it is her own life experiences which have shaped her interest and connection with people, in many varied and diverse situations, and which have led her into the field of psychotherapy and counselling.
With an MSc in Counselling and trained in the Pluralistic approach, Nicola can draw on a range of therapeutic approaches including Person Centred, Compassion-Focused, Solution-Focused and creativity.
Nicola respects and values the collaborative and compassionate nature of counselling. She can offer the space to create an understanding of client experiences, insights and strengths, working at the client’s pace, towards growth and self-discovery.
Nicola is an registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).