Welcome to my about me page.
I am Nicola Perry and am a counsellor & supervisor. I offer counselling to individuals and couples to both in the UK and Europe. I have particular interest in helping individuals and couples understand their relationships they have with both themselves and others and have a wide experience of working with clients or have experienced stress or anxiety problems .
My practice is built on trust, honesty and understanding where your goals are at the heart of our work. I hope to create a safe environment for you to work through your past hurts which may have led to self-limiting beliefs and a feelings which are uncomfortable to bear. My aim is to support you to connect with your deeper thoughts, feelings and beliefs and empower you to make positive changes which will help you to find freedom from what is troubling you now.
My core approach is Person Centred but I integrate other modalities into my practice which include Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, Transpersonal, Mindfulness, Solution Focused & Motivational Interviewing based on needs and requirements of the person and situation.
I am a mindfulness teacher and I have been personally using meditation & mindfulness practices to benefit my own well-being for over ten years.
I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society (NCS) and individual member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and am fully insured.
On a Personal Note
I have a passion for fragrance and scent and I think this grew out of my past work as aromatherapist and as a retailer for Japanese incense. I am an avid day tripper and thoroughly enjoy exploring new places especially if there is a welcome pit stop for food along the way. As time has gone on I have realised life for me is not about getting everything right its about being alright with what it is, which has allowed me to accept me and all my qualities and flaws in equal measure.
Core professional qualifications
Advanced Accredited Diploma in Counselling Supervision. Post Graduate level 7.
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling. Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB) level 5.
Foundation Degree in Counselling. Bath Spa University
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling. Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB) level 4.
Advance Diploma in Counselling .Assessment and Qualifications Alliance (AQA) level 3.
Mindfulness Now Teacher training. The UK College of Mindfulness & Meditation.
Further training & CPD
Brief Solution Focused Therapy Certificate
Motivational Interviewing Certificate
Archetypes in Supervision
Fundementals working with couples
Understanding working with Addictions
Understanding Addictions through attachment theory
Working with the Inner Child
Mindfulness from a Humanistic Perspective
Understanding sexual violence
Transactional Analysis and working with the Inner Child
Telephone & E-Counselling training
Sexual Abuse, Rape, Trauma training
Introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy
National Insititute for Health Care Excellents (NICE) elearning Anxiety Disorders
I currently have a private practice offering counselling & supervision to both individuals couples & agencies both in the UK and Europe. I have a limited company which provides counselling for the West of England Works project which is Lottery and European funded. In the Autumn I will start teaching part-time to student who will be embarking their counselling training which I am very much looking forward to.
Over the last six years I have created and managed a counselling service for a mental health charity, helped developed a telephone counselling service for North Somerset Council’s High Impact Family’s project and support the management of a counselling service for victims of domestic abuse.
I have provided counselling in a variety of different counselling settings, which include an adult learning centre, mental health agency, general counselling service and for employment assistance programmes.
I have had the honour to provide supervision for counsellors & therapists which have worked in various agency settings which include, a drug and alcohol service provider, a counselling service for victims of domestic abuse,private practice and for a mental health charity.