Greenwich Wellness rooms – Counselling & Psychotherapy
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The model of therapy

I use As a fully qualified integrative counsellor, l collaboratively select which model of therapy is appropriate for each individual client using a wide range of theories, including CBT, EMDR, person-centred and humanistic-existential therapy. This approach is based on the fact we are all unique, and therefore no one model fits all. By having experience and practice in a range of approaches I can tailor the therapy to each client’s specific needs. This process is based on establishing a genuine relationship between counsellor and client which stands at the ‘core’ of any therapeutic union. I will endeavour to facilitate the client to achieve better overall well-being, make the best choices for themselves and establish what steps to take to move forward at their own pace. All within a confidential and non-judgemental space where the client can express emotions and personal issues freely.


My experience in counselling

I have been working within the mental health industry since 2003.

I am a psychological wellbeing training consultant for various organisations, including Greenwich Mind.

As an accredited member of the BACP, I was honoured to be asked to be an author and speaker at the BACP Research Conference.

The above experience has allowed me to grow my knowledge and experience and give me the passion to want to help others. This led me to be the Founder of the Wellness Rooms, where with additional counsellors and therapists we can offer clients a holistic approach to well-being.


I specialise in

Low Self-Esteem
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Stress Management


My training and qualifications

EMDR Practitioner Part I, Part II, Part III and IV

Postgraduate Diploma in Attachment-Based Theory

Postgraduate Certificate in Attachment-Based Theory

Certificate in Life Coaching – GROW Model

Higher Professional Dip Counselling (Distinction) – BACP accredited course

NCFE Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory – BACP accredited course

Introduction to Counselling – BACP accredited course

BACP Accredited – I have been deemed by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy to meet the standard of a competent, ethical and independent practitioner.


I was drawn to becoming a Counsellor

My own experience of encountering panic attacks was my first involvement in counselling.

I prised my career as a fashion stylist, I was in a steady relationship and out of nowhere my life felt turned upside down. All this fear and panic entered my life literally overnight. Unfortunately attending therapy can still carry a stigma and lack of understanding, but even more so 20 years ago. I felt uneasy and hesitant as to how ‘talking’ to a stranger would help. I was reassured when I met Elizabeth, as she was nothing like the visualised stereotype I had in my head of a ‘shrink.’ I felt comfortable and not as though I was being judged. This facilitated me to explore my thoughts and feelings amenably. This in counselling terminology is called ‘the therapeutic alliance’, essential to any counselling relationship. I found the process of self-exploration positive and I was inspired to learn more. I was encouraged to attend an introduction to counselling course, as the main body of the work would facilitate additional self-awareness. At this point, I had no intention of training to become a counsellor. However, the more I learnt about myself the more my mental health improved and I became fascinated by the different models and theories of counselling. So, my journey evolved, and I have never looked back.


“Anyone with anxiety knows it is not easy to speak out for the first time, but Nicola made me feel comfortable very quickly. She took time to listen and find the root cause of the issue, before tailoring her approach to suit my needs. She uses a variety of methods which keeps it interesting and really makes you think outside the box. After just 10 sessions I’ve seen a huge improvement and find myself using techniques that Nicola has taught me every day. Nicola is kind, professional and completely non-judgemental. I’m so happy I found Nicola and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone!” – Layla

“I visited the Wellness rooms at a time of personal crisis. Having never received any counselling previously, I wasn’t sure what to expect but Nicola was very reassuring and we progressed through the various issues that I was experiencing in a constructive and helpful manner. We even tried different counselling techniques towards the end of the process which was actually fun – which is not a word I would have expected to have used when I first arrived!
Wholly recommend – thanks for your help.” – Michael Howard

“Nicola was wonderful – I had a lot to process and postpartum hormones were not making this easy – but she was patient, understanding and instinctively knew what was going on. Months later I am still finding that certain things that were said at the time now click, when I couldn’t understand them before. I would recommend Nicola to anyone seeking to connect with themselves again or gain a better understanding.” – Camilla Ferguson


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