Nicola Massey

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    • Advanced Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy
    • Diploma in Hypnotherapy
    • Diploma in Counselling & Psycotherapy

    How I can help you

    Many people will feel nervous or anxious before starting counselling this is quite normal. You may want to think about and make a note of any questions you’d like to ask , but even if you think of something after your initial consultation you will be encouraged to contact me so I can give you the answers you need.

    Therapy isn’t a magic cure or a quick fix, that said most people will start to notice an improvement in around 4-6 sessions, sometimes sooner.

    Working through your problems can be challenging at first and for this reason we only accept self referrals, as it is important to know that you are ready to start this journey.


    What to expect

    faq

    what is counselling?

    Counselling allows you a space to talk about how you are feeling without being interrupted or judged. I don't have all the answers, but together we are able to work through your problems until the answers become clear to you

    how can just talking help?

    Talking to someone can help in many ways, but being properly listened to is equally important. Putting feelings into words can help to can to clarify your thoughts and sharing what is happening for you can often offer a different perspective and you can feel more able to cope.

    do i need counselling?

    People seek counselling for many different reasons, whatever your problem you can be confident that you will be listened to. No problem is to small for counselling, if it’s affecting your life why not give counselling a try? Everybody needs some support from time to time and there is no shame in asking for help.

    will the you tell other people what I say?

    All counselling is confidential, so I won’t tell anyone without your permission. In very exceptional circumstances and if I believe that your life or the life of someone else is in immediate danger I may need to tell someone else or the police to ensure that everyone is safe.

    what happens if i cry in a session?

    Crying is normal and I am quite used to this happening. I am comfortable for you to express your feelings in any way you feel able to.

    how long does a session last?

    Sessions normally last between 50 minutes and 1 hour.

    how many sessions will I have and how long will I have to wait?

    This can depend on a number of factors, generally we will advise you at your initial consultation how may sessions we expect you to need. However the average is about six sessions after which I will assess how much progress is being made.

    I try to offer you an initial consultation within 7 days of your initial enquiry.

    About me

    With over 6 years experience of providing face to face support to clients across Leicestershire, I understand how important it is to feel comfortable and at ease with your therapist. With this in mind the free no obligation initial consultation is the perfect opportunity to connect with your therapist and discuss how best you can work together to achieve your goals.

    I take an integrative approach to counselling and will use a wide variety of techniques and models to help you achieve your goals.

    I am member of the National Counselling Society and the Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council.  I also work within the BACP's ethical framework.


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