Welcome my name is Nuala (Nu-la) I am an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor working with adults and young people (aged 16+) to help improve emotional well-being and quality of life.
I offer short, medium and long-term counselling and psychotherapy.
You may be experiencing distressing thoughts, low self-esteem, stress, anxiety or feeling overwhelmed with relationships or life. Counselling can support the exploration of difficulties, disruptive thoughts and feelings. A therapeutic relationship can offer and promote access to self-awareness and emotional wellness.
It is my belief that change can occur when the environment feels safe, confidential in which your feelings, beliefs and behaviours can be explored in a non-directive space. To facilitate, it is my intention to offer a warm, open and genuine relationship working from my person-centred modality and approach.
I am committed to growing my self-awareness and working in a reflexive, curious manner. I bring my unique self to the therapeutic relationship which comprises of congruence, self-awareness and a non-judgemental attitude. I pay attention to the subtle nuances, I observe, take note, feel for and gain my felt sense of connection. Through my way of relating I hope that you feel I am present and that you are valued.
Initial contact for potentially working together would be via the phone or email where we can arrange a consultation. The first session allows us to meet and get to know each other and spend time gaining an insight into what brings you to counselling. It is also an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have about the way I work or the counselling process. Therapeutic relationships always begin with a clear and collaborative contractual agreement at the start of the work.
Areas of experience:
I decided to retrain as a psychotherapist after 10 rewarding years as a secondary school teacher. During my psychotherapy training I gained experience in a number of placement settings. This enabled me to gain experience of working with a wide range of mental health issues, age-groups, class, gender, race and sexuality. My placements were within the Nottinghamshire area and included; Women’s Aid, Base 51, Bilborough 6th form college and The Carers Federation.
Years of experience- 4
UKCP full clinical membership
MSc Person-Centred & Experiential Psychotherapy
MA in Education
PGCE Teacher of ICT
BSc (Hons) Sports Science & Computing
BND Health Studies
*This member has completed UKCP Covid-19 Online Working Guidance
I adhere to the UKCP and BACP ethical framework and principles. I have regular clinical supervision which ensures the efficacy and safety of my practice and undertake continual professional development.
Session fee: £50 (50 minutes)
Reduced fees for low income and trainee student therapists: £40 (50 minutes)
Home visits incur additional charges please contact me regarding this option.
Telephone: 07845 295 624
Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.