About Us

Support That Makes A Difference.

At Creative Minds it is our mission to work in partnership with the community in order to provide an accessible service that aims to improve the mental health and well-being of children, adults, and young people of all ages and backgrounds. We are a creative service, combining creativity and holistic techniques, to ensure each session is unique to each individual and tailored to everyone's individual needs.

 We are a small team of counsellors and wellbeing practitioners who specialise in working with children, trauma, abuse and complex needs. A lot of our work focuses on supporting and empowering women, children, and young girls, who have experienced sexual, physical and emotional abuse, and we aim to empower and rebuild the lives of those who have been affected by such traumas through creativity, as well as talking therapies while also offering support and guidance for families too. 

With this in mind, our services also welcome men, boys, and those from the LGBTQ+ community with open arms.


Our Story

North Star Counselling was first established by Nicola Pallas in 2017. Over the years Nicola has seen and experienced the frustration from different people around the struggles for immediate support when it comes to mental health for children, adults, young people, and their families. With waiting list from 6 months to a year, clients being refused therapeutic input, and some families not being able to afford private counselling, Nicola witnessed more and more people coming for therapy at crisis point. Nicola’s aim is to provide a fun, creative, and educational service that is safe and easily accessible.  Nicola maintains a flexible and inclusive service providing support for all, no matter their background. Sessions are affordable or free where possible. In February 2019 Creative Minds - North Star Counselling CIC was born.  Nicola and her team are working hard to try and provide a service she has envisioned to the people of the community who deserve it most. 

Meet The Team

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