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Nicola Pallas
Founding Director, Counsellor and Supervisor.

"Over the years I have seen and experienced the frustration from different people around limited access to immediate support when it comes to mental health. Therefore, it is my aim to provide a service which enables flexibility and limited, or zero, waiting lists for children, adults, young people and families. I am a strong believer in early intervention to help prevent the point of crisis and feel that everyone is deserving of support and acceptance. 

 I attend monthly one to one supervision, group supervision, and peer support to ensure I am working ethically and to the highest of standards.

My specialist areas are working with trauma, working with children and working with anxiety through talking therapies and by using a range of creative interventions.

Many individuals can experience different symptoms associated with painful and traumatic past events. These symptoms become trapped in the body and resurface in ways such as flashbacks, which can make you feel as though you are reliving that exact moment over again. Anxiety, shame, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger long after the event has passed and can become difficult to shift on your own.  With the support of counselling you can begin to process those memories to reduce the impact of the overwhelming feelings that are left behind after a traumatic event

A good counsellor is more than just someone who is there to listen. A good counsellor is understanding, empathic, honest, creative, able to use their initiative.  Is tuned in, interested in every word spoken, non- judgmental, accepting, and sees others as equal to them."

Qualifications

- BA (hons) Degree in counselling

- Foundation Degree in counselling

- Access to Higher Education - Counselling

- Level One Counselling Skills

 

- Certificate in creative supervision

 

- Theraplay Level One

- CACHE Diploma in childhood studies

- Emergency first aid at work

 

- I am DBS Checked and fully insured

- Child and adult safeguarding training

- Inside of Autism

- I am a member of the BACP and working towards accreditation

I also attend regular workshops, training and CPD to ensure I am working to the best of my ability.