Mrs Nicola Pendregaust
Member Status: Accredited
Member No: NCS14-00995
Spinning plates. Juggling balls. Feeling unable to cope.
Feeling the ‘midlife’ craziness?
Fed up & frustrated with the fuzzy head, forgetfulness, feeling tired & wired, low mood, easily overwhelmed, stressed & crippled with anxiety?
Has your self-confidence taken a nosedive, your self-esteem at rock bottom?
Do you feel like you are peddling even harder in you busy professional corporate career & fear ‘losing it’ at work? A sense your identity, values & sense of purpose have shifted.
I know what it’s like. I’ve been in your hectic professional world. I can relate.
I am a therapist supporting women with their perimenopause & post menopause symptoms, issues & challenges.
I help my clients to explore their current peri or post-menopausal experiences, situation, and problems, understand the impact on their own emotional health, relationships, self-confidence, self-esteem, sense of identity, purpose & professional career life.
Having spent over 23 years myself in corporate HR life, I understand the challenges of a busy work life together with balancing other demands and pressures and how this can feel emotionally overpowering at times, particularly during your peri menopause & post menopause too.
Together, we can explore the impact of your fluctuating hormones on your thoughts, feelings, emotions & behaviours.
I can help you make sense of your menopausal symptoms so that you are able to feel less stressed, manage your anxiety & overwhelm, feel you can cope better, sleep better, rebuild your confidence & reclaim your identity, so you can re-connect with your strong resilient self.
I can support you with a ‘toolkit’ of strategies to manage your menopause symptoms & cope with difficult feelings, emotions & anxieties, helping you to better navigate this time of psychological & physical change. And provide time & space too, to consider who you’d liked to be post your menopause.
I can help you to rediscover yourself & ‘thrive’ in midlife. Embracing this different chapter in your life.
- Qualifications & ExperienceDiploma in hypnotherapy and counselling skills (Dip Hip)
Diploma in psychotherapeutic counselling (Dip PC)
Advanced diploma in psychotherapeutic counselling (Ad. Dip. PsyC)
Advanced professional diploma in psychotherapeutic counselling (Ad. Prof. Dip. PsyC)
Volunteer Play therapist – Place2be (2016-17) - 7-11 year olds
BACP Registered member
CPD (continuous professional development) on Menopause CBT training, Overcoming Procrastination, Treating OCD, Mindfulness for Anxiety and Depression, Personality and Personality Disorders, Trauma, PTSD, Shame, Eating Disorders, relationship/couples counselling, solution focused therapy; attachment; family & childhood trauma & grief & loss.
Working with adolescents and couples
I worked at Fegans, counselling primary and secondary school children and teenagers.
I have worked on-line (Griefchat) supporting bereaved individuals
I support GP surgery patients with affordable counselling.
Now specialising in perimenopause & menopause therapy & coaching.
- What I can help with
- Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
- Ageing and related issues
- Anger Management
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Bereavement / Loss
- Cultural issues
- Divorce & Separation
- Eating disorders
- Emotional issues
- Financial difficulties
- IBS / Digestive Issues
- Illness and dying
- Job interviews
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
- Self-defeating behaviours
- Sexuality Identity
- Start exercising
- Suicidal feelings
- Young people and children
- Languages Spoken