Miss Nicola Stockford
Member Status: Accredited
Member No: NCS16-03492
I am an experienced counsellor in the voluntary sector and currently working for a Mind charity working with people who have been referred by their GP or through their employer.
My approach is to listen first to ensure the person has been heard and then when the person is ready I use questions to collaborate and work towards resolutions, hope and possibilities. This approach is naturally tailored (and integrated) to be most helpful for that individual.
My main experiences have been through GP referrals and dealing with a range of issues such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship problems, stress, work related issues, ideas of suicide, difficult life transitions, and more.
I also have some experience of working at a cancer charity with people affected by all stages of cancer and bereavement. I have also worked with young people who were looked-after children and worked with complex range of issues that still affect the individual.
I was trained at the Family Institute, University of South Wales and their systemic approach has informed my practice, and I integrate this with a humanistic approach. Due to my systemic training I also work with couples.
I have been trained in ASIST (suicide prevention) and have trained ASIST to others. I have experience of facilitating a range of wellbeing workshops for Mind also.
As a member of BACP and accredited member of National Counselling Society I work to their ethical & professional standards.
I keep up with regular supervision, Continual Professional Development and safeguarding training.