Hello & Welcome
For anyone feeling anxious, isolated or frightened at the impact of Coronavirus, grieving or worried for yourself or anyone close to you and struggling to cope, then counselling can help.
You may feel it is the right time to explore and overcome feelings of sadness, anger, anxiety, grief, low self-esteem, depression or you may be worried about someone close to you. Sharing problems with others can be helpful, but sometimes it is more valuable to talk confidentially to a professional therapist, who has no judgement or agenda. Making contact is the first step towards positive change so please do call or email me to talk through how we can work together to bring this about.
Coronavirus (Covid 19) and Changes to my Practice
To support government guidelines, sessions can be face to face in my counselling room with safety precautions in place, Walk & Talk outdoors or video sessions using Zoom.
My name is Nicola Phelps and I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor / psychotherapist. I have worked both in private practice in Chalfont St Peter in Buckinghamshire and also as a School Counsellor for several years. I am registered with the BACP, the governing body for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I offer one to one sessions for adults, young people and children over 10 years old. These can be short term or open ended, face to face in my counselling room, or at home (if access is an issue) or via video or phone.
My home work space is light and airy in a private garden setting with parking outside and within easy reach of Amersham, The Chalfonts, Gerrards Cross, Beaconsfield, Uxbridge and Rickmansworth.
“Everyone should have counselling! I missed it so much when I was away. It is my time to be listened to, with no one telling me what I should do or making it about them and I have learnt so much about myself and feel so much better than when I first started. Nicola has helped me feel safe to speak about things I have never told anyone and she gets me totally and I can tell her anything. I am becoming the person I wanted to be and I never thought I would say that!”
Young Person L
“She listens, she doesn’t make me feel stupid and she seems to know just how I feel. I could never talk to my parents or friends about any of this stuff and it has helped me so much and the ‘cloud over my head’ has gone and I feel more like me again.
I have stopped doing the things I did to try and feel better and have got new ways to help me if things get tough in the future. Those sad, dark times have gone!”
“I thought counselling was for others and not for me because how can talking make a difference to how you feel I thought, but it has been life changing!
It is a place where I can vent and let it all out without worrying about offending or it being shared. It has helped me to put things in perspective and feel differently, both in my work life and as my marriage is ending. I leave Nicola’s counselling room feeling calm and as if I have released all of the stress, sad feelings and anger I had been bottling up and feel more positive”.
“Nicola helped so much when XXXX died. I didn’t want to bring the rest of my family down so tried to act like I was OK when I really wasn’t. She let me talk and talk about them and we did activities and made memories which have helped me to cope without them and I will never forget her as she was there when I was the saddest I could ever be”.
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