Who am I?
I am Nikki
What made you want to become a counsellor?
I had a life changing accident 13 years ago, I experienced a roller coaster of emotions. I became angry, snappy, bursting into tears at the slightest thing, frustrated that I couldn't walk, and started to experience nightmares, flashbacks, feeling isolated and not knowing who I could talk to. People I thought were my friends didn't want to know me. With no idea what to do or who to turn too, it was frightening. I got passed from doctor to doctor, consultant to consultant and still no idea what to do, I continued with the on going treatment.
I looked at my own fears, hurt and pain giving me my own wealth of understanding. I worked hard to get where I am today. I have had to learn to accept what happened and take control of my life. I decided I wanted to be someone who people go to, when they are going through a tough time, could turn to, So that's just what I did.
Have I had counselling at all?
I had different kinds of counselling, CBT, solution focus and others, some good counsellors and some not so good and nothing really helped, I tryed again and working with the counsellor for a number of sessions but it wasn't enough, I was left high and dry. I decided that I would be able to do that job as I knew what would have helped me.
I wanted to help others to help themselves, having both experienced and gaining the knowledge.
How long did it take you to get where I am now?
I chose a path to become a counsellor, 9 years ago, also finding out I am dyslexic but I didn't let that stop me. I followed it through to the end. I Gained different qualifications along the way, I qualified as a personal centered counsellor and crisis and trauma counsellor, building up areas to be able to work with trauma and PTSD (see my qualification page) I am at present doing a CBT, Art therapy course & working towards my accreditation.
Do I enjoy what I do?
Yes, I'm the type of person that once I get an idea of doing something in my head, I follow it through to the end. I have been working at a mental health charity for the last 6 years.
I have a wealth of experience and a special interest working with trauma and PTSD and I am passionate about what I do.
What others say about me!
Easy to talk to, shows empathy, accepted who I am, understanding, friendly, gentle and a kind motherly nature and gets you to open up to her.
Higham Ferrers, Kettering, Wellingborough & Northampton.
I have spaces to work with you in your own home.
I now have evening slots, please ask
If you have any queries or wish to make an appointment, please contact me:
or the contact me form.