Supportive and Confidential
Many of us can benefit from the understanding and support of a skilled and reliable person at challenging times in our lives. This support can help us make sense of some of our thoughts, feelings and behaviours. I believe the overall aim of therapy is to provide people with space to talk and reflect on issues in their life that feel important, and also ones that are possibly causing distress. I see my role as a therapist as building trusting and effective working relationships with people and providing a safe environment where they can gain further awareness, alongside exploring ways in which they can better cope or manage.
1.4 million people referred to NHS mental health therapy in 2017.
One in four people will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives.
Patients with severe depression benefit as much from psychological therapy as they do from pills.
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Qualified, Experienced and Professional
Counselling and Therapy
If you choose to work with me, we’d arrange to meet at a convenient time for our first session. We would sensitively explore your issue or problem based on my experience and also your knowledge of yourself. We would then discuss and decide how best that we could work together. During these early stages we would typically agree on what you wished to gain from of our sessions and what you require from me.
Hello and welcome to my website. My name is Jamie Nicol, I am a qualified, accredited and experienced therapist offering a confidential and professional service to individuals of all ages in Stafford and surrounding areas. I hold a fully enhanced DBS clearance certificate (formerly known as CRB) and am a recognised practitioner with BUPA and other major healthcare insurance companies.
My work with people can be either short or long-term depending on what best suits a person’s individual need. I provide a variety of therapies including Counselling, CBT and EMDR. Please click on the tab ‘Services’ for brief descriptions of how I provide these services. I work with individuals who are experiencing issues relating to depression, health, low self-esteem, work related stress, anxiety, abuse, anger, trauma, sexuality, bereavement and loss and many other problem areas (please see the list below). I also work with individuals who are experiencing relationship difficulties perhaps as a result of the issues mentioned.
I consider myself to be a grounded practitioner who respects peoples’ values, culture, existing skills and autonomy. I also firmly believe that we are all capable of making productive changes when we are ready and able.
Areas I Work With
Bereavement & Loss
Faith / Belief issues
Infidelity / Affairs
Lack of direction
Life changing experiences
Miscarriage / Stillbirth
Road traffic accidents
Sense of failure
Suicidal thoughts or planning
Unexplained / paranormal
Work related stress
+ Other presenting issues
Discreet and Accessible Location
My office is located to the east of Stafford on the Weston Road (Beaconside) within the site of what used to be Staffordshire University. It is now known as New Beacon Group – Business Village.
“I prefer to think of my patients and myself as fellow travellers, a term that abolishes distinctions between ‘them’ (the afflicted) and ‘us’ (the healers). … We are all in this together, and there is no therapist and no person immune to the inherent tragedies of existence.” – Irvin Yalom.