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For counselling to be effective, it’s important to find the counsellor who’s right for you.  So, if you are considering working with me, here you a few things it might be helpful to know about my background and experience as a counsellor and supervisor, as well as my own relationship to writing and creativity.

Nicola Vincent
The Writing Therapist

About Me

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Professional Experience

 

I'm a qualified and experienced counsellor who uses writing and creativity in my work with clients ranging between the ages of eleven and ninety.  My client work takes place face-to-face, as well as online and by telephone.  As a member of the National Counselling Society, I adhere to their Code of Ethics.

 

My core training is in person-centred counselling and this informs my approach to my work with clients.  I believe that every person is an expert in their own life, able to find their own answers.  As a counsellor, my role is to support and facilitate that process.  I don’t give advice, although I might sometimes make suggestions (which clients are never obliged to follow).

 

I’m also a qualified supervisor who takes a creative approach to supporting counsellors and trainee counsellors in their work, as well as others in the helping professions.

 

I have over twenty years experience as a teacher.  I’m also a tutor and trainer who has led training and group workshops on a number of topics, including telephone counselling and using therapeutic writing for personal and professional development.

 

I hold additional qualifications in therapeutic coaching and NLP.

Writing and Creativity Background

 

I have an MSc in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes and am a member of Lapidus, the Writing for Wellbeing Community, and work within their Ethics Code in my workshops and groups.

 

I’m a Practitioner Member of the Association for Person-Centred Creative Arts (APCCA). 

 

Words have always been important to me and this is reflected in all aspects of my life, including my background as a teacher of foreign languages and my love of travel.  I enjoy writing creatively and hold a Diploma in Creative Writing.  Journalling is part of my daily routine and plays a vital role in my self-care.

 

 

Key Qualifications

 

MSc Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes

Level 7 Certificate in Supervision

Level 5  Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling

Certificate in Person-Centred Creative Arts (APCCA)

Online Counselling Skills Certificate

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