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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


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 online and by telephone.  I also offer counselling via email.  As a member of the National Counselling and Psychotherapy 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) and a Professional Member of Creative Counsellors.


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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