Nicola Harbridge

counselling - psychotherapy - personal development

Ethical Empowering & Effective Therapy, Coaching & Mentoring

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All sessions will currently take place online until further notice.

Welcome to my website. If you are experiencing difficulties because of stress, anxiety or depression or if you need support to help you come to terms with a major life event, trauma or bereavement, counselling can be the first step to getting your life back on track again. If you feel unhappy in your relationship or work or you feel this is the time to reassess your goals or direction in life then talking things through with a counsellor or coach may help you gain perspective and provide you with the tools you need to move forward in a new way.

During this time of uncertainty it is essential that we all care for our mental health and have access to the support we need. This is why I will be offering telephone, Whatsapp and Video link sessions to those who wish to access my services and are unable to attend in person due to Coronavirus.

I will also be offering a reduced fee to those who are affected financially by coronavirus. This could be due to childcare issues, small businesses suffering or employees who lose work or hours at this time.

Counselling & Psychotherapy

At times we can all struggle to cope with what life brings. Therapy can offer you the space to work through personal issues in a safe, supportive and confidential environment. Discovering what is important for you as an individual and learning to identify and use your inner resources to cope in times of stress, anxiety, bereavement, depression and emotional upheaval such as divorce, redundancy or retirement are just a few of the benefits of counselling. Often just talking through a traumatic experience or difficult feelings with another person can be incredibly therapeutic and will empower you to reach your potential by helping to cope with life in new and effective ways.

Some of the Issues I Can Assist With;

Depression - Stress - Anxiety - Relationship Issues - Couples Issues - Mental Health - Trauma - OCD - PTSD - Sexual Abuse - Domestic Abuse - Eating Disorders - Nightmares - Sexual Problems - Fear - Phobias - Self Esteem - Behavioural Problems - Parenting Issues - Transition - Bereavement - Existential Issues - Personal Development - Spirituality

About Me

I am a fully qualified BACP registered integrative psychotherapist. As well as my private practice in Sudbury Suffolk I have also worked as Child and Family Practitioner for a charity organisation counselling young children and women who are survivors of sexual violence and abuse. I run regular training courses for fellow counsellors in Suffolk and have lectured on counselling children and young people at University Campus Suffolk.

How I work

As an integrative therapist, I work holistically by integrating different therapy skills into my practice in order to provide a service which will suit individual needs. In my training I have developed a skills set which includes talking therapy, solution focused therapy, behavioural therapy, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), creative arts therapy, mindfulness based stress reduction and meditation techniques.

I will not judge you or try to influence you in anyway in our work together, but I will provide a safe, confidential space for you to explore your personal situation and work through issues which may be affecting your life, relationships or behaviour. I offer both long and short term therapy and will work with you at your own pace. In our initial assessment you will have the opportunity to decide if I am able to meet your individual needs at this time.

Healthy Relationships in Business Coaching

Gain the respect you deserve at work and enjoy positive relationships with colleagues

If you are an employee or a business owner then you will know healthy business relationships are key to thriving, fulfilling and profitable working lives. If you are struggling with your business relationships in anyway then this can seriously impact on your wellbeing and success at work.

Key issues people experience in business relationships are;

  • Feeling undermined or bullied
  • Believing you are ‘less than’ your colleagues
  • Struggling with highly competitive and dominant characters
  • Uncomfortable office politics
  • Anxiety and self esteem issues

So if you are experiencing toxic relationships, lack of confidence in the boardroom, anger and frustration with colleagues or any other issue which diminishes your relationships at work then I am here to help you overcome these issues for good with my HRB programme whatever business you are in. Find out more here.

This programme is a bespoke, one to one intensive experience which will give you the tools you need to overcome work place relationship problems and give you the confidence you need to show up as the competent, confident person you were born to be.

Wild Moon Menstrual Cycle Awarness Mentoring

Menstrual Cycle Awareness (MCA) is a way for women to connect with their deepest knowing and provides them with the tools they need to flourish in all aspects of their lives. Find out more about my Wild Moon services here and download your free MCA moon chart so you can start working with your menstrual cycle.

My Qualifications & Training

BA (Hons) in Integrative Counselling

BTEC Professional Development Certificate in Counselling

National Centre for Eating Disorders Cert. Practitioner Skills

EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) Cert. level 2

IATE Cert. Parent Child Relationship Skills

Therapeutic Art & Play

Child Protection Training

Menstrual Cycle Awarness Mentorship Training

I hold a current enhanced DBS certificate.

Professional Membership

British Association for Counsellors & Psychotherapists (BACP)

As a registered member of the BACP I adhere to their ethical codes of practice. For more information visit