Nicola Harbridge Counselling

Ethical Empowering & Effective Therapy for Adults & Young People


Email - counselling.suffolk@gmail.com

Mobile - 07783 391 394

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 may help you gain perspective and move forward. You may need support with parenting or your teenager may be struggling with loss, trauma or behavioural problems and could benefit from having a safe therapeutic space to work through their issues.

How Can Counselling Help You?

At times we can all struggle to cope with what life brings. Counselling 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.

Some of the Issues I Can Assist With;

Depression - Stress - Anxiety - Relationship 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 counsellor who works with adults, couples, young people and children. 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 counsellor, 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) and therapeutic art and play 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.

Young people under the age of 16 are assessed with an accompanying parent or carer, but it is ultimately the child or young person who decides if they would like to work with me. I offer young people the opportunity to work through emotional issues, trauma or behavioural difficulties using talking therapy or therapeutic play and art, allowing them to show me their internal world through symbolism and action rather than words.

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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 www.bacp.co.uk


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 www.bacp.co.uk