Your Counsellor, Supervisor and Life Coach South East London:
Your Counsellor and Life Coach in South East London:-
Mary-Anne Nickerson has completed a course accredited by the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (www.bacp.co.uk) and is a fully accredited Counsellor and psychotherapist with the BACP as well as a UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor/Therapist.
She holds a Higher Advanced Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy awarded by Guildford College of Higher Education and adheres to the BACP ethical framework for good practice. She recently gained an OCN certificate in Counselling Supervision and is working towards becoming an Senior Accredited Supervisor with the BACP.
Mary-Anne is also a member of BICA (British Infertility Counselling Association). In addition to this she has a BA Honours Degree in Communications & Cultural Studies (Humanities) awarded by the University of Western England and has undergone many continued professional development courses in a wide range of areas to better assist clients individual needs most recently completing an NLP foundation certificate which compliments my Life Coaching work.
"In my professional capacity whilst working for Women's Aid I have worked directly with people who have experienced domestic abuse(www.womensaid.org.uk) and in the past I worked both one-to-one and in groups with young people in schools for the Department of Social Responsibility (D.S.R. - www.cofeguildford.org.uk) For many years I was also a contracted schools counsellor to Woking High School, Surrey (www.wokinghigh.surrey.sch.uk) which was a truly rewarding opportunity.
"I had the valuable opportunity to work as an honorary staff counsellor in a major NHS hospital (St.Helier - NHS Trust www.epsom-sthelier.nhs.uk) in Carshalton, Surrey providing staff nurses and doctors with vital psychotherapy support. I have also worked for Woking Counselling Service providing shorter term therapy to a wide variety of people in the Community and for Surrey Care Trust a charitable trust that supports children in foster care/need (www.surreycaretrust.co.uk).
I have excellent knowledge of relationship issues, isolation, separation & divorce, drugs,substance misuse and addiction and have worked extensively with young people (13-19 years) usually I work creatively with young people to help them to express difficult feelings.
I spent some time working for KCA www.kca.org.uk (a drug and alcohol misuse service) And set up a new counselling service in Wokingham (Berkshire) (2012) I have overseen trainee counsellors, arranged supervision and run workshops for groups in relaxation and building confidence and self-esteem".
Just over 5 years ago I worked for the NHS IAPT service specialising in supporting patients suffering from Anxiety and Depression where I broadened my training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and was often required to work to a brief therapy model.
As well as my private practice I now work part-time as The Lead Fertility Counsellor and gained accreditation with BICA in 2017 - I work for one of the Largest Fertility Clinics in Europe - 'The London Women's Clinic' ww.londonwomensclinic.com, in Harley Street and 'The Bridge Centre' in London Bridge www.thebridgecentre.co.uk where I support individuals, couples and donors with the implications attached to fertility treatments and donation - I also provide training presentations there around safeguarding, and train other counsellors, I have very specialised knowledge and experience in this fascinating field.
Continued Professional Development workshops have been taken in the following over the years:
OCN CERT in Counselling Supervision - OCN level 4 credited 2015
MIDAS TOUCH TRAINING - Mindfulness workshop - 2015
TAVISTOCK - Supervising Complex Cases - 2015
NLP DYNAMICS - Foundation Skills Certificate in NLP - 2015
BICA Infertility counselling Training - 2013
TAVISTOCK - Affairs - The Impact on the couple relationship - 2012
Risk Assessment and Management - 2012
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with Complex Cases - 2012
Drug Awareness Cert - 2012
Working with Dual Diagnosis Cert - 2012
Safeguarding with Vulnerable Adults Cert - 2012
Solution Focused Brief Therapy Cert. - 2012
Surrey Counselling Training - Working with Couples Cert. - 2011
Working with Envy Cert. - 2011
Managing violence and aggression Cert. - 2010
Teenage Pregnancy & YP’s sexual awareness Cert. - 2009
Working together to protect and safeguard children Cert. - 2009
Common Assessment Framework - 2009
Working with Asylum Seeker Young People Cert. - 2008
Welfare Rights Unit Training Cert. - 2008
Child protection Awareness Training Cert. - 2007
The Freedom Programme – 3 Day Trainer Training Course - Certificate to practice - 2007
Mental Health Awareness Training for DV workers - Cert. - 2007
Drug and Alcohol Awareness Training Cert. - 2007
Domestic Abuse: Awareness & Practice Cert. - 2007
Notes, Confidentiality & the law Cert. - 2006
Suicide and self-harm Cert. - 2006
People skills to deal with difficult situations Cert-2006
NCFE Levels 1,2,3 in Counselling Skills Cert. - 2004