About Me

Nicola Butcher Adv.dip.,Pract.dip.CBT.,MBACP.,MNCs (Senr. Acc)

I am a fully qualified and accredited counsellor working with both children and adults working in private practice in South Benfleet. I have extensive experience of working with children with learning disabilities, behavioural problems and autistic spectrum disorders.  I have many years of experience working with a range of issues that are listed below.  I also provide relationship counselling to help resolve issues, develop better communication or with difficult break-ups.

Taking the first step to counselling can be a daunting process for many. However, you can achieve great things that can be life changing and guide you onto the path of a more fulfilling life.

Counselling is a helping process that benefits and promotes changes in negative behaviours and dealing with emotions that are difficult to process. Working with an experienced and well trained therapist when they are finding life challenging can often be key into a person returning to function day to day in a more positive way, helping them to lead a more psychologically healthy life. Often clients can feel relief from their immediate issues within six to ten sessions. Many people then choose to continue their personal development, so that they can meet life differently in the future.

Counselling involves empathic listening and support. It also involves identifying the psychological issues underlying peoples’ problems and supporting those issues to be resolved. More importantly it is a relationship of trust.

The types of issues I can help you with:

Adolescence, Agoraphobia, Anger Management, Anorexia Nervosa, Anxiety, Aspergers Syndrome, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism,
Bereavement, Binge Eating Disorder (BED), Bipolar Disorder, Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), Bulimia Nervosa, Bullying,
Childhood Issues, Compulsive Behaviour, Couple Relationships,
Debt, Depression, Dyslexia, Eating Disorders,
Family Problems, Fear,
Learning Difficulties, Low Self Confidence, Low Self Esteem,
Marriage (Marital Relations), Mental Health Problems,
Negative Thoughts,
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD),
Panic Attacks, Panic Disorder, Parenting, Personal Relationships, Phobias, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD),
Relationship Problems,
Self-Harm, Separation, Shame, Stress, Stress Management,
Unresolved Issues,
Work related Stress