Is Counselling Right for You?

Feeling helpless and stuck? Trying to make sense of emotions? Unable to move forward with your life? Counselling might be right for you.

Due to circumstances or situation is life not quite what it should be for you at the moment? Are events past or present affecting your emotionally or maybe you are fearful about what might happen in the future? Chatting to me in a confidential, impartial and non-judgemental setting will help you to take an honest look at what’s going on for you, discover any underlying issues and help bring about perspective, emotional balance and control and responsibility for your life.

Helping You

Counselling can help improve self, relationships and family dynamics. For some, it is about taking some out to reflect on their own personal journey and growth.  Having therapy can help provide true insight, support and new approaches to different life challenges.  I can help you take an honest look at your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, learn more about yourself and take control and responsibility for bringing about lasting positive change.

Perimenopause & Menopause

Physical & emotional experiences of perimenopause and menopause can be challenging & debilitating. I can help you explore the sense of personal loss during midlife, as well as the opportunities it brings.

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Stress & Anxiety

We have underlying causes and triggers for our stress & anxiety be it life style changes or career or work issues to name a few.

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Whatever your relationship issue, be it with family, close friend or partner, I can work with you individually to explore your needs and gain perspective on what you want from your relationship with them.

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Grief & Loss

Loss comes in many forms, but most recognisably the death of someone you were close to and who was important to you.

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Confidence & Self-esteem

If you are lacking confidence & self-esteem, I can work with you on exploring its origins and becoming more assertive, confident and self-aware.

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“Nic is one of those counsellors that allows you the time, space and freedom to say whatever you need to, without judgement or criticism. She guided me through a process, to be open, to question myself, find the answers and in some ways, challenge those answers in order to move forward.”

"Thank you very much Nic, you made the sessions a safe and happy space. I always felt comfortable and that I was in good hands. Nic always demonstrated empathy, compassion and calmness but also a curiosity and open-mindedness that helped me see and approach new situations differently going forward."

"I was very apprehensive to start with and had no idea what to expect however, the trusting relationship and safe and relaxing environment with Nic meant I was able to talk through my difficulties and gain a clearer understanding without any judgement. Thank you again!"

"I attended counselling with Nic for several months to help me work through my grief after bereavement. Our sessions together helped me make sense of what I was going through and acted as a safety valve for me through difficult times. Our work together enabled me to begin accepting my loss and understand how I could live a positive life despite my grief."

My backstory and supporting you with counselling

I imagine that you are contemplating counselling, to see if it is right for you – the opportunity to talk about issues that may be impacting on your life can help bring clarity and together we can realise what your choices and resources are and find solutions, to get you back on track.

I won’t baffle you with qualifications or letters after my name, yet I can share with you my backstory and how counselling may well help you. So, tune in and listen to my intro and how I can potentially support you.

Helping you find clarity

Listen in to me talking about stress & anxiety – techniques & tips, how to manage our uncertainty, discomfort & overwhelm, offering self-care tips and lots more.

Visit YouTube channel Helpful blogs here

Get In Touch

I offer face to face sessions at Nizels in Hildenborough, as well as offering alternatives.  We can speak on the telephone, on-line (via ZOOM) or walk & talk therapy.

I offer a free informal 20-minute session so that you can see if I’m the right counsellor for you, to make sure you feel comfortable moving forward with therapy.

Drop me a line for support, using the form or the details below.

Nic Pendregaust Qualifications & Accreditations

I am also an Anxiety UK Approved Therapist providing therapeutic support to the charity’s members and partner beneficiaries. I am subject to Anxiety UK’s regular monitoring of my professional qualifications, supervisions, continual professional development, insurance and professional body membership in addition to complying with the ethical and professional standards set down by my registered governing body.

Full details of the Anxiety UK Approved Therapist scheme can be found here. Details about becoming a member of Anxiety UK to be able to access therapy via the charity can be found here.

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    Emergency Contacts

    If you are in emotional distress and need urgent support, please contact:

    • Your GP NHS 24 hours (0845) 424 2424
    • Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT) – Single Point of – Access (SPA) 0300 222 0123 – referral line for NHS Mental Health Services
    • Mental Health Matters – 0800 107 0160 24/7 helpline
      Samaritans – 0845790909. 24/7 support line
      Saneline – 0300 304 7000 4.30 pm – 10.30 pm helpline

    If you are at immediate risk, go straight to A&E.