Nicola Westwood BA (Hons.)

Integrated therapy based in Sheffield, UK

***Due to the current COVID 19 situation, I am currently offering Telephone and Video (Zoom) sessions.***

I understand that contacting a therapist can be an anxiety-inducing experience and I hope you will find the details on this website reassuring.


My name is Nicola. I am a warm, empathic person and as a therapist committed to supporting my clients. I am a qualified psychotherapist with 15 years of professional experience of working with anxiety and depression and with people who have experienced trauma.


I work at Cornerstone Counselling and Therapy Centre as a Therapist, Supervisor and Business Development Manager. I began work as a therapist at Sheffield Rape and Sexual Abuse Service in 2011 and continue in my current role as Assessment Counsellor.


I have also worked at SYEDA (South Yorkshire Eating Disorder Association) and Together Women Project.


Background


I am married, have a child and enjoy hiking and long walks in the countryside. Prior to becoming a therapist, I worked in casting  and marketing bronze resin garden sculptures. Along with my colleagues, we were awarded a Silver Gilt at Chelsea Flower Show. 


Professional Training


BA (Hons) in Professional Development in Counselling
• Diploma in Counselling at Sheffield Hallam University (2004)
• Certificate in CBT
• Certificate in Clinical Supervision
• MBACP
• DBS Checked (Criminal Records Bureau) 


Supervision


To ensure I meet continuing professional BACP requirements, I receive clinical supervision on a monthly basis. (The minimum requirement for all therapists is one and a half hours each month.) I also regularly attend CPD (Continuing Professional Developments) workshops and conferences.



“Everything that happens to us, properly understood, leads us back to ourselves; it is as though there were some unconscious guidance whose aim is to deliver us from all this and make us dependent on ourselves”


Carl Jung

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