Nicola Edge

Hi, my name is Nicky; I am a qualified, registered Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Hypnotherapist, Life Coach, and NLP Practitioner, and I am part of the Wirral Counselling Association offering face-to-face, What’s App, online and telephone appointments.

If you are looking to make some lasting and positive changes, then look no further. I am here to help. You will be able to explore your thoughts and feelings in a respectful, safe, warm, quiet and comfortable environment with someone who is impartial and not emotionally attached.

I deal with many issues, including depression, relationship issues, divorce, anxiety (generalised anxiety disorder), self-esteem, abuse, anger management, bipolar, addictions, Ptsd, family issues and bereavement. I work with all age groups and offer couples counselling. I also work with university students and students, helping them achieve their full potential. My approach is very calm and relaxing. , confidential. Training, qualifications & experience

I have eleven years of experience working in a counselling setting, working privately and within Educational & Health settings. I have worked closely with young people, students, adults, families and outside agencies offering support and guidance. I am passionate and committed to the emotional health and well-being of every person, and I believe that everyone is equal. I have also gained valuable experience working with children with special educational needs. I have delivered and adapted interventions to tailor and meet their needs.

I have worked therapeutically in a primary setting with a wide range of clients, adults, and young people who presented complex issues such as anxiety, mental health, depression, drug and alcohol misuse, relationship breakdown, historical abuse and suicide ideation. I also have a variety of experience working and receiving referrals from doctors, solicitors and outside agencies offering therapeutic approaches. Currently, I am working with various Companies through E.A.P ( Employment Assistance Programme ), helping employees maintain and return to the workplace after either short or long-term absences. I am also working closely with clients who experience Tinnitus.

Aside from my private work within the clinic, I have also worked with students in a pupil referral unit and an emotional, social and well-being unit, offering support, guidance and alternative strategies for a positive outcome. My experience also consists of working with staff in an education setting and offering them support. I am also Team Teach trained. I have attended and delivered workshops on Self-Harm and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. I have experience working privately as an Occupational Therapist, offering short and long-term therapy and reintroducing clients back into the workplace. 

I also have experience delivering workshops on Futures Day to Colleges and training days on Work-Related Stress in the workplace to Corporate Companies.

Qualifications

I have a post-graduate diploma in counselling and psychotherapy from Liverpool John Moores University. This qualification is accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am also qualified in Hypnotherapy (Dip HSM, Dip AH, Master Practioner, Dip NLP, Certificate, Life Coaching and a Certificate in Reiki.

I have just received an award by Central England Prestige Awards for Hypnotherapist of the Year 2023 -2024 .

I am a member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and on the BACP register for Counsellors and psychotherapists. I also have personal liability insurance, enabling me to practice safely and ethically and adhere to their ethical framework. I also hold a current and updated DBS.

I continuously attend courses as part of my Continuous Personal Development; keeping my knowledge updated, fresh, new and current will help the client to manage and have a better understanding of their presenting issue.

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