group Therapy

Coming soon for 2024

My name is Nick (he/him), and I am a seasoned personal therapist working in Hythe, Kent. I find a huge sense of meaning in connecting with people on a deep level and supporting them in navigating life’s challenges. I have dedicated my professional life to helping people make sense of their experiences and engaging with the possibilities that exist within their own futures.

As a therapist, I have engaged in various training opportunities since qualifying, including clinical supervision training in 2016, which has enhanced my ability to guide and support other therapists in their work. In 2022, I completed a Master’s degree in counselling and psychotherapy practice, achieving an overall distinction. I consider it essential that I continue to grow and learn moving forward, and you can read about my upcoming and more recent training below.

Alongside my therapy practice, I’m also a qualified teacher and run a training company called ‘Long Valley Therapy Training’ in Hythe. Teaching future generations of therapists is incredibly rewarding, as it allows me to share my passion for therapy while continuously challenging and refining my own understanding of therapeutic skills and theory.

At the heart of my approach is the belief that every individual has the inherent capacity for growth and change. I strive to create a warm, non-judgmental space where my clients feel safe to explore their experiences, thoughts, and emotions.

When I’m not working, you can usually find me enjoying the beautiful outdoors of Kent, whether it’s a leisurely walk along the coast or a challenging hike in the countryside. I find that connecting with nature helps me maintain a sense of balance and perspective, which I bring into my work with clients.

My qualifications, interests & professional membership

Completed study

  • Certificate in Therapeutic Group Facilitation (2024) – NCPS Quality Checked
  • Level 7 MA in Counselling & Psychotherapy Practice (2019 – 2022) – Awarded with Distinction
  • NCPS Advanced Specialist Training programme in Counselling Supervision (2017)
  • Level 5 Dip. Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (2014 – 2015)
  • Level 4 Cert. Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (2013 – 2014)
  • Level 4 Dip. Theory and Practice of Counselling (2009 – 2012)
  • Level 3 Cert. Counselling Skills (2008 – 2009)
  • Level 2 Cert. Counselling skills (2008)

Research interests

  • Nature-connection in psychotherapy and counselling
  • Neuro-affirmation in psychotherapy and counselling
  • The relationship between prudential / eudaimonic happiness and community engagement

Professional Membership

I am a Senior Accredited therapist with the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society.

Senior Accredited Member of the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society
(SNCPS Accred)

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