Nicholas (Nick) Langley
An existentially-informed Therapist & Supervisor inspired by our connection with the natural world.
A little about me
I have been working as a qualified therapist since 2012, having come from a background in educational support. My career has developed two branches, and I have a passion for both; the first of which is the development of a therapy practice in Hythe, Kent. My interest in therapy and the evolution of my style has been (and will always be) an ongoing project. I find connecting with people at a deeply personal level to be incredibly meaningful and I can’t imagine myself ever taking my therapist hat off; it has become a part of who I am.
The second branch of practice is that of lecturer and having qualified as a further education teacher in 2015 I now run a small counsellor training company ‘Long Valley Therapy Training’, based near Folkestone. This role complements my therapy practice in many ways, and my wonderful students really do keep me on my toes, keeping my understanding of the foundation skills and theory fresh! If you want to understand something at a deep level, try to teach it.
To keep learning, growing and moving forward in the therapy world I have engaged in several key training experiences since qualifying as a counsellor: in addition to numerous workshops and short training events, I completed my supervision training in 2016 and I now work with some incredibly interesting and passionate professionals across the UK. In 2022 I completed a Master’s degree in counselling and psychotherapy practice and I was awarded an overall distinction, having focused my research on the way that clients experience other-than-human beings during their sessions.
My ambition now is to continue my study and engage in PhD level research, exploring the role of nature-based therapies in meaning creation and the actualisation of authentic living (how can nature helps us to be more real and face our existence honestly?)
As a therapist I am able to support my client in making sense of a broad range of life experiences and of the many things I can help with, I have particular experience of working with the following:
I aim to provide a safe space for the LGBTQ+ and neuro divergent communities; I am strongly opposed to any form of conversion therapy.
Currently applying for PhD opportunities
Level 7 MA in Counselling & Psychotherapy Practice (2019 – 2022) – Awarded with Distinction
NCS Advanced Specialist Training 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)
- Nature-connection in therapy
- The experience of neuro-divergent clients during nature-based therapies
- Eudaemonic happiness through connection and community
- Actualising authentic living