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Nicola Brown

A Bit About Me

My name is Nicola Brown and I am a child and adolescent mental health and well-being practitioner. I offer therapy for children and young people who are struggling with their emotions, behaviour and mental health. I have my roots in Somerset and Dorset and worked in education for many years before moving on to start my own private practice a few years ago. I held positions in safeguarding, student welfare and mental health support roles. I am passionate about providing an accessible, supportive service to children, young people and their parents. 
It is not always easy for children and young people to talk about their mental health or things that may be worrying them. I strive to create a safe and welcoming environment where they feel able to explore the difficulties they are experiencing.  Equally, it can be hard, as parents, to know what may be normal childhood/adolescent behaviour or something that may indicate a difficulty or mental health concern.  I can work with both you and your child to help uncover any underlying issues and help you through any subsequent diagnostic process. I can also work on a 1:1 basis with parents who are experiencing difficulties with their child, this can be helpful if your child is not open to the idea of therapy or assessment.  Together we can explore the difficulties and I can help you come up with strategies to help.   I also work with parents who are going through divorce and separation to offer guidance on ensuring their child or children stay mentally healthy through the process.  
I use a range of techniques and approaches which, if appropriate, can include CBT.  I also bring art and other creative activities into my work. I am fully insured, have enhanced DBS clearance and am a member of the Association of Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH) and The National Counselling Society.

My Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) degree in Child and Adolescent Mental Health - Worcester University

  • Dip HE Childhood and Youth studies – Open University

  • Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Practice – Aim (Currently undertaking due to complete 2022)

  • Level 3 Counselling Studies - CPCAB

  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling - NCFE

  • Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health awareness - NCFE

  • Understanding Children and Young people (Access to HE) - Open University

  • Cert HE in Health and Social Care – Bournemouth University

  • L3 National Diploma in Social Care – BTEC

  • L3 Designated Safeguarding Lead training – SSCB 

  • CPD/training in CBT, Autism, ADHD, LGBTQ, Self-Harm and Child Exploitation.

My Fees

If you are looking for support please do contact me at nbtherapy@protonmail.com or 07933614446.

 

After an initial conversation, we can book an appointment for you and your child to come and meet me and see if they feel comfortable. This is vital for any therapeutic work to be successful. Hopefully, they will like me and want to come back!

 
Individual child or parent sessions £45 per 55 min session
Joint child/parent sessions £50 per 55 min session (I am happy to see siblings together if this is appropriate).


Reports for diagnostic/school/court processes are charged at £35/hour.