Hello everyone. My name is Nicole Addis. I am a psychotherapist, trainer, supervisor and co-founder of Peel Psychological Consultancy. I am a mother of two, a wife and friend. I am a keen learner, baker and horse rider. For me there is nothing better than a Sunday afternoon, after a ride out in the country to fill the house with family and friends, good food and a glass of wine.
I am passionate about my work as a psychotherapist. I believe that everyone has the right to equality, respect, individual choice and personal safety. The stories that my clients bring, their loves, difficulties, interests and fears are moments in time that I feel honored to share. For me the aim of therapy is to support clients in making positive life changes. By opening up a new way of thinking and feeling, clients improve their relationships, both with others, and with themselves.
My training is Humanistic and Integrative. This approach allows me to draw upon many different schools of thought to inform my clinical practice. As important as theories are, I believe that it is the attitude of the therapist and the impact of the therapeutic relationship, which makes the therapy effective.
I have been told that my style is warm and open. I invite a collaborative approach. I am enquiring and at times challenging and I know when to be silent and to listen. I will share my own experiences and stories if appropriate.
What I didn't know at the beginning of my training but do know now is that it was my own past and difficult experiences that led me to become a therapist. I have drawn upon my own life experience to develop an empathic way of being with people whilst they overcome their own difficulties.
I work with all sorts of people with all sorts of difficulties both individually, in couples and in groups. I offer short-term solution focused based therapy and longer term more relationship based therapy. My special interest in is trauma.
I think trauma of one sort or another lies at the heart of many psychological difficulties. I have significant experience in helping traumatised people towards recovery, well-being and hope.
I look forward to meeting with you.
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Training and qualifications
MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy Post graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Cert. Brief Focal Therapy Cert. ITA. Transactional Analysis 101 Cert. Group Psychotherapy Cert CBT Cert. Trauma & PTSD Cert. In Supervision