Welcome


Nicola Jefferies
BA (Hons) HDP, Dip HIP, MA
Counsellor and Psychotherapist

Welcome to my web site. I am an experienced, fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with my practice in Bath. In these pages I describe my approach to therapeutic work, and provide information about myself and my training.

People come to therapy for a wide range of reasons. Sometimes you may have a clear idea of the things that are concerning you, or you may just feel low and weighed down with worries. That’s why therapy can vary in both length and depth. I work on the basis that all my clients’ concerns are significant and important and deserve all my focus and attention. Your concerns may well involve one or more of the following:

  • Coping with loss and bereavement
  • Understanding and resolving difficult feelings and states of mind
  • Facing crisis and change
  • Developing personal insight and knowledge
  • Improving relationships with others
  • Making decisions
  • Working through feelings of inner conflict

I have undergone many years of training and I have extensive experience working with people of all ages and backgrounds, who come to see me with a wide range of concerns.

Who comes to see a psychotherapist?

Anyone! Anyone at all can face a time in their life when they suffer a crisis or feeling of loss – perhaps through divorce or bereavement – or a difficult transition, such as a career change, job loss or relocation.

Sometimes you may simply feel more anxious, depressed or angry in life. Or you may just feel “stuck” and unsatisfied. When this happens, working through these concerns and issues in psychotherapy can help to achieve change and improvement.

How can psychotherapy help?

One of the key objectives of psychotherapy is to help you gain a better understanding of the issues that are troubling you.

Psychotherapy gives you the chance to talk, in depth, about things you may have been unable to discuss with anyone else. It can help you work out new ways of approaching situations that you find difficult, as well as suggesting new methods to help you cope.

Developing a trusting relationship with your psychotherapist is key to this process. It can help you be able to talk about long-standing problems and can result in positive changes in your attitude to yourself, to others and to your life.

Like all deep relationships, it takes work and time – often months and sometimes even years. It can also mean facing difficult and painful feelings, which most of us cannot do without support.

But with time and support, you can gain new perspectives on your situation and enjoy a greater range of choices and possibilities in your life. Psychotherapy provides a space to explore who you are, and support in your journey through your difficulties, however profound they may be.

In the end, our work together can help you transform yourself and allow you to embrace your life with acceptance and joy.

Please contact me either by telephone on 07785 966455 or email me on nicolajefferiestherapy@gmail.com.

I look forward to hearing from you.

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