Mrs Nicola Pendregaust

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS14-00995

Location: Maidstone

Mates in Mind

Trying to make sense of your emotions? Unable to move forward with your life?
Due to circumstances or situations, is your life not quite what it should be for you at the moment?

Are events past or present affecting your emotionally or maybe you are fearful or worried about what might happen in the future? Talking to me in a confidential, impartial and non-judgmental setting will help you to explore what’s going on for you and help bring about perspective and emotional balance.

You may be dealing with a recent bereavement, having relationship difficulties, suffering from depression, dealing with low self-esteem or maybe you can’t pinpoint what’s brought about your stress and anxiety, feeling helpless or stuck. That’s OK, it’s alright not to have the answers or to find it difficult to make sense of emotions you are experiencing, yet having a trusting and safe environment, may be the right place for you, to share, talk through and explore what’s troubling you. Counselling helps you take an honest look at your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, learn more about yourself and take control and responsibility for bringing about lasting positive change.

Having spent over 20 years myself in corporate life, I understand the challenges of a busy work life together with balancing other demands and pressures and how this can feel emotionally overpowering at times.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    Diploma in hypnotherapy and counselling skills (Dip Hip)
    Diploma in psychotherapeutic counselling (Dip PC)
    Advanced diploma in psychotherapeutic counselling (Ad. Dip. PsyC)
    Advanced professional diploma in psychotherapeutic counselling (Ad. Prof. Dip. PsyC)
    Volunteer Play therapist – Place2be (2016-17) - 7-11 year olds
    BACP Registered member

    CPD (continuous professional development) on Overcoming Procrastination, Treating OCD, Mindfulness for Anxiety and Depression, Personality and Personality Disorders and working with adolescents and couples
    I worked at Fegans, counselling primary and secondary school children and teenagers.
  • What I can help with
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Adolescence
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Cancer
    • Depression
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Family
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Post-traumatic stress (PTSD)
    • Relationships
    • Self-harm
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Trauma
    • Young people and children
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