Ms Nicole Valens

Also known as: Nicole Horler

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS14-01456

Location: Chigwell

My name is Nicole, I am a fully qualified Counsellor and Hypnotherapist with an Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling and Hypnotherapy. I also hold a Masters in Social Work from Nottingham University and I have a Diploma in Sports Psychology. I have been trained in the use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness techniques.

I have been practising as a Social Worker for 13 years in a variety of settings including childcare, older adults, homelessness and the adoption service. Since 2008, I have specialised in mental health and forensic services, working with in-patients in a low-secure hospital.

I am a member of the National Counselling Society and the Health Care Professionals Council. This means that I am committed to the highest standards, adhere to their codes of professional conduct, update my skills regularly, am fully insured and hold a recent Enhanced DBS certficate. I follow strict data protection guidelines with any personal details.

I work in a person-centred and holistic way, incorporating different theories into my practice. I will give you a safe and confidential space to explore your issues and work with you to find solutions, develop coping strategies and make positive changes.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
    Diploma in Hypnotherapy
    MA Social Work
  • What I can help with
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Adolescence
    • Adoption
    • Ageing and related issues
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Depression
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Mindfulness
    • Parenting skills
    • Post-traumatic stress (PTSD)
    • Relationships
    • Self-harm
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
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