Niki Palmer

Counsellor

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Hello, I am Niki,

I have a warm, caring, genuine and honest personality. I am people person, who has a passion for helping others improve their current situation to have a more fulfilled and meaningful life. I believe counselling needs to be a down to earth experience, I believe in an equal relationship between client and counsellor. I will not judge, place my opinions or beliefs on you, but walk beside you in your journey in therapy. I offer a professional service and am flexible, adapting the work to meet your needs.

I am a person-centred counsellor which means the therapy is led by you. The relationship we build is important to make you feel safe, listened to and able to explore what is troubling you so you can identify changes that can improve your situation. I am interested in Abuse and Trauma and carry out pre-trial work, as well as many others issues.

I have worked at a charity for the past 3 years for clients who have been affected by childhood trauma and abuse. This can include areas such as loss, being “stuck” in the current situation and not knowing how to move on. Domestic and sexual abuse can lead to low self-esteem/ confidence/self-harm/dissociation/PTSD/suicidal thoughts/drugs and alcohol abuse amongst many other things. I have spent my career working in a nurturing and supporting role.

My specialities include:

My training and qualifications:

  • Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

  • Diploma in therapeutic counselling

  • Certificate in equality and diversity

  • Certificate in Children’s and young people’s mental health

  • Working with sexual abuse

  • PTSD and dissociation

  • Working with complex grief

  • Trauma reactions and trauma treatments

  • Working with depression in a mindfulness way

  • Sexual abuse

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Pre-trial 

Other services can also be covered, please check the services page for more information .

Treatment approach:
  • Person Centred

  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)

  • Humanistic

  • Integrative

  • Transactional Analysis