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Last updated 8th July 2024: I am sorry but I currently have no availability.

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Welcome to

Nicola Hambley Counselling Services

Talking Therapy for adult individuals and couples

Life's struggles can often catch up with us, leaving us with uncomfortable feelings such as low moods, depression, anxiety, relationship struggles or being overwhelmed.

You have already taken the first step by being here, for that I commend you and welcome you warmly.

How can counselling help?

Speak in Confidence

I believe that experiences past and present can impact on your well-being. My aim is to provide a confidential, empathetic, warm, respectful and non-judgmental space in which we can build a therapeutic relationship of trust, respect and equality to explore these experiences and how they have impacted on you.

A problem shared...

Your experiences are unique to you, so it is important that you are listened to, that you feel valued and secure so you are able explore your thoughts and feelings. This can help to make sense of your life experiences or patterns of behavior without fear of criticism or judgement. My aim is to support you in these explorations and discoveries. you in these discoveries.

What to expect in your first session

Your first session will be a face-to-face consultation where we can meet and discuss what you are hoping to gain from your counselling sessions. I will also gather some basic information about you and give you basic information about me and how I work.

This meeting will give us the opportunity to decide whether we would like to continue with further sessions and if this is the case, we will decide a mutually agreeable time and day to meet each week.

I insist on a 3-stage assessment process for couples. The first session will be all three of us, the second and third session will be individual session with each party in turn. Then we can come together in the fourth session to discuss how we will move forward..

What issues can counselling help with?

People come to me for support on a wide range of issues. Here are a few of the more common difficulties that I have worked with previously:

Feelings of stress or anxiety

Relationship problems

Grief, loss or bereavement

Exploration of gender identity

Exploration of sexuality

Overwhelming guilt or shame


Problems with confidence or self-esteem

Anger management

Difficulties at work or in retirement

Problems with family life

This is my counselling room in central Surbiton

My Approach and Qualifications

I have a first class (hons) degree in Integrative-Relational Therapy, based on Clarkson's relationship model incorporating Psychodynamic, Humanistic and Transpersonal therapeutic approaches.

I hold a level 5 diploma in Relationship Counselling using Systemic and Psychodynamic integrative based theory enabling me to work with couples.

I continue to learn and have had CPD training in bereavement and loss, gender identity, racism and mental health, equality, sex and relationships, adult safeguarding, child protection and safeguarding, suicide awareness, mental health awareness and domestic abuse awareness.

I am a registered member of the BACP, currently working towards accreditation and adhere by their code of ethics.

Get in touch

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how counselling works, or to arrange an initial assessment appointment. This enables us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to counselling, whether it could be helpful for you and whether I am the right therapist to help.

Either fill in the contact form opposite, or send me a text or WhatsApp message on 07498900588.

I work from a private office located in Surbiton, easily accessible by public transport. Please note that there is a flight of 16 steps to access my room.

I see clients from Surbiton, Chessington, Epsom, Thames Ditton, Hampton, Kingston, New Malden, Worcester Park, Ashtead, Leatherhead, Raynes Park, Ewell, Wimbledon and central London.

I will provide location details when we arrange our counselling sessions.

I currently offer face-to-face therapy, with the option to have occasional remote sessions where needed.

My fees for a 50 minute session are as follows:

Individual counselling:

Weekdays until 6pm: Between £55-65

Weekdays after 6pm, Saturdays & Variable session times: Between £65-75

Couples counselling:

Weekdays until 6pm: £75 per session

Weekdays after 6pm, Saturdays & Variable session times: £85 per session

I offer some concessionary prices where possible

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