Lomiah Nicholls BA (Hons), MBACP.
Hello, I am Lomiah. I have worked in the healthcare sector for sixteen years, initially working in nursing and palliative care. After a break to concentrate on my family, I have spent almost eight years working in mental health and counselling. I hold a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Integrative Counselling and have also studied Psychology at Masters level.
I believe we all have the ability to overcome past issues or current challenges, but we sometimes need help to gain clarity and awareness of our experiences, in order to facilitate change and resolution. This is where counselling and psychotherapy play a valuable part in assisting us to develop ourselves. Through finding solutions to difficulties or overcoming and moving on from the emotional and psychological pain or discomfort that life can bring; we can lead a more authentic and fulfilling life or begin to heal from and let go of that which we no longer need.
As a counsellor I work in an integrative way, which simply means I draw on a broad range of theoretical understanding and am able to provide the most suitable methods of counselling to support you as an individual. I believe that for change to happen we must engage in an therapeutic process that is built on trust, understanding, empathy and curiosity from me and a willingness to participate from you.
As a personal development coach I am dynamic, engaging and positively challenging; supporting you to explore your strengths, abilities and passions to become the best version of yourself you can be, to take that next step and to develop more positive patterns for a more hopeful future.
I have worked for a national mental health charity, as Manager of a successful recovery programme for individuals with personality disorders. I have many years of experience working with individuals experiencing acute, mild, short-term and long-term mental health issues and conditions. I have experience in providing mental health and well-being education to children, young people and adults, and I have an interest in gifted adults and young people and supporting parents/carers of gifted, 2e (twice exceptional) and high learning potential (HLP) individuals.
My consultation room is thoughtfully created to bring a sense of well-being, calm, focus and privacy, where we can explore your current situation and I will encourage, challenge and support you along your journey. Whether you have previously undertaken counselling or this is your first time, you will feel valued, respected and most importantly heard, as you you begin to unpick your difficulties or aim to better reach your potential.
My office can accommodate several people and I can provide a larger room for groups of four or more.
I offer flexible consultation times and am able to provide weekday sessions as well as some limited availability in the evening and during weekends.
As an ethical and responsible practitioner, I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I abide by the Code of Conduct set out by my professional body and I seek regular and confidential supervision for my practice.
I am fully insured and I hold an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Check (DBS).