Nicola is a qualified BACP registered counsellor and a Mentalization Based Treatment (MBT) Practitioner. She qualified as a mental health nurse in 1984 and has undertaken additional training during her career, in areas such as health and social care management, therapies, nurse leadership, coaching and pathway development. Nicola has worked across specialties and ages from child and adolescent to older adults and in various settings, such as prisons, local authority residential care home, acute mental health, community mental health and in the physical health setting as a practitioner and a manager. Nicola is passionate about improving the lives of those facing mental health challenges, offering counselling support to adolescents and adults. She uses an integrative approach, drawing on her unique breadth of knowledge of theory, approaches and training, experience and skills.