Hello from this little corner of West Yorkshire.
My name is Nicola Furbisher; I am 52 and I am a CPCAB-qualified therapeutic counsellor supporting people who are struggling and in distress. Often, they have things going on in their life that have become overwhelming, maybe too hard to deal with on their own. Often, they feel lost, broken, and can’t find a way through.
I offer a warm welcome, an open heart and time and space to be with them, to walk alongside them for as long or as short a period as they need.
They are the priority; they are in charge. I do not take over; I do not try and tell them what to do.
If you feel you would like to work with me, I promise I will be accepting, open and entirely trustworthy, working with you working at your pace to help you be where you need to be.
I have previously worked with clients suffering from trauma, grief, anxiety and depression, and with those who have suffered mental, physical or sexual abuse. I also help people with low self-esteem, and those who are suffering from work or family-related stress.
Alongside my private work I am a volunteer counsellor at Leeds Mind and at Support after Rape and Sexual Violence Leeds (SARSVL). I also volunteered at the Mosaic II (now closed), a specialist counselling offering support to adult survivors of sex abuse.
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and am fully signed up to their ethical framework.
I had a different life before all of the above. Previously I was a journalist for 30 years and, latterly, the Editor of the Yorkshire Evening Post & Managing Editor, Yorkshire Post. I’m a Yorkshire lass, I lived in Brussels, I love being by the sea, but my roots are in landlocked Brighouse.
I had a special boy called Thomas who died in 2008. I battled on, I thought I was fine. I wasn’t. A wonderful counsellor saved me – and in saving me, I found a new path.
I appreciate this is a lot to take in. Please contact me if you think I can help you. I promise warmth, acceptance, and a space for you to be whatever you need to be.