Nicola Heptinstall

Psychotherapist & Counsellor

Nicola will provide you with a safe, accepting, and supportive relationship from which to explore the difficulties you may be experiencing. Her own values of honesty, respect, and optimism lie at the heart of her counselling style. By drawing on a range of approaches she is able to offer you counselling that fits your needs, after all, we are all unique and individual, with our own experiences of life, so why should one approach fit everyone?

Feeling heard, understood, and not judged can help you to explore your feelings more fully and more openly, allowing you the opportunity to look at the various areas of your life, your relationships, and yourself that you may not have been able to consider or face before. It is from here that changes can take place and new choices can be considered. Nicola has worked with many issues including relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, childhood abuse and trauma, family breakdowns, eating disorders, compulsive behaviour, self-esteem, suicide, self-harm, domestic abuse, and bereavement.





  • Registered member of the BACP


  • PGDip Counselling & Psychotherapy

Work Experience:​

  • Samaritans Volunteer counsellor in a women’s centre School based counsellor working alongside children aged between 5yrs-17yrs

Prior to becoming a counsellor Nicola worked as a Team Manager in a busy corporate environment. It was having her own counselling following a traumatic life event and finding it invaluable that led Nicola to retrain as a counsellor in 2009.

In addition to her private practice Nicola also works for the following organisations: 

  • National trainer for Place2Be which is a leading children’s mental health charity 

  • Voluntary BACP network meeting facilitator

  • Co founder and director of Evolve Counselling & Therapy centre