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Chris Nicholls, BACP

Stress, Anxiety Grief Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

I am a therapist with 5 years of experience ( consisting of more than 3000 sessions), during which I have shaped my practice to adapt based on the need of the individual client.

To me, psychotherapy is very much a team effort and as such my role is to walk besides you as we explore whatever might be happening for you together. I have a wealth of experience in multiple different areas ranging from anxiety, bereavement, trauma, illness, ADHD, to even things such as supporting carers of terminal illness. I will always do my best to help regardless of the issue at hand.
I have a master's degree in Emotion Focused Therapy to underpin this experience and ensure that my clients receive the best evidence-based practice possible. Please read some of my reviews at the bottom of this page to show how effective it can be.

My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe very much in the client controlling the tempo as we work through whatever issues the client may want to address. I am very open minded and as such there will be absolutely no judgement, my only role is to support as best as I can. I work in a very person-centred way although I have amalgamated aspects of solution-focused therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, person centred therapy and others to help ensure my practice is able to support clients in a variety of ways.

It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

5yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Grief Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

Credentials information

BACP Therapist - Registered Member MBACP #388489


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Chris Nicholls. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Chris is really attentive and validates my feelings. He listens and asks insightful questions which help me reflect better on my experience

Written on Feb 11, 2024 after therapy with Chris for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Great therapist all-round. He knows his stuff, he's considerate and discreet and is able to guide you to a direction of improvement consistently. He's been a real help and I'd wholeheartedly recommend him .

Written on Feb 04, 2024 after therapy with Chris for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and anger management

Chris is an absolute legend, when it comes to the world of therapists!

He has been my therapist for nearly a year. He has been extremely supportive and influential in my life.

I started therapy with Chris as a result of a loss of a family member, and the progress I've made in understanding myself and my emotions have been invaluable.

Most importantly, Chris was the first and only person who noticed that I showed symptoms of ADHD, which I've been struggling with for 3 decades without knowing it. As a result, I made a visit to a psychiatrist and got officially diagnosed and have been receiving treatment for the past 2 months, which on its own has been life changing.

Chris has always been responsive, caring and supportive. I'm eternally grateful for his help and support, and this testimonial is the least I can do to thank him.

Written on Jan 28, 2024 after therapy with Chris for 7 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I have only just started with Chris but his session was very supportive, we looked into some concerns and potential issues which highlighted feelings I could connect to and understand.
His support in messaging out of session has been very supportive in his response. I highly recommend Chris and his services.

Written on Dec 30, 2023 after therapy with Chris for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Chris is a wonderful therapist! I’ve never met someone as kind as he is and someone that understands and listens, during sessions or when we speak there’s no pressure like in traditional therapy where you feel like you’re an alien, I would definitely recommend Chris

Written on Nov 06, 2023 after therapy with Chris for 1 month on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Chris is everything a person can ask for in a therapist! I can truly feel that this is more than just a job for him. He is attentive, caring, and compassionate. In our sessions, he skillfully asks questions that encourage deep self-reflection and helps navigate through various situations. Additionally, he has a solution-focused approach and incorporates theories when needed. Highly recommended!

Written on Jul 01, 2023 after therapy with Chris for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues