Louise Nixon, Counsellor

After completing a degree in Psychology undertaken in Chester in 2001, I qualified as a counsellor in 2007. I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor.

Over the past 16 years, I have worked in various settings. I’ve worked as a counsellor in an NHS General Practice, in a hospital setting, and in an Occupational Health unit.  I have also worked for Hopeline Uk ( a suicide prevention charity).

Alongside my Petals work, I currently have a small private practice providing counselling and supervision to other counsellors. Through counselling, I provide a warm, compassionate and non-judgmental space where feelings can be shared and explored.

I have various experiences of supporting people with a wide range of mental health issues and have a passion for working with people who have experienced bereavement and loss, in particular sudden loss and trauma.

I find that this work, although challenging, is extremely rewarding and furthers my appreciation of everyday life as I continue to learn from every client.

It is a privilege to be working with Petals as this role enables me to use my knowledge and experience of working with loss and trauma, supporting women and couples at what can feel like their darkest moments.  In our counselling sessions, I support clients in finding ways to manage their grief and integrate loss into their lives.