Counsellor Profile: Nick Cocking
People engage with counselling for a variety of reasons: some looking for prompt resolution of a specific problem, others facing a range of long-term difficulties.
Counselling offers, in a safe environment, a place to explore and articulate anxieties, fears and hopes. Sometimes it’s to identify fixed and unproductive patterns of thinking, behaviour and relating. Whether you come feeling sad, unmotivated, angry, lonely or just confused, I aim to help create that safe environment with you, and to help you to start to explore freely the feelings that you’re experiencing.
Whilst my development as a trainee counsellor has been in parallel with a career in engineering, my personal sense of meaning, purpose and motivation is grounded in my Christian faith. I welcome clients from all walks of life, whatever their spirituality, background, sexuality, gender or age.
I have a particular interest in the way men engage with counselling, and also their experience of the grief journey.
Outside my counselling training, I have over ten years’ experience of working as a volunteer in bereavement support for a national charity. I am also actively involved in planning suicide prevention initiatives for the city.
I have completed the Foundations of Counselling course at The Academy: SPACE in Sheffield, and am currently on placement with Rainbow.
Monday to Thursday daytime.