Nikki grew up in Derbyshire and moved to London after University, with the aim of getting some experience to become a social worker. Life didn’t quite go to plan and after several years of social care work in hostels and day centres, she decided she would rather train to be a therapist.
It was experiencing counselling first hand that made her realise how powerful and life-changing therapy could be.
After a year studying skills and theory at Birkbeck University, she continued her training with an MSc in Therapeutic Counselling in Greenwich University. More recently, she trained to become a Supervisor with the organisation Re-Vision, who aim to bring together spiritual values with sound clinical skills.
As well as running a private counselling practice, Nikki offers supervision to individuals, and supervises groups at Woodside Bereavement Service and the social enterprise Luminary Bakery. She has also been involved in various support groups, mentoring schemes and courses supporting new mothers.
She has long been interested in how good therapeutic practice and spirituality and faith interact, which makes Spurgeon’s an exciting and interesting place to work. She currently lives in South London with her husband, teenage children, and a lively cocker spaniel and she enjoys running, youth work, exploring London, and going to see live music and plays.