Welcome to the world of wellbeing!  

A warm welcome to you. I am Nicola Forshaw, Director of Nine Wellbeing a BACP registered, accredited counsellor, cognitive behavioural & EMDR trauma-focused psychotherapist, coach and supervisor. As a BUPA approved professional, I offer these therapies in the beautiful coastal area of West Kirby, within the consulting rooms of my private practice ‘Nine Wellbeing’.

About Nine Wellbeing 

You may be an individual who is considering psychological therapy to help you to put difficult, potentially traumatic experiences behind you, and move forward with your life. Or, you may be someone who is struggling with aspects of your current life in terms of relationships, work, self image and eating difficulties. The fast paced, high-pressured lives we live now can create symptoms of anxiety or depression. If you recognise any of these difficulties, the purpose of the Nine Wellbeing site is to inform; I  have personally curated the site to offer extensive information about common mental health problems, life difficulties and approaches to treatment.  You are warmly welcomed to peruse the pages of Nine Wellbeing to enable you to learn more about your difficulties, as I firmly believe that understanding what is happening is a vital step towards your recovery. Nine Wellbeing is not just about psychotherapy, if you are examining your life and purpose, you may be interested in the philosophy salon, Nine Philosophy. The salon offers themed philosophy sessions, within a small group setting, allowing for exploration of the meaning of our lives, and our purpose.

Nine Wellbeing Philosophy & Values

During 2005, as a trained and experienced life coach I established NJ Coaching,  a private coaching practice, whilst simultaneously training to become a counsellor/psychotherapist. Subsequently, having spent over 11 years working in NHS services, initially as a counsellor and then delivering psychotherapy in specialist eating disorder and personality disorder services, I went on to enjoy an academic career lecturing in Counselling & Psychotherapy at the Universities of Keele and Chester, teaching on Counselling Psychotherapy Master’s Programmes. 

During this time, my academic interest focused upon resilience and the potential for post traumatic growth arising from adverse experiences. In terms of my psychotherapeutic practice, this led to a philosophical re-evaluation of ‘treating’ ‘mental illness’ & and instead I began to embrace the notion of recovery through enhancing resilience and facilitating wellbeing. I set an intention to combine the growth principles of coaching with my academic research and psychotherapeutic training, and during 2013 my first wellbeing practice ‘rooms @ No 9’ emerged in Greasby, Wirral. Due to expansion, this practice has since evolved into ‘Nine Wellbeing’, formed sister companies: ‘Nine Coaching’, and ‘Nine Teaching’, and relocated to larger premises in West Kirby.

The philosophy of Nine Wellbeing is to recognise you as an individual, rather than a collection of diagnostic symptoms, and offer you an evidence-based therapeutic plan, to help you not only to recover from adversity, but to explore your potential for resilience and growth through change.  You will engage with your treatment in a serene, private and beautifully appointed setting, within walking distance to the beach. 

In addition to managing ‘Nine Wellbeing’, I hold a strategic project role within Professional Standards of the UK’s largest professional body for Counselling & Psychotherapy, BACP. You can therefore be assured that the values of Nine Wellbeing are that any therapy or coaching you receive will uphold the highest ethical standards and principles.

Please consult the Nine wellbeing site to find out more about therapeutic services offered. If you have any queries, or would like to book a consultation, please contact me.