My name is Nicky Shapira and I am a Relate trained counsellor with 19 years' experience and a registered member of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

If you are looking for help dealing with difficulties in a relationship, whether you come with your partner or as an individual, whether you’re gay or heterosexual I offer a safe and totally confidential setting, which allows you to explore your issues in a non-judgmental environment.

Counselling offers you the opportunity to explore and understand difficult issues and through better understanding make changes for the better.


"We've grown apart"

"Should I leave?"

Why can't we talk?"


I work with you to explore these sort of issues in your relationship and help you resolve them.

Read the Frequently Asked Questions




Some of the many issues I have explored with clients

Difficulties around good and effective communication

A feeling of distance between you and your partner

Deciding whether to separate

The effect of an affair past or present

How to manage separation

Fear of change

The effect of relationship difficulties on children

How to achieve a happier outcome for the family