Meet the Team

We are passionate about our work and have witnessed first hand how therapy can help clients in better knowing who they are, what they need and what they can do to bring about change.

You are assured of confidentiality and we uphold the BACP code of ethics. We are committed to ongoing professional development, training and supervision and we work closely as a team supporting each other to deliver the best service possible to our clients.

Nicky Gething

MBACP Registered

I work in a warm, supportive and conversational way, with the aim of establishing a strong and trusting relationship with you, where we can explore your experiences, feelings and concerns together. This will provide you with a deeper understanding of yourself and a sense of what options you may have for positive change in your life.

I have worked extensively in the charity sector working both with adult clients at Mind and at Off The Record a youth counselling service where I see teenagers and young adults. I also maintain a private practice.

Prior to my career as a therapist I worked at BBC Worldwide marketing childrens and animation programmes internationally before taking a career break to bring up my family.

I hold a PG Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling and am currently studying for an MSc in Humanistic Psychotherapy at Metanoia Institute.

Contact me on nicky@thelisteningspace.org or 07734 059297

Joanne Bell

MBACP

I am an experienced integrative counsellor and psychotherapist presently working in youth and adult counselling services. I also have a background in specialist cancer and bereavement therapy.

Facing up to problems and coming to counselling can be a courageous step. However, I aim to put you at your ease by creating an open, accepting and informal space where we can work collaboratively on the issues you bring.

Together we can identify the roots of your difficulties, what change might look like and what steps you can take to achieve your goals.

I am experienced in working long-term, short-term and in time-limited therapy for specific issues.

I have a BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and I am working towards completion of an MA Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy with the University of Roehampton.

I am available on Monday mornings, Wednesday mornings and Thursday afternoon and evenings. Contact me on 07952 643515 or joanne@thelisteningspace.org

Joan Turley

Joan Turley is a writer, mentor and coach. The theme that runs through all her work is connection, and how we can sustain positive relationships with self, and others, in fluid, unfamiliar or uncertain contexts. 

She has advised senior, international trade advisers at UK Trade and Investment as well as the BIS Select Committee of the UK Parliament. Her advice on creating connection and strong working relationships with other cultures, was included in the Prime Minister’s White Paper to the nation.

Joan has written three internationally acclaimed books and has been a contributor to The Sunday Times and to a range of professional journals and periodicals.  Her public speaking career across London, Paris, Beijing and New York has seen her address universities, government bodies, law firms and major corporations.

Widowed young, with a small child to raise, Joan has had first-hand experience of facing bereavement and adversity. She has had to learn to become very flexible and adaptive in her working life, while staying true to her goal of being a committed parent and devoted mother. The experience felt in Joan’s own words is like ‘learning to dance on shifting sands’.

Laurent Briant

MBA, MSc

My experience has included leadership roles, consulting and coaching in large organisations. The focus of my Masters in Organisational Change was on wellbeing at work; exploring psychological safety and its impact on employee engagement.

I have been counselling individuals on behalf of a number of charities including Richmond Borough Mind (Mental Health Charity). In 2019 I completed a psychiatric observational placement at The Maudlsey Hospital to help inform my understanding of mental health.

Drawing from a range of different therapeutic approaches and theories I have worked with many different clients facing a range of challenges including anxiety, depression, eating disorders and addiction.

I adopt a holistic approach to wellbeing – understanding the importance of physical wellbeing alongside attending to emotional and mental health. I enjoy playing tennis, running, swimming and sailing. My aim is to help clients make sense of what they  are going through so that the process is practical and understandable.

Due to COVID-19 and its current restrictions I can offer online counselling and for clients under financial pressure I am able to provide a reduced fee service. 

Contact me on 07717 834923 or laurent@thelisteningspace.org