Warming Rays Psychotherapy


Welcome to

Warming Rays Psychotherapy

When the sun’s rays reach our skin, it’s warmth seems to permeate through to our very core, reaching all those hurt places within us that need extra nourishment.

This concept gave rise to my practice name, as quite simply, I help my clients feel better.

Thank you for visiting Warming Rays Psychotherapy. I’m Nicola Line and I offer counselling and psychotherapy in the heart of Somerset to adults, children and young people aged 11-18 years.

Counselling and therapy in a safe, comfy and private space

Within the difficult moments in our lives, receiving unconditional support, understanding and genuine care go a long way in helping us feel better.

As your therapist I’ll provide these qualities to you within the therapeutic relationship we’ll build together session by session. A relationship based on trust and honesty and on being real in the moment with each other, enabling you to be the driving force behind your therapy as you rediscover your inner reserves of resilience and a more empowered you, making any realisations and shifts you experience, life changing one’s.

From a young age, I noticed my friends would seek me out for guidance and support about their problems, telling me I was a good listener. The rewarding feeling this gave me eventually developed into the desire to train to become a counsellor and psychotherapist.

There have been bumps along the road, as with us all, but I finally realised my lifelong vocation in ‘21/‘22 by acquiring my level 4 and 5 Diplomas in Counselling and Psychotherapy. A full list of my qualifications can be found below.

Read about my qualifications
  • CPCAB Level 2 Counselling Skills
  • CPCAB Level 3 Counselling Studies
  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • CPCAB Level 5 Psychotherapeutic Counselling Diploma
  • BACP Competencies For Humanistic Counselling with Young People (11-18 years) - Stage 1
  • Cruse Bereavement Care/ Bereavement Support Foundation Course, Face To Face Elective Training
  • Counselling Tutor/ Online and Telephone counselling course - BACP recognised

My clinical background as a counsellor began on placement with Cruse and at a local college as a student counsellor, where I worked with a diverse clientele of all ages with an array of presenting issues. My clients have taught me so much about life and about myself and for this they’ll always be my life’s treasures, as they continue to be.

I’m a Registered member of The British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists, something I take very seriously, as my client work is guided by and kept safe within the stringent parameters of The Ethical Framework set out by this association, so abiding by this framework allows me to continue to meet the high standards of good practice expected of me as a Registered member.

My Approach

I can best be described as an Integrative Psychotherapist with Gestalt and Polyvagel (Trauma) theory central to my thinking and the Humanistic (Person-Centred) approach embodied in my practice. This means, as well as being able to help with a plethora of life’s issues, if you have or are currently experiencing trauma, I’m well equipped to work through this with you within the safety of our therapeutic relationship.

Additionally, as a qualified counsellor for children and young people, a wonderful assortment of creative techniques, props and aids are at our disposable to accentuate this process, if this appeals to you.

A Confidential Space

You’ll be met with unwavering empathy, acceptance, warmth and understanding as we explore any difficult experiences you may bring. Helping you feel unjudged, safe and secure as you meet yourself within these vulnerable moments.

What To Expect From Therapy

Initially we will discuss your goals and expectations of therapy. I will check in with you regularly to see if I’m meeting these needs. Trust is nurtured from the outset as our therapeutic bond builds, this helps cushion the effect of meeting challenging issues head on and will guide you towards the resolutions and outcomes you seek.

A Client Centred Approach

I will be open and honest with you about how I’m experiencing you and I’ll encourage you to do likewise. Being honest with each other helps to build trust between us and can be a useful way to see how you may relate to others in your life, which will be informed by the way you relate to me.

Issues I Can Help With

Here are some of the issues I have encountered as a therapist that I may be able to help you with:

Self harm



Suicidal ideation

Sexual or narcissistic abuse


Domestic violence


Relationship problems

Bereavement, grief and loss



Problems with confidence/ self esteem

Elderly age and end of life


My location

We’ll meet weekly at a cosy and welcoming space easily located in the village of South Petherton. If you have access issues I have an alternative office over in Street which is fully wheelchair accessible. Alternatively, sessions can be arranged in your home if remote therapy via the phone/ video call doesn’t suit you or getting out and about isn’t an option for you. This is subject to locality and situation.

Inclusivity is very important to me and as with the rays of the sun, I strive to reach everyone.

Fees & availability

Having an initial chat over the phone or video call works well in the first instance as we can introduce ourselves, giving you the opportunity to decide whether you feel comfortable opening up to me. This call is free and lasts about 15 minutes.

It’s useful to find out within our call what has brought you to therapy and to establish your preferred way to meet me. I work Monday-Thursday 9-6pm. I have a limited number of later evening and Saturday morning slots available. A regular weekly slot can be arranged following our initial call, and flexible hours are available.

A session with me lasts for 50 minutes and costs £50. Bank transfer is preferable but I also accept cash and cheques.

Get in touch

Please leave your details below and I will endeavour to reply to you as soon as possible. This form is strictly confidential and only seen by me.

You can also get in touch via 07952656988 or emailing me through the contact form.

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