Nicola has always had an interest in mental health issues which affect many of us at some point in our lives, being able to understand and work with this has always interested her. Having been a practitioner for over seven years she can see the range of benefits to clients of all ages. She is trained to work with children, adolescents and adults.
Initially, Nicola trained as a Registered General Nurse and then completed a BA (Hons) degree at Cardiff University. She has always had an interest in mental health and psychology.
Having completed a diploma in adult Psychodynamic Counselling, accredited by the BPC (British Psychoanalytic Council), she decided to also work with children and adolescents. For three years, Nicola volunteered as a counsellor in a primary school in North London and assisted with therapeutic transition groups which she found very rewarding.
To further her theoretical knowledge and experience, Nicola has completed a Master of Arts (MA) degree in Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy and Counselling from Terapia and Middlesex University. Her dissertation focused on how childhood traumas effect the neurobiological development of the brain and how creative therapies, polyvagal techniques and sensorimotor psychotherapy can assist the child who dissociates. Nicola believes that the therapeutic relationship is the basis of therapy followed by therapeutic interventions which assist the child including creative arts, sand tray, talking, somatic awareness and puppets.
Currently, Nicola works in private practice in North London with clients from four years of age through to adolescents and into adulthood, working in both long- and short-term therapy using an integrative approach with different therapeutic skills and mediums. Providing a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space that will help develop a unique therapeutic relationship that brings insight and understanding.
Nicola accepts clients with AXA insurance.
Nicola has a Master of Arts degree in Integrative Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy & Counselling. A Diploma in Adult Psychodynamic Counselling. And a BA(Hons) from Cardiff University. She is registered with the BPC, the UKCP and BACP.