Nicholas Rose & Associates, Counselling, Psychotherapy & Psychology in Chiswick

Nicholas Rose & Associates, Counselling, Psychotherapy & Psychology in Chiswick

The Cove Spa
300-302 Chiswick High Road
W4 1NP

020 8996 9551

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The Cove Spa
300-302 Chiswick High Road
W4 1NP

020 8996 9551

About us

Are you finding it diificult to decide who might be the right person to talk to?

We understand how hard it can be when you are struggling with things in life and with issues of a private nature you will want to feel in safe hands. Even if you have only just started to look for someone to talk to you maybe feeling confused or even overwhelmed by the choice of therapies and therapists available. We are here to help and our shared passion is your wellbeing.

Nicholas Rose & Associates is a professional and experienced practice offering a warm, friendly and confidential service based in Chiswick, W4, West London. Adriana Amorin, Simon Hudson, Tom Godsal, Marybeth Mendenhall, Marco Rossetti, Juliet Lyons, Juliana Hervey Costa, Maria Kempinska and Nicholas Rose form a team of qualified, experienced and supportive clinicians with a broad base of experience, gained from private practice, working within NHS settings and a range of counselling, psychotherapy and psychology organisations. We are a full service practice working with adults, children, adolescents, couples, families and organisations. In addition to therapy services we can offer mediation.

Counselling, psychotherapy and psychology provides an opportunity to focus on concerns and seek new perspectives. Ultimately we are aiming to identify whether change is necessary and to work together until its integration is complete. Through integration it is possible to lead a more fulfilling, balanced and healthy life, reducing painful conflicts with others, difficult emotions in ourselves and being able to look after ourselves more effectively.

"The sessions offer a secure, supportive and open environment. The pace of the conversation and unbiased facilitation helps resolve issues. Your mind is in a more clear space in the session, which helps one talk and think through situations. The sessions improve your approach." Client testimonial

Our clients come because they want to talk in a confidential, welcoming and supportive environment to an experienced and qualified professional. We work with adult men and women both individually, with children, couples and with families. Whether you are experiencing a crisis or wanting to explore how to live a more fulfilling life, we understand that it can be really very difficult to speak about things that are troubling therefore you can expect us to listen carefully with warmth and empathy.

"Nicholas was always a patient, sensitive and generous listener, who would sit with me quietly while I was able to confront a difficult time I had been through and what had led up to that. It took a little while, but after almost a year of therapy I feel like a much stronger and more confident person, for which I am very grateful. I feel like I have got to know myself better and am able to make more realistic choices now." Client testimonial

We have worked with people from a wide range of backgrounds, including different nationalities, sexualities, family structures and employment status. We have also worked with people from professions in arts and culture, property, business services, academia, media, legal, financial, medical, political and the third sector.

We believe in offering a straightforward service from a team of professional, qualified and experienced practitioners who share values around offering a caring and supportive therapeutic relationship. There are many approaches to counselling and psychotherapy and you will find a great deal of information on our site about these if you want, however you can be assured that the team will work in the way most appropriate to the concerns you bring. Our clients come with a vast range of concerns including anxiety and stress, panic attacks, depressions, addictions, eating disorders, personality disorders, relationship issues, anger, low self esteem, coming to terms with dyslexia, fertility, sexuality, divorce, family therapy and many more.

Appointments are available Monday to Sunday, daytime and evening. Some low cost places are available.

Training, qualifications & experience

Nicholas Rose, UKCP registrant, MBACP (accred), UKRCP

Nicholas Rose - Counsellor and Psychotherapist

Nicholas is a counsellor, psychotherapist and couples counsellor registered with the UKCP and UKRCP and accredited by the BACP. Nicholas also holds memberships with the Society of Existential Analysis and Metanoia Institute. He is also registered with a number of private health insurance providers including Bupa and PRUHealth. Nicholas established Nicholas Rose & Associates when it became apparent West London needed a practice able to offer a range of services from a fully qualified and experienced team.

"Nicholas helped me through a difficult and disturbing period in my life. He was empathetic and compassionate and really understood what I needed from the sessions." Client testimonial

Nicholas's client base is broad with experience of working with people at all levels from a range of sectors including the arts, television, banking, medical and legal professionals, academia, civil servants and students. Nicholas has also worked with Mums and, women wanting to become mums and, people not in traditional employment or looking to change career. Meanwhile his clinical experience also covers a wide range of concerns in particular anxiety, stress, panic attacks, relationship difficulties, sexual issues, infertility, bereavement, sexuality, depression, compulsive behaviours, addictions, eating disorders, dyslexia / dispraxia, PTSD, childhood trauma, sexual, physical and emotional abuse, long-term mental and physical health difficulties. His clent base is also broad with experience of working with people at all levels from a range of sectors, people from the arts, television, medical and legal professionals, academia, civil servants, students. Additionally, many clients have found themselves here in the UK having moved from another country for work or relationship reasons. Nicholas has broad experience of working with heterosexual, gay, lesbian and bisexual clients both individually and in couples. Generally, Nicholas's client base has tended to be fairly evenly split between men and women.

Nicholas has worked as a counsellor and psychotherapist since 2003. Having been in private practice since 2007, his experience also comes from working for a number of counselling organisations, including five years with Freedom from torture and three years with both the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association and City and Hackney Mind. Nicholas qualified in London following a five-year postgraduate training that included Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of East London, an advanced training in Existential Psychotherapy at Regents College and specialist training in working with couples, mindfulness and focusing.

Prior to training as a therapist Nicholas had a corporate career, spanning some fifteen years, this included experience of senior management positions with an emphasis on marketing and strategy within the retail, telecommunications, internet and not-for-profit sectors, both domestically and internationally. He has lived and worked abroad including periods spent in Italy, Switzerland and Ireland.

Nicholas says: "I believe everyone can improve their quality of life irrespective of limitations if the right focus is applied. If I am working with you as an individual we will together seek to establish the conflicts that are causing you difficulty and look for ways in which you find might a resolution. If you are a couple we will be meeting to establish the dynamic that is created by you being in the relationship and work together to see what you can both do to try and ensure your relationship becomes happier, healthier and more fulfilling".

Marybeth Mendenhall, Senior Associate Counsellor & Psychotherapist, UKCP Registrant


Marybeth is a Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Couples Counsellor and Systemic Family Therapist registered with the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP) and a member of the Association of Family Therapy (AFT).

Marybeth works with a wide range of issues including depression, stress, anxiety, life stage transitions, communication and relationship problems, separation, divorce,  and mental health difficulties.  Marybeth believes that therapy is essentially about working with people to help them navigate and harness strengths when facing difficulties, transitions and changes in life.

As well as working in private practice, Marybeth has many years experience of working with individuals, couples and families within universities, schools and in the voluntary sector.  At present Marybeth is currently working in a Sixth Form College and at a Family and Couple Therapy Service.

Marybeth is also available for consultancy projects and to businesses needing crisis interventions, for example, supporting staff with tramatic events, bereavement of colleagues and redundancy programmes.

As well as working in private practice, Marybeth has many years experience of working with individuals, couples and families within universities, schools and in the voluntary sector. At present Marybeth is currently working in a Sixth Form College and at a Family and Couple Therapy Service.

Marybeth's training includes a four-year postgraduate diploma and MSc in Systemic and Family Therapy from the University of Bedfordshire.

Juliana Hervey Costa, Associate Child Psychotherapist

JulianaHervey.jpgJuliana is a qualified psychologist and psychotherapist with over ten years experience of working therapeutically with children and young people.

Her passion for supporting young people began in her native country of Brasil, developing, organising and delivering therapeutic services within the favela’s of Sao Paolo. Latterly since moving to the UK, Juliana has worked in a number of nurseries, including a Montessori nursery and schools including as a psychotherapist with Kids Company, a specialist charity working in schools within London.

Juliana has undertaken specialist studies in psychoanalytic psychotherapy with the Tavistock Centre. Juliana also attained a Masters Degree in Psychosocial studies from Birkbeck.

Whether your child is struggling academically or socially, or if you are experiencing difficulties in your relationship with your child/ren Juliana will be able to work with you to put in place a therapeutic plan appropriate to addressing your concerns.

Juliana is able to work in Portuguese and Spanish.

Juliet Lyons, Senior Associate Child Psychotherapist, UKCP registered, BACP member

Juliet%20Lyons%20Child%20PsychotherapistJuliet is a Child Psychotherapist with a passion for supporting families' emotional wellbeing. She works with parents and children of all ages, providing skilled emotional support and guidance. She works with individuals, children or family groups, including parent-child psychotherapy.

You may want to consider Child Psychotherapy if your child is showing signs of distress at home or school or if as a parent/s you are struggling in your relationship with your child. Juliet works with difficulties which include pre and postnatal distress, birth trauma, aggressive behaviours, ADHD, autism, divorce and separation, adoption, bereavement and loss, eating disorders, separation anxiety, selective mutism, obsessive behaviours and self-harm.

Juliet completed an MA in Integrative Child Psychotherapy at the Institute of Arts in Therapy and Education (IATE). Her integrative training combines psychodynamic, humanistic, play and art therapies. With young children, in particular, she encourages the use of arts as a way to express and explore feelings. She has an interest in Jungian psychology, is a baby massage instructor and a school counsellor.

Juliet brings 10 years experience working with children and parents in nurseries, for Sure Start, in schools and with learning disabilities. She also has BAs in Fine Art (Byam Shaw School of Art) and History of Art (Cambridge University). She has completed a six-month psychiatric placement with the NHS and is a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and is registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

Tom Godsal, Associate Counsellor & Psychotherapist, UKCP Registrant


Tom, based in Harley Street, is a registered psychotherapist with the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP) and a Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). Tom is also  Member of the Society for Existential Analysis.

Tom is a Counsellor and Psychotherapist offering short and long term counselling and psychotherapy to adults on an individual basis. Tom works with people suffering from depression, anxiety, bereavement, low self-esteem, negative childhood experiences, relationship and work related issues.

Tom has an integrative approach when working with clients drawing from his training in psychodynamics, humanistic and existential psychotherapy.

As well as working in private practice, Tom has worked as a Counsellor for the mental health charity MIND. For the last four years, Tom has been working in the NHS, he currently works as a psychotherapist in both primary care (G.P. surgery) and secondary care, complex case unit in a North London NHS hospital.

Tom's training includes a five-year post- graduate programme in Counselling and Psychotherapy at The School of Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology, London. Tom was awarded the Hans. W. Cohn Award for Excellence by The Society of Existential Analysis.

Adriana Amorim, Associate Counsellor and Psychotherapist, MBACP

Adriana Amorim - Counsellor and Psychotherapist

Adriana is a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist and a registered member of the BACP. She works with individuals and couples drawing from psychoanalytic and existential approaches.

She has worked in the field of counselling and psychotherapy in London and abroad for a number of organisations including Westminster Mind, Cruse Bereavement and the NHS IAPT service.

Adriana has worked with individuals presenting with anxiety, stress, panic attacks, depression, trauma, learning disabilities, HIV, agoraphobia, bereavement and loss, relationship difficulties, suicide, addiction, eating disorders, sleep disorders, sexual abuse, leukaemia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, amongst others.

She has trained in Existential Counselling & Psychotherapy and in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. She has received additional specialist training in Bereavement & Loss, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness. She enjoys continually expanding on her training and development.

Her previous experience in the corporate world working for multinational organisations across the globe at a managerial level also informs her practice, as she understands the challenges of the corporate working environment and its impacts upon individuals.

Adriana has a breadth of experience in working with life transitions such as young adulthood, motherhood, midlife, bereavement & loss and the anxiety, sense of despair and sometimes depression brought about from these changes in life.

Helping clients to find meaning, purpose and a stronger sense of self in their world is an important part of my work as a therapist. I consider a privilege to be part of the process of self-discovery and reconstruction in others, assisting them to identify ways to become more creative with their lives and to move to more sophisticated patterns of thinking, feeling and being”.

Adriana is able to work in Portuguese.

Simon Hudson, Associate Counsellor and Psychotherapist, UKCP Registrant

Simon Hudson - Counsellor psychotherapist

Simon is a registered psychotherapist and couples counsellor with the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP).

Simon offers short and long term counselling and psychotherapy. His work is integrative with individuals and couples and draws from transactional analysis and existential approaches amongst others. He has worked in the field of counselling and psychotherapy in London for a number of organisations including Notting Hill HELP counselling, Brent alcohol and drugs services and the NHS IAPT team at Guys’ Hospital.

Simon works with people suffering from a life crisis, depression, anxiety, bereavement, low self-esteem, negative childhood experiences, relationship and work related issues. Simon has an integrative approach when working with clients drawing from his training in transpersonal, humanistic and existential psychotherapy.

Alongside his private Practice Simon has worked as a therapist for the Cognitive Analytical Therapy unit at the Munro Centre. In the NHS recently Simon has been working in primary care (Couples counselling at a G.P. surgery) and at Guys Hospital working with personality disorders.

Simon's training includes an Integrative Diploma of Counselling and Psychotherapy from The Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (CCPE), London, and Couples Training from Metanoia Institute, Ealing. Prior to training as a therapist, Simon pursued a 20-year career in both marketing and the music business. He is particularly interested in working with creativity and mindfulness.

I believe in helping you as a client on a journey of discovery. Looking together at thoughts, beliefs, feelings and behaviours, to heal and find new aspects of your inner world. On this journey, it may be possible to become present within your own life and work toward building a stronger, more authentic place in life and relationships.

Marco Rossetti, Associate Psychotherapist & Counsellor MBACP, UKCP registrant

Marco Rossetti - Associate Psychotherapist and Counsellor

Marco is a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist who works to provide a non-judgemental and empathic environment in which a person can grow and also move in life towards a greater understanding and acceptance of self and others. Marco trained as a humanistic and integrative psychotherapist which embraces an eclectic and multifaceted approach to mental distress. He is a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP Reg).

Marco worked in Ireland as a private practitioner gaining experience in working individually with adults who presented with a variety of issues: relational, life crises, depression, anxiety, bereavement and self-esteem problems but also with teenagers who experienced difficulties with their families, schools and social environments. He also acquired experience in organising experiential seminars on issues related to older adults facing retirement and on issues related to making life choices to young adults.

Marco trained as a Counsellor and Psychotherapy at the Dublin Counselling & Therapy Centre, Ireland. He moved to London where he worked in acute psychiatric settings in the NHS gaining experience in the public mental health sector. He dealt with people with a variety of mental health conditions including trauma, psychosis and personality disorders. Recently, Marco completed an MSc Psychology at Kingston University writing a dissertation on ‘Vicarious traumatisation in mental health nurses’. He is also a holder of the ‘European Certificate of Psychotherapy’.

Marco comes from an extensive nursing and managerial experience that gives him a comprehensive and in-depth insight into the world of health, especially in in-patient settings. He is also actively involved on a voluntary capacity in projects promoting dialogue at multicultural, multi-ethnic and multi-faith levels.

Marco can offer therapy in either English or Italian.

Marco è un Counsellor e Psicoterapeuta che lavora per creare un ambiente empatico e  libero da giudizi dove una persona può crescere e muoversi verso una maggiore  comprensione e accettazione di sè e degli altri. Marco si è qualificato come psicoterapeuta di stampo umanistico-integrativo che abbraccia un approccio al disagio mentale in modo ecclettico e multifattoriale. E’ un iscritto (registered) dell’ Associazione Britannica di Counselling e Psicoterapia (MBACP Reg).

Marco ha lavorato in Irlanda come libero professionista Psicoterapeuta acquisendo esperienza con adulti che si presentavano con una varietà di problemi: relazionali, crisi esistenziali, depressione, ansietà, lutto e problemi di auto stima. Ha inoltre lavorato con adolescenti che avevano difficoltà con la famiglia, nella scuola o nel loro ambiente sociale. Ha anche acquisito esperienza nell’organizzare seminari esistenziali con persone mature sulle tematiche relative al pensionamento, ma anche con giovani adulti nell’affrontare scelte di vita.

Marco si è qualificato come Counsellor e Psicoterapeuta al Dublin Counselling & Therapy Centre in Irlanda. Si è trasferito a Londra dove ha lavorato in reparti di psichiatria nel NHS ottenendo una buona esperienza nel campo pubblico di salute mentale. Ha preso cura di persone con una varietà di problemi mentali che includono trauma, psicosi e disturbi della personalità. Recentemente, Marco ha completato un Master in Psicologia all’ università di Kingston upon Thames (UK) scrivendo una tesi su ‘Trauma secondario in infermieri psichiatrici’. Ha ottenuto anche il Certificato Europeo di Psicoterapia.

Marco proviene da una lunga esperienza nel campo infermieristico e direttivo che lo ha fornito di una conoscenza approfondita e comprensiva del mondo della salute. E’ inoltre attivamente coinvolto come volontario in progetti di promozione al dialogo a livello multi culturale, multi etnico e multi religioso.

Marco offre psicoterapia sia in Italiano che Inglese.

Maria Kempinska, Associate Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Mediator, MA, PhD

Maria Kempinska

Maria is a psychotherapist, counsellor, couples therapist and mediator. Maria has worked in private practice since attaining her MA in Psychotherapy from Middlesex University in 2004 and has just recently completed a PhD with Essex University.

Maria’s therapeutic approach is influenced by Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud. Dreams can be an important part of the therapeutic framework, in addition, as a qualified Myers Briggs practitioner Maria can work with you to identify and understand your psychological / personality type and what it means for how you may experience life and how to embrace your full potential. Jungian therapy is not pre-determined or pre-organised - it is one that evolves with the healing and a spiritual intention of integrating all components of ourselves both dark and light, into a framework of understanding and progress in life.

Maria’s clinical experience is wide ranging, working with teenagers through to the elderly, with individuals and couples. Presenting concerns include depression, severe anxiety, family issues, relationships.

Finally, Maria is a trained mediator and can work with either personal or business relationships.

Maria says:

”I have studied and been personally influenced by the psychoanalytic theories mainly of C G Jung and Sigmund Freud. I have worked in the theatre, and had many other jobs such as tea girl in a factory, assistant to MD in advertising and marketing. I created and developed Jongleurs comedy brand.

Running parallel to all my working life is my personal quest for knowledge of the psyche and this has led to my training and working as a psychotherapist. On a more personal level the one quote that has been the undercurrent of my life was from my mother who was a prisoner of war and separated from her country and family: ‘You can only take your mind and what’s inside with you”.

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Other areas of counselling we deal with

Improving sex
Supporting people with mental health issues in the family
Working with gay adults and couples
Relationship counselling
Marriage guidance counselling


Counselling and Psychotherapy for individuals:

The standard initial session fees are £65 during office hours and £80 from 5 pm with Associates. Or £80/£95 with our Senior Associate, Marybeth Mendenhall. However, a limited number of off-peak spaces are available at a reduced fee of £50. In addition and depending upon your personal circumstances this fee is available where your doctor has referred you.

Fees with Nicholas are available on request.

Brief therapy:

Standard session fees for Solution Focused Brief Therapy with Marybeth Mendenhall are £80 during office hours and £95 from 5 pm.

Counselling via Skype, phone or email:

Thirty-minute sessions cost £48 in the evening and £39 during working hours via Skype and telephone. Email costs are based upon the time required to read and respond to each enquiry.

Children & Young People Counselling & Psychotherapy:

The standard initial session fees are £70 during office hours and £85 from 5 pm. However, a limited number of spaces are available at a reduced fee of £55 depending upon circumstances.

Couples, relationship and marriage counselling:

The standard initial session fee for daytime office hours is £85 and from 5 pm £100 with Associates. Or £95/£110 with our Senior Associate - Marybeth Mendenhall. However, a limited number of off-peak spaces are available at a reduced fee depending upon circumstances.

Fees with Nicholas are available on request.

Family Therapy:

The initial session fee is £100.


Mediation costs available upon request.

Further information

Counselling and psychotherapy can also focus on:

Improving the quality of life
Improving relationships
Focus on better health
Consider work life balance
Clarify career goals
Improving spontaneity
Consider the impact of life changes and growing older
Planning for the future
How to prioritise
Increase assertiveness
Deepen intimacy
Improving your sex life

Maps & Directions

London, W4 1NP

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Portuguese, Spanish, Italian


Open 7 days a week, daytime and evenings

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

Nicholas offers supervision on an individual and a group basis to therapists working from person centred, integrative and existential approaches.

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