Nicola Vanlint, Psychotherapist / CBT Therapist. Adv Dip, PGCert. MBACP (Accred)
Once you have made the choice to seek counselling sourcing a therapist can present its own challenging issues; ‘Where do you start? Below is a blog I wrote for Psychologies Magazine lifelabs, to assist you to do just that.
Why? - Because the therapeutic relationship is fundamental to any model of counselling theory.
- My private practice was established in 2008
- I have over 15 years experience of working with mental health
- I am a psychological wellbeing training consultant for various organisations
- I am affiliated with The Priory Wellbeing Centre.
- I am an accredited member of the BACP
Please read on if you would like information as to the way in which I work;
As a fully qualified Integrative counsellor l collaboratively select which model of therapy is applicable/appropriate for each individual clients needs from a wide range of theories (CBT, psychodynamic, person-centred, existential, humanistic)
This approach is based on the fact we are all unique and belief that no one model can fully capture this. By having experience and practice in a range of approaches I am able to tailor the therapy to each client's specific needs. This entire process is based on the establishment of a genuine relationship between counsellor and client which in my experience stands at the ‘core’ of any therapeutic union. I will endeavour to facilitate the client to achieve better overall well-being, make the best choices for themselves and establish what steps to take to move forward at their own pace. All within a confidential space where the client can express emotions and personal issues in a non-judgemental environment.
I am a client-focused therapist, which permits you to direct which type of therapy you may feel you require, say for example, purely CBT - A goal-oriented therapy which facilitates you to unravel and identify current issues concerning dysfunctional thoughts, emotions and behaviours. You may require exploring past experiences which are preventing you to move forward or future-focused practice with the aim of facilitating you to determine and achieve personal goals, interests and objectives.
Life can be a challenge at times. Once you have made the choice to seek counselling sourcing a therapist can present its own issues; if you have 'Any' questions please feel free to contact me...
My practise rooms are located in Greenwich, a 5-minute walk from Maze Hill Station, 15-minute walk from Cutty Sark DLR and Greenwich main line station making it easily accessible from Central London and Canary Wharf. There is ample free parking for up to two hours in the surrounding streets.
For more information please visit my website.
Please fill free to contact me with ANY questions.
Training, qualifications & experience
Postgraduate Diploma in Attachment-based Therapy (Currently)
EMDR Practitioner Part I, Part II, Part III and IV
Postgraduate Certificate in Attachment-based Therapy
Certificate in Life Coaching - GROW Model
Higher Professional Dip Counselling (Distinction) – BACP accredited course
NCFE Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory - BACP accredited course
Introduction to Counselling - BACP accredited course
Training consultant, Greenwich Mind
Crisis counsellor, telephone counsellor, Greenwich Mind
Volunteer and employee at Mind working with service users for 13 years
Working with Women affected by Domestic Violence, Woman’s Trust
Author and speaker at the BACP Research Conference 2008 (Dissociative Identity Disorder)
Volunteer at Children Our Ultimate Investment (COUI) for 2 years
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
Chronic Trauma and Neglect
De-mystifying Postnatal Depression
Gender and Sexual Diversity
Thinking about Gender and Sexual Diversity
Working with Anger
I have been deemed by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy to meet the standard of a competent, ethical and independent practitioner
In addition, I am committed to continuing professional development (CPD). This means that I am always modernizing my skills and knowledge by attending regular training modules, conferences, and workshops.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Life Coaching - Personal / Professional Self Development
Fees start from £80.00 per 50-minute session.
I am registered with AXA PPP Healthcare, Aviva, Bupa, Allinza Worldwide Care, Healix Health Services Ltd, Vitality Health and WPA
If a third party is paying for the counselling, please check your policy to see what percentage of the fee is covered.
Please note BUPA only covers £60.00 of therapy fees.
Aviva requires a referral from a psychiatrist prior to sessions.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client