Nancy Bell MA (psych) UKCP reg. MBACP
07515 495 222
Our busy life styles can often mean we avoid or push away difficult decisions and painful feelings. This can result in depression and anxiety, stress or anger and feeling overwhelmed; even that our lives are spinning 'out of control'.
Therapy can help us to reflect, understand and integrate the different aspects of ourselves and experiences.
Working with a therapist can help identify and change habitual or destructive patterns, enabling us to make informed choices. It provides a safe space and the time to explore ourselves, our lives and relationships.
Therapy can be both a subtle and also surprisingly revealing and potent experience. It takes thoughtfulness, commitment and compassion.
I take an integrative and relational approach with my clients. This means I attend to each person as a whole, their thoughts, feelings, perceptions, physical experience and the relationship between us. It also means that I take in to account that there are different ways, or therapeutic frameworks, to consider when exploring our experiences. I am not limited by one theoretical view point and so am able to work with clients in a non-judgemental, collaborative and creative way. In my experience, building an open and trusting relationship is key to successful therapy. There is much research to support this view.
As the process of therapy unfolds, we may move from focusing on immediate problems or symptoms to exploring how you might lead a more fulfilling and meaningful life. I would use the term 'counselling' to refer to working on specific issues, very often in a time limited way and 'psychotherapy' to describe a more open ended journey and exploration of your world.
I have a particular interest in bereavement and loss but, amongst others I have also helped clients work through problems at work, relationship difficulties, issues around identity, sexuality, creativity and confidence.
Whether you are facing an immediate crisis or you feel you need help with something less identifiable, I offer a safe, supportive and confidential space where we can explore the issues you face. Our initial session is a chance for us to meet and see if I am the right therapist for you. We can also discuss whether short term work (6-12 sessions) or a longer period might be appropriate.
Feel free to contact me with any questions, or to arrange a confidential consultation.
I practice in Kilburn NW6. Please email me for availability.
Training, qualifications & experience
Long before I had any awareness of counselling or psychotherapy I held a fascination with people, their stories, and what makes us ‘do the things we do’.
As I have moved through life this curiosity with how our feelings, experiences and the way we view ourselves, can impact on how we relate to ourselves, others and the world around us has developed into my work as a psychotherapist.
I have a particular interested in identity and what has made us who we are today. For my Master’s thesis I completed a research project exploring the identity of adults who had lost a parent during their childhood or adolescence.
I feel very strongly that in my work as a psychotherapist I allow myself to be involved and affected by the mutually influential relationship with my clients. I feel very grateful to each and every client for their commitment and courage and the unique relationship each client brings.
I am committed to working on my personal and professional integration through reflective practice, supervision and further training.
Some of the areas I have experience of working with are:
- Depression and grief
- Anxiety and stress
- Bereavement and loss
- Relationships with self and other
- Major life changes
- Abuse and manipulation
- Guilt, shame and envy
- Compulsive and addictive behaviour
- Feeling out of control
- Loss of hope
- UKCP accredited Masters in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling from Middlesex University.
- UKCP accredited Advanced Post-Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling from the Minster Centre, one of the leading therapy training institutions in the UK and Europe.
- BACP accredited Integrative Counselling Diploma from the Minster Centre
I am a registered member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy and of British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy and adhere to their code of ethics.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Pregnancy and birth
I offer one to one counselling of weekly 50 minute sessions at £55 per session.
I also offer a limited number of lower cost sessions which can be discussed on an individual basis.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Please contact me for availability.