Dr Nichola Marchant, (Clinical Psychologist, Derbyshire)
Belper Cottage Project
16 Chapel Street
My name is Nichola and I am an experienced and compassionate Clinical Psychologist based in Derbyshire. I have been working with individuals, couples and families who experience mental health difficulties and emotional distress for the last 17 years in both the NHS and independent sector. I now work completely independently.
Prior to working independently I specialised in working with those with difficulties relating to trauma (predominantly sexual abuse and domestic violence), attachment problems (for example those who have received a diagnosis of personality disorder) and those with substance abuse / addiction issues.
I have a keen interest in working with those who are experiencing relationship problems (including issues relating to identity, conflict and sexual difficulties), emotional difficulties and mood problems such as anxiety, depression and issues relating to anger and those who have developed problematic coping patterns (such as self-harming and addictive behaviours).
Therapy is an personal process and no one approach suits everybody. I offer an individualised approach to talking therapy combining aspects of various models including - Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, CBT; Dialectical Behavior Therapy, DBT skills , Schema Focused Therapy, Somatic Trauma Therapy, Compassion Therapy and Psychodynamic approaches.
I understand that therapy needs to be tailored to the individual. For some people accessing therapy their focus is on making sense of early childhood experiences and repeating patterns while others prefer to focus on the here and now. Both approaches are equally valid. I work compassionately with clients, recognising the challenges they have experienced and offering a way forward.
I am also interested in supporting people to achieve balance within their lives and can offer sessions outside in a peaceful, natural setting for those who wish to seek an alternative to therapy / clinic based therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc (Hons) Psychology 2:1 (2000)
- DClinPsy Doctorate of Clinical Psychology (2010)
- Chartered member of the British Psychological Society
- Practitioner Psychologist registered with the Health & Care Professionals Council
I am a qualified Doctor of Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) , registered with both the HCPC and British Psychological Society (CPsychol) .
I have worked with clients of all ages and am experienced in supporting people with mild to severe difficulties.
I have completed additional training in Schema Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, Somatic Trauma Therapy and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. I am committed to continue to develop my skills and practice to enable me to provide an effective service to my clients.
I have worked in a variety of settings in both the NHS and the Independent sector. I have worked in a number of specialist services including drug and alcohol services, youth offending services, personality disorder services and preventing family breakdown services. During my career I have worked in both in-patient and community settings.
I have worked therapeutically with clients of all ages, including children and their families, couples, older adults and children and adults with learning disabilities and developmental disorder (eg Autistic Spectrum Disorder).
I enjoy working collaboratively with clients and appreciate the importance of a sound, therapeutic relationship at the core of all therapy. I have extensive experience working with those with substance misuse / addiction difficulties and in working with those who self-harm.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Couples therapy / couples counselling
Cognitive assessment (adults)
Assessment / Expert Witness work for family court
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
Please contact me to discuss fees.
I am registered with a number of Health Insurance providers which may allow some clients to claim for their therapy via this method.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
A range of early morning, daytime and evening and weekend appointments available.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I am an experienced supervisor having offered individual & group supervision to a variety of professionals including Forensic Psychologists, Assistant Psychologists, Nurses, Drug-Workers, Social Workers and CBT therapists.View supervision profile