Nicky Defries U.K.C.P. Accredited/Registered
3 Whitehall Gardens
I am a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist offering therapy to anyone suffering from emotional difficulties. This could be a problem that is directly related to a particular incident, or it could be a general feeling of dis-ease, making it difficult to pin point the origin of the difficulty.
I aim to offer a safe space, where without judgement, you are helped to explore all aspects of your difficulties. I am very happy to invite you to come for an initial meeting which will allow you to discuss your situation with me, and then make a decision about how you would like to proceed.
Please do not hesitate to look at my web site or contact me if you would like further clarification before setting up an initial session.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified and accredited Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist registered with The United Kingdon Council for Psychotherapy (U.K.C.P.). I am bound by strict codes and ethics particular to my profession.
I am also a member of The Guild of Psychotherapists and The College of Psychoanalysts.
I have over thirteen years post qualification experience. I come from a background in Social Work, specializing in Adult Learning Difficulties, Adolescents and Visual Impairment. I was a volunteer with the Samaritans prior to training as a Psychodynamic Counsellor, which lead me into my final training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.
In addition to working in Private Practice, I worked for over twenty years in a psychiatric hospital where I not only saw individuals, but also facilitated groups on Exploring Anger and Eating Disorders.
I supervise Counsellors, Psychologists and Psychotherapists.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
My fees are £65.00 per session. I am happy to negotiate with people who are on low wages, unemployed and students.
My consulting rooms in Whitehall Gardens is about a 8-10 minutes walk from Acton Town and Ealing Common Underground Station. 15 minutes walk from Acton Central Overground Station. Various bus routes also serve the area including E3 and 440.
Parking is free apart from 9am – 10am and 3.00pm – 4.00pm. I will provide a visitors permit if your appointment occurs during these times.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday - Thursday. Early Morning and evening appointments available.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I an experienced and qualified supervisor offering supervision to trainee and qualified Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Psychologists.View supervision profile