Nicole Barton, MBACP, MBPsS, BSc (Hons) Psych.
07970 568 176
I am a professionally trained counsellor and CBT therapist located in London Bridge. I have experience helping clients overcome anxiety and related disorders, depression, stress, relationship difficulties, low self esteem, addictions, and abuse. Research shows that the relationship between a client and therapist is fundamental to a successful outcome, so finding someone you feel comfortable with is important. The initial session provides an opportunity to decide if we will make a good team.
The counselling I offer is integrative therapy which means I draw on different approaches including person-centred, psychodynamic, and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to suit an individual's needs. Because we are all unique, what works well for one person may not suit another. It may help to explore how certain patterns of thinking impact negatively on emotions and behaviour and keep us 'stuck'. Or perhaps early experiences need to be explored to understand current difficulties. Other times relaxation or creative techniques can provide insights. Together we can find out what is most suitable for you.
How long therapy lasts depends on what you bring to work on. You may choose short term therapy lasting 6-18 sessions to explore a particular issue in detail, or take longer to heal early wounds and effects of the past. We can decide this at the first session or as the therapy develops. However we choose to proceed, I will provide a safe, warm, and empathic environment to facilitate personal growth and change.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Registered Member of the BACP, the professional body for counsellors and psychotherapists. This means the training I have undertaken meets BACP standards for accredited counsellor training. I also hold Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) which is a standard set by the British Psychological Society. This demonstrates that my training meets the sufficient breadth and depth to provide a sound basis for postgraduate training and professional practice.
- BSc (Hons) Psychology (2014), The Open University
- Foundation Degree in Counselling (2013), The Open University
- Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (2012), CPCAB
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (2010), CPCAB
My counselling training lasted 4 years and is validated by the Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB). My psychology degree supports this training and provides a strong theoretical background. I also undertake continuing professional development courses to enrich my skills and practice.
I have worked in different settings across London with children, young people, and adults in short and long term contracts, and now operate a private practice in London Bridge. I also provide mental health assessments, counselling and CBT to clients through workplace-organised providers of psychological services (Employee Assistance Programmes).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Issues of identity, purpose, meaning and potential
- Healing early wounds
- Finding the 'true self' within and living authentically
The fee for the first session is £40. Subsequent fees are based on a sliding scale depending on your income, we can negotiate this at the first session. As a guide sessions start at £50. Some concessions are available for students and those on a low income (daytime sessions only).
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I have both daytime and evening availability.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|