Nicole Barton, MBACP, MBPsS, BSc (Hons) Psych.

Nicole Barton, MBACP, MBPsS, BSc (Hons) Psych.

London Bridge
SE1

07970 568 176

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London Bridge
SE1

07970 568 176

About me

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. 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.

I am also a trained supervisor providing support to counsellors and therapists. If you would like to arrange a supervision session, please contact me to discuss.

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional membership:

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.

Qualifications:

  • Certificate in Counselling Supervision (2017), OCN
  • 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

Experience:

My counselling training is validated by the Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB) and accredited by the BACP. From time to time I undertake continuing professional development courses to enrich my skills and practice.

I have worked in different settings across London 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).

I recently completed a counselling supervision certificate which allows me to provide support to trainee and experienced counsellors.

Member organisations

BACP

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

Fees

The fee for the first session is £45. Subsequent sessions start from £50 depending on appointment time and your income. We can talk more about this when we meet.

***WEEKEND APPOINTMENTS NOW AVAILABLE***

Maps & Directions

London Bridge, SE1

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

I offer daytime and evening sessions. Please check with me for current availability. ***WEEKEND APPOINTMENTS NOW AVAILABLE***

Types of client

Adults
Employee Assistance Programme