Nicole Scott, Counsellor, Dip Con, MBACP
8-26 Bath Street
2 Shelburne Rd
People come to therapy for many different reasons. Often they want to talk about experiences from the past that are troubling them, or to work through current problems. Throughout my years of training and practice I have seen the huge shifts people can make in therapy towards greater self-understanding and a richer and more rewarding life.
I draw my theoretical understanding from psychodynamic, attachment, humanistic, and relational-analytic perspectives. This means I have a large tool kit to draw from and that we can work together to find out what might be the most useful approach for you. I may invite you to talk about your past as a way of illuminating current or recurring difficulties, or we may explore what happens in the sessions as a way of understanding broader relationship patterns, and ways of thinking and feeling. I pay attention to both what is spoken and unspoken and to physical experiences as well as psychological ones.
I consider the relationship between the client and the therapist to be an important part of the work and believe that working together in a context of empathy, acceptance and appropriate challenge can lead to increased self-understanding and to a process of deep healing.
I am a member of The British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP), I abide by the BACP’s ethical framework.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor. After a long training I gained a Diploma in Counselling and am in the final stages of completing my MA in Integrative Psychotherapy. I also have a Diploma in Biodynamic massage from The Chiron Centre for Body Psychotherapy. My experience of Mindfulness Based Approaches and my long-term personal practice of meditation and yoga inform my work as a psychotherapist and contribute to my belief in the importance of working towards mind-body integration.
During my training I worked as a psychotherapist for various charities including the RNIB and have trained with MIND on their Hearing Voices project. Currently, as well as being part of the team at The Spiral Therapy Centre and having a private practice, I work as an honourary therapist at the Maudsley hospital. My experience in each sector has helped me appreciate the diverse needs and wishes of people who come to therapy and the variety of issues that they bring, including, but not limited to: depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, eating disorders, chronic pain, abuse, health conditions and relationship difficulties.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Low self-confidence
My charges are between £50 and £60 per 50 minute session depending on where and when you see me.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I work up until 9pm on Tuesdays, Thursday and Fridays in Islington, and Mondays in Old Street
Types of client