Dr Nigel Campbell CPsychol MBACP HCPC
Hello, I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and Psychotherapist experienced working with a diverse range of clients and presenting difficulties. I take a professional yet down-to-earth approach to therapy offered in a non-judgemental environment. Taking that first step to find someone to discuss your personal issues with can seem daunting. I believe it is important to find a therapist that you feel comfortable working with. I strive to work very collaboratively with clients from the outset, establishing a sincere and trusting therapeutic relationship. From this relational basis we are then best placed to pursue and realise your goals for therapy.
What therapies do I use?
I am trained to work with several therapeutic models and I try to adopt a therapy approach that best suits the needs of the individual. I primarily work using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or using an integrative approach.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) assumes that the way you think about situations will influence how you feel and your behavioural reactions. Therapy initially focuses on gaining greater insight about the relationship between thoughts, feelings and behaviours. CBT also considers that early life experiences can lead to forming unhelpful negative core beliefs and skewed assumptions about ourselves, others and the world. These beliefs and assumptions then fuel negative thinking and problematic behaviours in the present day. CBT aims to challenge patterns of negative thinking, beliefs and behaviours to bring about change, establishing new coping skills to more effectively manage your emotions. CBT can often begin to bring significant relief from psychological difficulties after relatively few sessions.
I also work integratively, drawing on elements from several approaches as appropriate. I incorporate aspects from relationship-focused approaches which can be particularly useful for difficulties primarily concerned with relating to others, be that with family, friends, partners or work colleagues. Certain relationships can prove difficult to manage and can be connected with much emotional distress. I integrate principles which help to promote empowerment, personal growth and finding ways of living where you can be more 'true' to yourself. I find an integrative approach provides the flexibility to reflectively respond to what are often complex client needs in therapy.
Currently I am offering face-to face counselling and psychotherapy to individuals and couples. I offer short-term or more open-ended psychotherapy depending on what we agree would be most helpful. Feel free to get in touch, or ask any questions and we can take it from there. Client confidentiality will be respected at all times.
I am also a recognised provider for health insurance companies Aviva, Vitality, Cigna, AXA PPP.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have experience delivering counselling in NHS Primary Care (GP surgery) and NHS services for severe and enduring emotional difficulties. I also have substantial experience working with drug and alcohol addictions with individuals and via group counselling. I have been a psychotherapist for respected community based organisations such as Mind. I have worked with clients over short-term as well as providing long-term psychotherapy (24 weeks plus).
During my clinical work I have supported adult and adolescent clients with psychological difficulties ranging from anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, anger management, addictions, phobias, assertiveness, perfectionism, health anxiety, chronic illness, sleep problems to relationship issues, struggles with life transitions and more.
I have a Post-graduate Diploma in Psychology and a Certificate in Professional Development: Counselling Skills. I have a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology.
I am member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and the British Psychological Society (CPsychol). I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). I adhere to a strict code of ethics and principles for approved professional practice. I receive regular clinical supervision for my client work and I am professionally insured for practice.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Initial consultation session is £60 (day or evening)
Daytime session rates (9am-4pm) for individuals are £70
Evening session rates (after 5pm) for individuals are £80
My couples counselling rate is £90
Some reduced fee rates may be available for students and those on low incomes
Early morning rates (before 9am) for individuals are £80
Health insurance rates are available on request.
Note: Sessions last 50 minutes
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I'm located in a charming, converted fire station on Tabernacle Street. Easily accessible via short walks from Old Street (Northern Line & overland trains) or Liverpool Street stations (several tubeline & overland trains). There are multiple bus options nearby.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|