Dr Nicola Diamond

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Bromley BR2 & Brighton BN1
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About me

 I can help with many problems including - depression, anxiety, trauma, low self -confidence , identity distress, eating disorders and other body problems (including physical illness), Child hood and family issues, sexual and physical abuse, difficulty in the couple, Panic and phobias, overcoming addictions. I will help you understand and find ways of freeing yourself from these conditions and situations,  become clearer in your thinking and actions, more hopeful about the future.  

Its very hard when life has got too difficult and there is that feeling that no one really understands. I am here to offer you that possibility of being truly understood and to find ways to cope with the adversities that you face. I can go deeper with you, to help you, understand the root of the problem and change it from source. 

I work online and have a warm style as well as a wealth of in depth personal and professional life experience to help you through the worst times and genuinely find a way of coming out the other end   

What I have to offer is unique expertise in attachment and psychotherapy and many years of experience in trauma and complex forms of trauma. I have had a very rigorous training and many years of experience in a variety of settings .  I have a thorough grounding in psychoanalytic psychotherapy and in contemporary thinking and developments in ways of working with people . I fully acknowledge a persons culture , history and social context. 

I am a psychotherapist who focuses on the way childhood and trauma effects emotional development and adult personality, including historical transmission from previous generations, as well as how ongoing social relationships and circumstances effects our lives. 

I have worked in the NHS, Social Services,  and in private practise for many years. I have worked in child , adolescent and adult psychiatric and social services settings. I worked for many years with the Helen Bamber Foundation for those who have been traumatised by abuse and torture, as a staff psychotherapist at the Women's therapy centre and with domestic violence. As noted I have worked as a psychotherapist also with families  now specialising in individual adult psychotherapy and also see couples. 

In my practice I work with all kinds of emotional issues attachment disorder, sexual abuse, gender and sexuality areas, eating disorders, psychosomatic conditions, post-traumatic stress, domestic violence, relationship difficulties, low self esteem, depression, grief,compulsions, disability and illness.

I also have special interest in  ear disorders .

I have a friendly and open attitude. In therapy we will focus on behaviour that we repeat that does not help us and how to understand and overcome negative patterns of feeling and acting so that life can be changed and genuinely improved.

Please contact me if you want Individual psychotherapy and couple therapy

Training, qualifications & experience

I have over Thirty years of experience, trained with the British Association of Psychotherapists(BAP) now (BPF) and am registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC). I specialised in child development and attachment which are crucial in helping understand adult experiences, I did two years at the Tavistock Clinic in infant-observation and childhood studies, started off working in the NHS and Social Services working psycho dynamically with children and adolescents, then specialised with the British Association (BAP) to work with adults. As noted I have worked as a staff psychotherapist for years at the Women's Therapy Centre which has given me specialist experience in Women's issues and as a psychotherapist at the Helen Bamber Foundation with people who have suffered trauma and experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I also have an interest working with disability and illness

I have a First Class Degree in Sociology, a PhD in Psychoanalysis which focused on psychosomatic conditions and body image difficulties.

I have also worked  as a Senior Lecturer in Counselling within the Psychosocial school at the University of East London. I also have worked and still work at the Tavistock clinic . I have a academic, research as well as clinical background and expertise . I have  published books and journal papers on attachment theory /practice and bodily issues, sexual abuse, psychosomatic dysfunction and body image, post traumatic disorder and working with body symptoms in psychotherapy. Including illness and disability 

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BPC
British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)

The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

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BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Psychoanalytic Council
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British Psychoanalytic Council

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Body symptoms that have no clear known organic cause and are rooted in emotional developmental and other related issues.  Psychosomatic Hysterical Hypochondriachia Body Dimorphic and other body image disorders

Fees

£70.00 - £130.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Refugees

Additional information




I take into account Individual circumstances and fees vary accordingly so i will consider people for lower fees depending on their circumstance


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Further information

I work on line. I work with attachment issues have a friendly and open manner, I have been trained in psychotherapy and am a very experienced informed therapist. I work with complex trauma issues and all mental health emotional and physically related issues 

Brighton, East Sussex, BN1

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples

Key details

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I work on line

Additional languages

i have some Spanish

Online platforms

Google Meet
Microsoft Teams
Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

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Dr Nicola Diamond
Dr Nicola Diamond