Andrea Damico

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UKCP reg. MSc
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Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG3
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About me

Welcome!

Thank you for taking the time to read my profile which I hope will be helpful. 

My name is Andrea and I am an Integrative psychotherapist, working within a humanistic, relational, and developmental framework

How can I help you

 I  specialise in supporting clients on the ASD spectrum along with ADHD, Dyslexia, and Dyspraxia. Having worked for over 40 years in this field I appreciate the high levels of anxiety these disorders contribute, often leaving you with the sense that anxiety itself gets in your way with progressing and living life. With my various therapeutic interventions I have to offer, my aim is to develop a working attunement to help make sense of your life and the different mis-attunements that may have occurred in your life, which will often be attributed to the underlying cause of the constant feelings of both anxiety and depression.

I am currently working with clients who are seeking to understand how certain aspects of anxiety and depression can affect their lives from moving forward. 

My Therapeutic  Approach

One of the aspects of my approach as an Integrative psychotherapist means I will support you to understand your present day experiences within the context of your whole life, as our ways of 'being' are shaped and developed right from our very early experiences. This often means that the root of our difficulties can often be felt as out of control or in other words "beyond our conscious awareness". This approach can support clients to explore and understand why they might feel the way they do.

Another important element of my approach is that I am relational. This means that I am not solely focused on how a client understands and forms their relationships but rather that I meet you as human to human and seek to provide a collaborative experience as we work through your difficulties together. In developing a healthy attachment between therapist and client, personal re-enactments of relational difficulties can often occur during the session which can be gently explored in our work together. This gives us a real or 'live' experience through which to work through things differently.

I also offer Eurythmy( movement ) therapy which is a type of movement therapy that addresses constitutional and health issues that may occur within our body. This movement therapy can be integrated into our psychotherapy work, to help reduce anxiety and depression while supporting to become a "better breather". I specialised in developmental disorders while working in the NHS and a private GP practice. I also worked in a variety of educational and therapeutic settings both at home and abroad and gained a Masters in this subject in 2014.

How to get started 

If you are interested in working with me, I would be happy to have a chat with you to see about working together and to book in an initial assessment. The initial assessment session will give you the opportunity to talk about what brings you to therapy and what you hope to achieve, as well as getting a sense of me and my way of working, and whether this is right for you.

I offer in person therapy sessions based in Nottingham as well as online work via zoom. My private practice is Monday to Saturday.

My therapy room is a warm and welcoming space located in my home and used solely for therapy sessions.

My location is accessible via public transport and has on street parking available.

If you are in the throes of considering whether to start therapy, I would warmly encourage you to do so. It can be a life changing experience and one that I would be honoured to join you on! 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MSc Integrative Psychotherapy from The Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute
  • M.A. Hons. in Eurythmy (Movement) Therapy
  • Certificate in Transactional Analysis (TA) 

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Areas of counselling I deal with

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I am qualified as an Integrative Psychotherapist (masters level). I trained at The Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute. The Sherwood Institute is  highly renowned for its in-depth psychotherapy training  which  concentrates on  a  rigorous  academic program  providing specific   emphasis on the therapists personal development and self-awareness, which is at the heart of what makes an good therapist.

I have worked as an Integrative psychotherapist in private practice.

  As well as my integrative training, I have completed my Eurythmy movement therapy training ( MA ) which I have worked with for  many years . I  offer movement therapy  to all  clients who  might find it beneficial  before of after each  session to help support the  integration  of  their thoughts , feelings and actions  which  through a series of simple movement exercises can support  anxiety and regulate breathing.

 I am committed to continuing all aspects of my professional development ,  which aims to enhance my knowledge, research  and  therapeutic  skills by regularly attending  training and workshops. As well as this, I have also  been through long-term therapy myself, and understand the experience of being a client.

Therapies offered

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Fees

£55.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Axa Health

Additional information

My fees are £55 per session. I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation if you are unsure if you would like to commit to an initial with me. I am also happy to discuss your needs and answer any questions you might have about therapy via text or email.

When I work

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I am available 6 days a week for client sessions. Please get in contact to discuss a time that would work for you.

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG3

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

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

Key details

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Online platforms

Zoom