Claudia Nielsen PhD, MA Psych & Couns - UKCP BACP BSCAH
I have over 25 years experience of working with individuals and couples, 13 of which in the NHS. I now work solely in private practice.
My approach is integrative and collaborative, and I work with all issues. Whether it is depression, panic attacks, relationship problems, a weight issue, phobias or low self esteem, I see it all as part of a bigger picture and will work with it as such.
The work is an exploration of what is preventing the client from being empowered to be the person they are meant to be, and finding options to free themselves from those shackles.
When appropriate and with mutual agreement, I use hypnosis as an adjunct to therapy. Hypnosis is not a magic bullet but helps to understand deeper sometimes unrecognised emotional issues.
The first session is considered an assessment by both parties.
My website has more information on who I am and how I work.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Regents College)
MA in the Nature of Mysticism and Religious Experience (University of Kent)
Post Grad Diploma on Applied Hypnosis (UCL)
EMDR levels I, II, III
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I abide by the ethical code of the UKCP and the BACP.
I am also a member of the BSCAH (British Association of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis) and ESTD (European Society of Trauma and Dissociation).