Kathryn Nicolai

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BSc (Hons), PG Dip, MBACP
Available for new clients
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Bushey WD23 & Watford WD17
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

You’re probably wondering how you got here, searching through profiles to find the right person who can help you. Maybe you’re feeling low, maybe life just feels all too difficult now. I can help you see a way through, we can work together, discovering what brought you here, at a pace that feels right for you. By exploring your concerns together, in a safe, confidential and supportive space, we can gain insights into issues that may have arisen from the past or present. Armed with these insights I can help you move forwards with your life; able to make the positive changes you need to live your life to the fullest.

Our sessions will be 50 minutes at an agreed time and day each week, with an initial assessment to discuss your needs and whether working together is right for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor and Interpersonal Psychotherapist, registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and accredited with IPT UK. My work is supervised in accordance with their professional requirements and I hold Professional Indemnity Insurance. I also hold a current enhanced DBS certificate.

My qualifications are:

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology, 2:1
  • Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
  • Certificate in Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT UK)
  • Certificate in Counselling Studies (CPCAB)
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills (CPCAB)
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency

I am committed to further ongoing training as part of my professional development and regularly attend workshops and training sessions which to date include:

  • Facilitating Groups
  • Working with our Inner Child
  • Understanding and Supporting Autism
  • Working with Sexualised Trauma
  • Belonging and Connectivity in the Digital Age
  • Understanding Depression and Low Mood in Young People
  • Spot the Signs and Save a Life - Suicide
  • Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance
  • Safeguarding Level 3

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

When I work

9am until 20.00hrs.

Further information

As well as my private practice, I work with several local charities, offering counselling to those dealing with bereavement and survivors of sexual and domestic abuse. I have also worked with a local charity providing counselling to young people aged from 10-25 years on a one-to-one basis and in groups, where I co-facilitated a regular art media workshop. I have worked with Age UK offering counselling to people in their own homes over the age of 50 years, with a range of issues and with MIND as a support worker, providing support to individuals in the community to maintain wellbeing, independence and social inclusion.

I have gained extensive experience working with both adults and young people presenting with issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, obsessive compulsive disorder, low self-esteem, relationship issues, abuse and trauma, bereavement, living with a disability or disorder and carers supporting partners or relatives suffering from a range of mental and physical health issues including dementia and Alzheimer’s.

My work with autistic spectrum disorders has given me a special interest in this area.

Bushey, Hertfordshire, WD23

High Street, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Kathryn Nicolai
Kathryn Nicolai