Nicky Carlisle

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MA MBACP UKCP (accred)
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East Dulwich SE22 & Brixton SW2
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About me

Nicky Carlisle - Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist in South London
MA - Integrative Psychotherapy (UKCP accredited)

I am an experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist offering short-term and long-term therapy, providing a safe and confidential place to talk.

It's not always easy to make that first step to sharing our most private thoughts and feelings...but a safe, quiet time at an exploratory session offered over two weeks, may allow some needed space for you to look at life's difficulties and problems and also to decide whether therapy is what you would like to commit to right now. I hope to offer that space for your questions and uncertainties and am trained to support and listen to every person I see with respect and integrity and with no assumptions. This two-part exploratory session is 50 min and will help you decide if you wish for more.

Our sessions together are 50 minutes at the same time each week. The fee is normally between £60 and £75. (Please see below for limited therapy in cases of financial difficulties).

Training, qualifications & experience

Managing conflict within relationship or dealing with life can be challenging and difficult. Learning to manage these conflicts can be a life opportunity for growth and change, leading to deeper understanding of ourselves and those around us.

As an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist I draw on a range of therapeutic approaches to support people who find themselves struggling to maintain enduring and gratifying personal relationships; and who may find they need support with emotional concerns including anxiety, depression and relationship difficulties.

I offer a safe space for you to look at and explore what is happening in your life. I will work with you to identify and understand your various concerns and and the nature of your difficulties, looking at new ways of approaching those difficulties to help make changes or to look at alternate ways of relating.

As a Therapist for my private practice in London, I care for and support my clients with a range of emotional difficulties and relationship problems: bereavement, Dyslexia, personality disorders and adult survivors of childhood abuse.

Whilst I have experience in a spectrum of psychological difficulties and having worked at a busy charity in mental health, I have a specialist interest in working closely with my clients to support difficulties with trust, intimacy, dependency and loneliness. Sometimes memories or future worries may further affect these aspects of our lives.

Close to my heart is also the work I have done alongside a South London hospital’s Perinatal Unit. I have gained knowledge and experience in the life-changing experiences and feelings that can come up when becoming a parent. It is often difficult to feel safe enough to explore some challenging conflicts that can arise.   Finding a supportive space is important whilst beginning to develop and care for yourself as a parent and individual, as well as caring for your baby.

Having worked with young children in an educational environment and supported people affected by emotional and physical abuse in a national organisation; I have come to believe therapy to be a rewarding process of discovery, healing and change.


MA - Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling,  Middlesex University (UKCP accred)

Adv Dip - Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling, The Minster Centre (UKCP accred)

Pg Dip - Integrative Counselling, The Minster Centre (BACP accred)

MA Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling (UKCP) Registered - maintaining high standards of practice of psychotherapy and psychotherapeutic counselling for the benefit of the public throughout the United Kingdom

Registered Member of British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists MBACP

As a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP), and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), I am bound by their ethical framework for good practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I am insured and supervised in accordance with BACP and UKCP guidelines.

I am involved in continued professional development.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Perinatal Mental health and birth trauma



Additional information

The fee can be negotiable in special circumstances as a result of financial difficulties. This is a popular service and is negotiated individually.

When I work

I currently have availability

Further information

Private Practice

My private practice is in East Dulwich, SE22, Brixton SW2 as well as in Clapham, SW4.

Brixton and Clapham
Are both easily accessible on the Underground and Overground stations; with links to London Bridge, West End, Peckham, Dulwich, Forest Hill and elsewhere in South East London. There are many bus links attending to these areas.

Clapham Junction is also accessible on buses 35, 37 and 345.

East Dulwich
Has easy bus routes 12, 40, 185, 176, P13 and 63. It is accessible from East Dulwich and North Dulwich train stations with links to London Bridge.

East Dulwich, London, SE22

Brixton, London, SW2

Type of session

In person
Nicky Carlisle
Nicky Carlisle