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BSc (Hons) MSc, DClinPsych.

About me

Hi, I’m Dr Nadia Balmain. Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and an accredited EMDR Practitioner. I have provided psychotherapy for over ten years both in the NHS and in private practice. I offer therapy for many different problems, but I have a special interest in providing therapy for PTSD, Complex Trauma, Anxiety and Depression. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) is the gold standard treatment for PTSD and is recommended by NICE guidelines. EMDR helps clients to process traumatic and distressing experiences which are causing the present-day symptoms.

These symptoms could be flashbacks, disturbed sleep, anxiety, panic attacks and low mood amongst other symptoms. EMDR also has robust evidence as a treatment for anxiety and panic attacks. The research has identified that anxiety is often caused by distressing or sometimes overwhelming experiences that have impacted and set in motion anxiety symptoms.

Processing these experiences can treat the cause of these symptoms. I also draw from other therapies such as Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). It can be helpful to talk to someone outside of your family, friendship group or work. I believe it is important to provide a space where people feel accepted and understood.

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Qualifications and Accreditation

  • 2022 Accredited EMDR Practitioner, EMDR Association
  • 2020 EMDR Therapist, EMDR Academy, Chester
  • 2015-19 Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy), Staffordshire University 
  • 2011-12 MSc Research Methods in Psychology, University of Liverpool
  • 2005-08  BSc (Hons) Psychology, Bangor University

Specialist Training and Professional Development

  • 2021 The Cardiff University Bond Solon (CUBS) Expert Witness Civil Certificate, Cardiff University
  • 2019-20  Eye Movement and Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy (Part 1,2 & 3), EMDR Academy
  • 2019  Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Bangor University

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From £100.00 to £150.00
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • Vitality

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

1B Law Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH2 3AT

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

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In person

I have undergone BPS accredited supervisor training and able to supervise other therapists including Psychologists.

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