Nicholas Bresler BSc MSc MBACP, MBPSs
Hi my name is Nick and as a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist I am experienced with helping individuals with addiction, mental illness, abuse, including domestic violence, as well as, individuals who have struggled with feelings of low self esteem, sadness, loneliness, bereavement, relationship breakups and problems with intimacy.
I offer affordable therapy to individuals on both a short term or long term basis. Each session lasts 50 minutes and my normal fee is £50-£60 dependent on weekday or weekends though I offer concessions to individuals on low income at my Plumstead location. My practice is open out of office hours so that it is accessible to people who work full time.
My training was at a university where at first I completed a BSc in Psychology and later an MSc in integrative counselling and Psychotherapy. Therefore, my work is grounded in the science of Psychology but I can utilize a range therapeutic models that included Person Centered, Psychodynamic and Existential.
The approach I use involves an empathetic, non judgmental, in-depth exploration of your experiences that are causing you distress, with the aim of providing you with greater insight and confidence to affect positive changes in your life that can lead to greater sense of fulfillment in your relationships. Central to our work together would be the therapeutic relationship, which becomes the vehicle for change. In other words, I will help you to understand how problematic ways of relating to others and to your world have kept you from finding emotional fulfillment. The work focuses on the here and now with an understanding of how past negative experiences might still be causing you distress in your current relationships, as well as, how positive experiences can be harnessed to produce sustainable personal growth and greater fulfillment and intimacy in your relationships.
I am based in one location.
Plumstead, which can be easily reached from anywhere in South East London. The nearest train stations are Woolwich Arsenal, Plumstead and Welling, and there are frequent buses from Blackheath, Charlton and Greenwich. For those coming by car there is plenty of free parking.
My practice is open Monday to Friday 6pm to 9pm and Saturday 10am to 5pm.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc Counselling & Psychotherapy Roehampton University.
Post Graduate Diploma Counselling & Psychotherapy Roehampton University.
BSc Psychology London Metropolitan University.
Certificate of proficiency BACP
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and work within their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am also a member of the British Psychological Society.
In addition to my private practice I currently work with a local authority working with women fleeing domestic violence and before that I worked with homeless mental health patients. In that past, I have worked as an adult psychotherapist within a large South London NHS Mental Health Trust, provided therapy to individuals struggling with addiction in a substance misuse service and for a number of years I have worked for a well known mental health charity called Mind.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am currently involved with working with women who are fleeing domestic violence and who have experienced a wide range of abuses. My other main areas of experiences are working with mental health patients with a range of conditions from adjustment disorders, depression & anxiety, all the way up to Bipolar affective disorder and Schizophrenia. I have also extensive experience of working within substance misuse services working with both active and abstinent clients.
My regular fee is £50a session weekday evenings and £60 on Saturday
I can offer a few limited concessions for Students and people on low incomes at my Plumstead Location.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client