Nicholas Malik (M.SOPH, BACP) - The Hampstead Therapy Practice
At The Hampstead Therapy Practice I offer individual and group psychotherapy working holistically with both individuals and groups to support them toward recovery and health.
These are some of the common issues that are dealt with through psychotherapy:
- Relationship problems
- Bereavement and loss
- Low esteem
- Work-related issues
- Anger Management
- Personal development
Psychotherapy is commonly used for problems that have built up over a number of years. Some people refer to psychotherapy as a talking treatment because the journey is one made in dialogue with a therapist rather than through the use of drugs. It clarifies positive or anxious feelings, as well as helping people accept their strong or weak points. If people can identify their feelings and ways of thinking they become better at coping with difficult situations.
Together we seek an understanding of the current difficulties.The understanding that past events can impact upon current ones necessitates that we think about childhood experiences. This collaborative exploration between us both gives an opportunity for understanding and insight that can lead to the resolution of the problem. One-to-one psychotherapy can be short-term, continue for several months, or may sometimes be open-ended
Your initial Session
Building a relationship with your therapist can take time. Initial feelings of anxiety about this can be aired in the session bringing relief. This in turn can open up much needed dialogue and shed light on previously hidden problems bringing a new clarity to them. This brings both relief and hope as a feeling of being heard and understood deepens.
Sessions generally occur once a week and they last for fifty minutes.
Training, qualifications & experience
Nick Malik (M.SOPH, MBACP)
- Certificate in Group Analytic Studies, IGA, London
- MA in Psychotherapy and Healing Practice, University of Middlesex
- Member of BACP
- Member of The Society of Psychology and Healing
I hold qualifications in group psychotherapy from the Institute of Group Analysis in London, have an MA from The Marian Foundation (Society of Psychology and Healing.) I am a member of BACP, the main regulating body for psychotherapists and also The Society of Psychology and Healing. As such I am bound by their codes for ethics and good practice.
I have trained as both a group therapist and a Jungian psychotherapist. The Jungian perspective holds that understanding the meaning in your difficulty, whatever that may be, brings the much needed balance and well being that is being sought after.
I have worked in a variety of treatment centres across London and south-east England.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Your initial consultation will be free.
Before commencing psychotherapy, Nick will discuss your requirements with you and establish how you might best work together.
- Individual Sessions 50 minutes: £75
- Group Sessions, 90 minutes: £30
- Relationship Sessions £90
A number of concessions are available for those on low incomes.
The Hampstead Therapy Practice is well served by both buses and tube trains and is a five minute walk from Hampstead underground on the Northern line.