Nicholas Opyrchal UKCP reg. MBACP
Hello, I am a psychotherapist and counsellor who offers integrative psychotherapy in North and West London as well as via Skype. I offer a supportive, non judgemental space where we will be able to look together at your life, and help to make sense of the questions or issues which might have led you to counselling or therapy.
In working together, I would hope that we can find meaning hidden within the problems you face and use this meaning to facilitate positive change in your life.
I make use of creative work, visualisations, dream interpretation and the therapeutic relationship in my work with clients when appropriate and in line with your needs.
Having trained at the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education, I am a registered member of the UKCP, A member of the BACP and have a post graduate diploma in transpersonal integrative psychotherapy and counselling. In addition to this I have a first class degree in psychology and I am currently undertaking a research MA in transpersonal psychotherapy looking at social exclusion in psychotherapy. I am very interested in how we can be empowered and enriched by our differences rather than excluded because of them.
I have a wide range of experience having worked within a number of different counselling services.
Send me an email to arrange an initial session, where we can begin the therapeutic process.
Training, qualifications & experience
5 year Post graduate diploma - Transpersonal Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling
Certificate - foundations of counselling
BSc (Hons) - Psychology (1st) Open University
I have been working for a number of years as a counsellor with the Addiction Support and Care Agency in Surbiton, dealing with addictions of all types but also a number of related mental health issues such as Depression, anxiety, reactions to trauma, sexual abuse, abusive relationships, diagnoses of personality disorders and schizophrenia.
I have also worked as a counsellor in Piccadilly with the Caravan Counselling service dealing with people from all walks of life and previously co-facilitated an arts therapy group in Horton Rehabilitation Services, which is a locked ward for primarily schizophrenia diagnosed patients. Before training as a psychotherapist I worked on the mental health support service SaneLine.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I work with individuals who are recovering from psychosis. I am interested in helping people integrate these experiences as much as possible back into society. I am currently researching the link between these experiences and spirituality.
I am interested in working with people from a mixed ethnic background, and the particular issues that this entails.
I work with individuals who use psychedelic or entheogenic substances and would like to integrate these experiences without feeling stigmatised or judged.
I am interested in working with people with criminal records who wish to reconcile with their past and move towards a productive and healthy future.
I charge £50 - £60 per session depending on the circumstances of the client
I have a limited number of concessions which can be arranged for clients who have difficulties paying the full fee. Please contact me (preferably via email) if this is the case.
My Barnet address is unfortunately not accessible for those with limited mobility, however my Paddington address is.
Monday, Tuesday + Friday at Paddington
Centre For Counselling and Psychotherapy Education
2 Warwick Crescent,
Wednesday, Thursday at Barnet
Some sessions may be available on weekends.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available on daytimes during the week: Monday and Friday in Paddington, Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday in Barnet. I also have Wednesday evenings available. Skype sessions are available
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|