Nicholas Wolstenholme BSc, M A, UKCP (Accred)
People come to psychotherapy and counselling for many different reasons. Perhaps it is a time of crisis or difficulty when feelings have become overwhelming and difficult to share with people that you might normally. It could be that this is linked to a desire to gain a deeper self-understanding. Simply talking to the right therapist for you can provide initial relief.
I am UKCP accredited counsellor and psychotherapist and have a wide experience of working with different conditions and situations, in particular working with stress, anxiety and relationship issues.
I work with an emphasis on facilitating your enquiry in a way that is safe and effective, within a supportive relationship. This can be through exploring feelings, thoughts, dreams, bodily sensations, relationships, whatever feels right for you. The work combines mindfulness with other western psychotherapeutic models to gently create an empathic relationship in which your enquiry can be held, in order to meet the aims and needs you bring. It is not necessarily about regression to the past but more about deepening into your present experience, bringing awareness to all that we are, including the positive and light with the more painful and inhibiting patterns, in unconditional acceptance.
Please click on the link above to view my website. If you have any questions or would like to have an initial conversation before booking a first meeting feel free to call me on 07861584391. I will endeavour to return your enquiry within 24 hours. All enquiries are treated in the strictest confidence.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc in Health Sciences (BSc)
I hold an MA in Mindfulness Based Psychotherapeutic Practice from the Karuna Institute, Devon.
I hold a Diploma in Specialist Psychotherapy for Ex-Boarders.
As well as regular supervision, I am part of an integrative Continuing Professional Development Group in North London.
I have experience working at Mental Health Charities and worked as a peer paranoia support worker with MIND.
I have a meditation and mindfulness practise established over twenty years and a varied background, including wide travel and many different employment experiences.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Specialist Psychotherapy for Ex-boarders.
I charge £70 per session for one-to-one sessions and £90 per session for couples.
I have a limited number of low cost places for those who are unable to afford the standard rate.