Nicki Clein BA (Hons), PGDip, FPC, BPC - Psychotherapist and Counsellor
*CORONAVIRUS / COVID-19 UPDATE 1st September 2020*
In light of recent Government guidance relating to Coronavirus (Covid-19) I am currently not conducting face to face therapy sessions with clients. I continue to offer online and telephone therapy sessions for existing and new clients. These sessions last for 50 minutes and like in person sessions take place at the same time each week. I can offer telephone and video sessions via Skype, Zoom or FaceTime.
In such uncertain times, it is important that now, more than ever, we prioritise our mental health alongside our physical health. With the psychological and emotional impact that lockdown may have had on many of us, it is important that although we may still be distancing ourselves physically where possible, we do not have to extend that to feeling distanced emotionally. If you would like to think about difficult feelings that you are experiencing during this unsettling time, please do get in touch and we can discuss the various options available. You do not need to be alone.
I am a professionally qualified counsellor and psychotherapist offering a safe, warm and confidential space for you to talk openly and freely about any issues which may be causing distress or concern in your life. Whether it's anxiety, depression, relationships or family issues, affairs and betrayals, low self-esteem or any other issue, acknowledging that you may need to discuss difficulties can be a very daunting task, and taking the first step to contacting someone is a brave step on a journey that can ultimately provide much relief and be very rewarding.
I work together with you to help you find ways in which to navigate and manage those issues, as well as exploring how they may have arisen over time. I work from a psychodynamic perspective, based on the principle that difficulties in the present may be related to a pattern of behaviour established in our earlier lives. Through identifying those patterns, we can better understand how things came to be as they are and begin to open up the potential for change. This can provide great relief from distress and anxiety as well as enabling you to lead a more manageable and satisfying life.
I see individual adolescents and adults on a short-term basis (6-8 sessions), focussing on a specific goal or transition in life, and on an open-ended basis, which allows a more in depth exploration into deep-rooted issues. Please do email or call me to set up an initial consultation and we can then discuss the best way to proceed.
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed my professional training as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist at WPF Therapy, one of the UK's leading and most respected training institutions, with a reputation for both clinical and academic excellence.
I am a member of the Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling (FPC) which is the graduate body for therapists who have qualified at WPF Therapy. I am also a registered accredited member of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC). As such, I adhere to the strict ethical and professional codes of both these bodies, and fulfil their requirements for ongoing supervision and continued professional development.
Registered / Accredited
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British Psychoanalytic Council
The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.
BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Weekday and evening sessions for individuals - upon request
Weekend sessions (limited availability) - upon request
I am occasionally able to offer sessions at a reduced rate. If you are experiencing financial hardship and feel this would benefit you, please do contact me to discuss further and check availability.
You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me on 07900 447899 and leave a message. I will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible, usually within 24 hours.
All communications are completely confidential.