Nicky Bainbrigge BSc. HONS UKCP
There are times in our life when we can feel sad, lost, anxious or dissatisfied with certain aspects of our life or we can simply feel stuck and we don't quite know why.
I am a qualified psychotherapist whose aim is to build trust, promote growth and inspire change within a secure therapeutic relationship. I work within both a short-term framework on immediate specific issues and in the longer term on more deep-seated emotional change. Some typical areas I work on in my practice include coping with anxiety and overwhelm, trauma, addiction, relationship difficulties, stress in the workplace, surfing big life changes, bereavement, coping with illness and feeling 'stuck'.
I work on weekdays both during the day and in the evening in my practice in Walthamstow and offer both short and long term therapy.
I trained at the John Bowlby Centre as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist. I have over twelve years experience working in the world of counselling and psychotherapy and have helped many feel more content, secure and in control of their life. I have also spent many years working as a teacher on psychotherapy training courses in London and have recently been part of a team developing a training curricula for attachment-based psychotherapy. Prior to training as a psychotherapist I spent over ten years working in the food and drinks industry identifying and applying consumer insight to brand strategy and communication.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications and Training
Distinction in Introduction to Psychodynamic Counselling, Birkbeck University.
UKCP-Accredited Attachment-based Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist.
Member of Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis College, UKCP.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Humanistic therapies
- Interpersonal therapy
- Person-centred therapy
- Play therapy
- Psychoanalytic therapy
- Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
On a sliding scale between £60 and £75 per session.
If you think you might like someone to talk to, please do not hesitate to contact me on the number above. Please leave a contact telephone number so I can call you back. I look forward to hearing from you.
What can you expect when we first meet?
We will initially talk on the phone when I will take basic details about you. We will arrange a time and day for you to visit my practice for a 50-minute assessment. We will spend time discussing why you wish to be in therapy or counselling, your expectations of treatment, whether you have been in therapy before and a more general conversation about your life history. It is hoped from this will come a good understanding of your struggles and an early sense of whether we are right for each other. If this is the case then we will agree the timing of our sessions and take it from there. I work on a once-weekly basis as a minimum but do also see individuals twice or three times a week where necessary.
How to get here
I am very easy to reach on public transport. I live a short walk from Walthamstow Central and Walthamstow Queens Rd stations which offer fast, frequent links on the Underground, Overground and National Rail networks in addition to an excellent bus network in and out of Central London.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mon-Thurs 7am to 8pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training