Nicola Buchanan

Verified Professional Verified Professional
Verified Professional

Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.

COSRT(Acc), MA, PST PgDip, PCSA, Cert in Supervision
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I offer Individual, Relationship and Psychosexual, Sex addiction therapy in addition to clinical supervision. I am an integrative therapist with training and experience in many different therapeutic orientations, including CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Psychodynamic, Systemic, EMDR and NLP (Nero Linguistic Programming). This enables me to work collaboratively with my clients to find the most effective approach to gain the outcome they are looking for.

My specialism is Relationships, Sex and Sex Addiction. I have worked in this area for 18 years. We are all in relationships with other people, with all the complexity that creates. I can provide support, help and ways forward in dealing with life’s relationships which can be partners, family, friends, sex, ourselves, drink or food. I work with my clients to develop their understanding of themselves and others and give them tools to make the changes they want in their lives.

Training, qualifications & experience

16 years work for Relate, Relationship Counsellor, Psychosexual Therapist, Supervisor, Sex Addiction Therapist, Trainer for the Relate Institute, Adult Education Trainer

Accredited member of COSRT (College of Sexual & Relationship Therapy)
Member of ATSAC (Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity)

  • PCSA Professional Certificate in Sex Addiction with ATSAC
  • MA in Family and Relationship Counselling with the Relate Institute
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosexual Therapy with the Relate Institute
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Relationship Counselling with the Relate Institute
  • Certificate in Clinical Supervision with the Relate Institute
  • Group Skills (Theory and Practice) For Trainers
  • Master in NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming)
  • Masters in Time Line Therapy
  • Masters in Hypnotherapy

I have taught counselling skills at the Hills Road college, and I previously worked as a tutor for the Relate Institute, I am a Psychosexual Therapist, Relationship Counsellor, Supervisor and Trainer, I worked for Cambridge Relate for 14 years on the management team. I have 15 years experience. I value a wide breath of training to look at overall wellbeing and have attended many different courses including training in Mindfulness, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) and Reiki.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity (ATSAC)

The Association for Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity (ATSAC) is the leading UK organisation providing hope, information, support, and treatment options for those affected by sexual addiction and compulsivity.

ATSAC sets standards of practice for qualified therapists and provides accreditation for specialist training courses. A therapist who has gone through ATSAC recognised training will have the knowledge to respect and work with you sensitively to find out how best to support your needs.

Therapy options may include one-to-one sessions, group work, and/or relationship counselling. ATSAC is a not-for-profit organisation.

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT)

COSRT is the UK’s leading membership organisation for therapists specialising in sexual and relationship issues.

All members must abide by their Code of Ethics and the performance of accredited members is regularly monitored.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Hypnotherapy
  • NLP - Neuro Linguistic Programming
  • CBT
  • Sex Addiction
  • Psychosexual Therapy
  • Mindfulness


£80.00 - £100.00

Additional information

Individual £80
Couple  £100

When I work

Day and Evenings, online only

Further information

I work to the BACP and COSRT ethical framework. As an ethical practitioner I receive regular supervision in accordance with BACP and COSRT. For further information please look at my website

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme



COSRT accredited Psychosexual Therapist, ATSAC registered, with a certificate in Supervision. Supervising individuals & groups for 15 years.

View supervision profile


Nicola Buchanan
Nicola Buchanan