Dr Nicola Coddington
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist working for the NHS and private practice in the Cheltenham and Gloucestershire Area. I use an individualised formulation approach considering the psychological, developmental, social and biological aspects to understand people's experiences. I strive to develop respectful, therapeutic relationships with clients, based on empathy and genuineness, using a professional, non judgemental approach. I aim to work collaboratively with clients to provide confidential assessments and interventions using evidenced based approaches.
I offer assessments and interventions for adults, families, children and adolescents. I can help you if you are experiencing anxiety, depression, panic problems, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, relational difficulties, divorce, problems related to anger, work related stress, abuse, trauma, bereavement and fertility issues. I also offer support for adults and children who have been fostered, adopted or have unknown parentage.
I offer specialist assessments to adults and children with neuro developmental disorders such as autistic spectrum conditions. In addition, I offer intellectual assessments to identify cognitive functioning, learning disability and intellectual giftedness. I have a keen interest in sport psychology and can offer a clinical psychological approach to athletes to help them identify/understand psychological barriers to their training and performance. In addition I can offer detailed personality assessments that can be used in corporate establishments to inform recruitment and development of personnel.
I offer interventions based on a number of approaches, these include, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Systemic approaches, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT), Psychodynamic approaches, Mindfulness, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Schema Therapy and solution focused work. My preference is to tailor therapy for the individual and blend the psychological approaches where appropriate.
Training, qualifications & experience
For the past 10 years I have been working in NHS, forensic (prisons), private and third sector establishments. I have provided assessment and designed interventions for adults, children, couples and families with a variety of experiences for which they have sought help, understanding and support.
BSc (hons) in Clinical Psychology (First Class)
BPS level A and B in Psychometric testing
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (University of Oxford)
Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2)
Autism Diagnostic Interview - Revised (ADI-R)
Private Health Insurance membership
Registered / Accredited
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British Psychological Society
British Psychological Society
Areas of counselling I deal with
Please contact me for information about fees
I offer concessions on an individual basis
I am available for sessions most weekdays, evenings and weekends
I offer sessions throughout the week, weekends and evenings.