Nicola Kerr (BPC, FPC)
I am an experienced psychodynamic psychotherapist (PGDip), having trained at Westminster Pastoral Foundation (WPF Therapy) which is one of the UK's leading academic and clinical institutions for counselling and psychotherapy; validated by Roehampton University.
I am a professional member of The British Psychoanalytic Council, and I'm also registered with The Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling (FPC), and therefore I adhere to their code of ethics and working practice.
Alongside my private practice I work as an accredited Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) psychotherapist with the IAPT High Intensity team at Talking Therapies Southwark, within South London and Maudsley (SLaM) NHS Trust.
I offer two types of therapy.
Short-term psychotherapy, of 12 sessions, where we would agree from the onset to look at a focus.
Long-term psychotherapy which would give us more time to address issues at a deeper level.
What is Psychodynamic Psychotherapy?
My approach to psychotherapy is from the psychodynamic perspective. This has its roots in psychoanalysis (Freud et. al), where experiences from the past may influence your present life. Through these past experiences, patterns and ways of relating may have been formed. These patterns have often been developed unknowingly. I aim to facilitate a judgement free and safe environment, for us to think and work collaboratively, to identify and understand some of these patterns and feelings, so as to gain a fuller understanding of what may be going on for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Diploma in Psychodynamic Theory & Practice, and I am a Member of both the British Psychoanalytic Council and The Foundation for Psychotherapy & Counselling.
I support adults in the London area with issues such as anger, anxiety, depression, self-harm, relationship issues and sexual abuse or trauma, grief or loss, narcissistic personality disorder and work and career related issues. I provide an individually selected form of psychodynamic therapy dependant on patient need, and I have a specialist training in Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT).
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Fees: My fee is £75 per session. The length of the therapy is discussed together as we proceed.
Therapy session: Each session runs for 50 minutes at the same weekly time.
Why come to therapy?
You may be feeling down, fed-up, depressed or anxious – or you may just feel a general lack of lust for life. Whatever it is that's currently troubling you, if it has reached the point at which it's affecting the quality of your daily life, therapy could be the first step to understanding what's going on for you and why.
Coming to therapy can be an emotional 'journey' which is not always easy, however it is also an opportunity for change, which could be the beginning of living your life differently.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Wednesday 8am - 9pm
Friday 8am - 2pm
Types of client