Nicola Kerr

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(PG Dip, BPC, FPC, UKCP)
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London, WC1V 7QH
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I offer two types of therapy.
Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT), which is a treatment course of 16 sessions. It may help you understand how you see yourself, and how you think others might see you. It could also help look at how you connect with others (your attachment style) – whether that’s with friends, family or someone you’re in a relationship with.

I also offer Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (open ended), and aim to facilitate a judgement free and safe environment, for us to think and work collaboratively in a time scale that suits you. The focus is to identify and understand emotional, and behavioural patterns that are troublesome; and in doing so, address what can often be deeply emotionally rooted.

What is Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
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often been developed unknowingly as a way to manage emotional difficulties, however these ways of coping can become outdated and get in the way of how you want live your life.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an experienced psychodynamic psychotherapist (PGDip), having trained at Westminster Pastoral Foundation (WPF Therapy) which was one of the leading academic and clinical institutions for psychotherapy in the UK, validated by Roehampton University. 

I am a professional member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), and also registered with The Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling (FPC). Therefore I adhere to their code of ethics and working practice. I am a recognised psychotherapist registered with Counselling Directory, Psychology Today, and welldoing.org.

Alongside my private practise, I work within the NHS as a senior psychotherapist, and lead clinician, providing Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT); as part of the NHS’s ‘Improving Access to Psychological Therapies’ (IAPT) Talking Therapies Southwark service, at South London and Maudsley (SLaM) NHS Foundation Trust. 

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UKCP
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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Fees

£95.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Cigna
  • WPA

Additional information

Payment Method; Bank transfer, Cash, Cheque

Appointments: Each session runs for 50 minutes at the same weekly time.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
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Afternoon
Evening
Night

Wednesday 8am - 9pm

Friday 8am - 5pm

Staple Inn Associates, 5 Staple Inn, Holborn, London, WC1V 7QH

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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