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About me

Hello and welcome.

In these uncertain times, you may find you need a little extra help or you may be here due to a long-standing issue.

About me:

I am a qualified and experienced psychotherapist based in Southwest London and offering both in-person and remote psychotherapy. I offer a safe space for individuals seeking help with their emotional difficulties.

There are many reasons why people seek psychotherapy, but sometimes you might not even know or understand what is troubling you or holding you back. My aim is to offer you a safe space, where together, we can work on identifying what may be causing your distress, explore whether there may be past patterns which might be contributing to your difficulties and to help you to make sense of your world, your relationships and to lead a more fulfilled life.

I have experience working with a number of different emotional problems, such as:

  • AddictionAffairs and Betrayals
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Body dysmorphia
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Eating disorders
  • Family relationships
  • Grief or Issues around Loss
  • Health Anxiety
  • Issues around Pregnancy or Abortion
  • Lack of direction or sense of purpose
  • OCD
  • Panic Attacks
  • Physical or Emotional Abuse
  • Relationships
  • Redundancy
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Stress
  • Sexuality
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Difficulties
  • Trauma
  • Work related stress

About Psychotherapy

If you haven't had psychotherapy before, you may feel anxious about what it entails and you may have some questions. It's paramount that you feel safe with your therapist, which can make choosing someone you have never met before to work with, a daunting experience. For this reason, I offer a no obligation consultation session, where we explore what brings you to therapy, your hopes for the future, and to see how we might work together.

How long will it take before I start feeling better?

There is no one size fits all approach to psychotherapy, so each person's experience will be unique. I offer open ended psychotherapy, using predominantly psychodynamic and relational models where we work an in-depth way to explore your problems; but sometimes, short term, time limited work, over 12 sessions, where we focus on a specific issue or navigate through a difficult period, can be an option if it's appropriate for your situation.

Therapy takes place in a totally confidential, open and nonjudgemental environment, usually at the same time and location each week. Each session will always last 50 minutes.

What Benefits can be Expected?

Each step of the way, we work together to understand what might be causing your distress and as we move forward, we may uncover patterns or dynamics from your past, which may have some bearing on your current situation. However long you choose to be in therapy, the insight gained from increased self awareness in the process can help to enhance many areas of your life, from:

  • improving your relationships
  • increasing your self-esteem
  • alleviating anxiety
  • managing stress
  • improving your mood
  • alleviating suffering
  • improving sexual relationships
  • gaining confidence in your sense of self or your identity
  • building resilience to help you better manage emotional issues, traumatic situations or issues you may face around loss or grief.

Training, qualifications & experience

Having also worked at a busy central London clinic and in a voluntary capacity in South West London, I have a number of years of experience working with adults, younger adults and older adults.

I have undertaken extensive postgraduate training at WPF Therapy in central London, which is recognised as the leading psychotherapy training organisation in the UK, with a reputation for both clinical and academic excellence; and I also hold a postgraduate qualification in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy from the University of Roehampton, London.

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.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BPC

British Psychoanalytic Council

The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.

BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Psychoanalytic Council

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

£80.00 per session

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • Aviva
  • AXA PPP
  • Vitality

Additional information

Initial no obligation consultation : £80 (50 minutes)
Ongoing once weekly therapy: from £80 per session (50 minutes)

Please contact me to discuss short term or corporate work.

Availability

Weekdays. Currently offering online therapy only. Returning to in-person in September.

Further information

I am a member of the following professional bodies and abide by their code of ethics.

MBACP, UKCP, BPC, FCP

New Kings House
136-144 New Kings Road
London
SW6 4LZ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

Reception and waiting area in office hours (9-5pm). Internal lift. Covid secure room. Walking distance from Parson's Green, Putney mainline and Putney Bridge stations. Well served by local bus network. Parking facilities nearby.

Online platforms

Zoom
Nicola Morton PGdip (Psych.) MBACP, BCP, UKCP reg

Nicola Morton PGdip (Psych.) MBACP, BCP, UKCP reg