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Nicola Schlesinger

London, W11
07836780533 07836780533 Registered / Accredited

About me

I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist with many years of experience.
I offer a confidential, non-judgemental and empathic space where I hope you can
feel free to explore your problems and your feelings.

I believe that therapy is about change, but change cannot
happen without first the thinking and the understanding.

Having therapy is a journey of exploration, sometimes painful, sometimes difficult,
but also enriching and helpful in managing yourself, your feelings and your future
life.

None of us live in a vacuum and we are the product of our experiences in
life, some of which may have impacted us negatively as well as positively. By
understanding how our experiences have impacted us we can begin to move
forward and make changes for ourselves.

My interest and expertise are in the following areas - anxiety, depression, low self -esteem, lack of confidence, trauma, addiction, eating disorders and relationship problems.

Once you have contacted me I will invite you to come for an initial consultation where you can tell me why you are looking for help and we can then think together about the most helpful way forward.

Training, qualifications & experience

Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Westminster Pastoral Foundation 1995 -1999
Member of BCP,BACP,UKCP,FPC

I have worked in private practice since 1999 and in addition I worked for seven years as an addiction counsellor in a women's residential rehabilitation for drug, alcohol and eating disorders. I have also worked for Parent-Line (telephone support) and for Divorce Support Group ( group facilitator).

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 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

  • Couples counselling
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

INDIVIDUALS

£80
fees can be negotiated depending on circumstance

COUPLES

£140

fees can be negotiated depending on circumstance

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Further information

I offer help to individual adults (18+) and couples in a caring, professional and confidential setting.

I prefer to work face to face but I can offer both on-line and telephone counselling.

I work both long-term and time limited (12-16 sessions) depending
on the nature of the help needed.

I am located a five minute walk from Notting Hill Gate Tube.

I do not have disabled access.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

One flight of stairs.

Availability

Daytime and Evenings Contact me for more information.

Types of client

Adults
Couples
Nicola Schlesinger

Nicola Schlesinger