Nicola Wainer Psychodynamic Counsellor BPC Accred. Ba (hons)
07763 620875 / 07763 620875
Mental health issues affect many of us at some point in our lives, being able to understand and work with this has always interested me. Having been a practitioner for many years, working with all ages from children to adults, I can see the range of benefits to clients of all ages.
Having trained originally as a Psychodynamic Counsellor, accredited with the British Psychoanlaytic Council (BPC), now to further my skills and knowledge I am taking a Masters degree in Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy accredited by the United Kingdom College of Psychotherapists (UKCP). I see clients in private practice in Enfield and at a local counselling centre with experience in both long and short term counselling (10 -12 sessions) using an integrative approach with different counselling skills and mediums.
I can help you with a wide range of life difficulties including anxiety, relationship issues, family issues, panic disorder, separation and divorce and depression. Together we can explore the issues that are troubling you whether these stem from your past, the present or your fears and anxieties about your future. I will provide you with a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space that will help us develop a unique therapeutic relationship that brings insight and understanding.
If you are feeling overwhelmed at the thought of coming to counselling or just unsure please contact me.
I use play and art therapy techniques employing a variety of media including sand to help children express themselves comfortably and effectively.
I hold a full DBS and follow the Child Protection regulations. I work to the ethical standards of my accrediting organisation, the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).
I am easily accessible by public transport, Enfield Town and Bush Hill Park train stations are a 5 - 10 minute walk or I am a 5 minute walk from bus routes 192, 191, 231, 307, 313, 317, and 629. There is also ample car parking available in the road.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Trainee Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist, Masters degree (2019 - 2021)
- Registered General Nurse (RGN)
- BA(hons) Degree, University of Wales, College of Cardiff
- Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling accredited by the BPC (British Psychoanalytic Council)
- Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Children (practice) accredited by the CPCAB.
- Certificate in Brief Therapy - Enfield Counselling Service
Further Courses & Study Days:
Complex Grief - Sally Despenser
Social Anxiety - Enfield Counselling Service
Guilt & Shame - Sally Despenser
Addiction, a clinical overview - Enfield Counselling Service
Working with Secondary Aged Young People - Place2Be
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Adult survivors of sexual and physical abuse (women and men)
Disability and trauma
Sexual and cultural minorities
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- Adults: First session: £50 (60 minutes). Subsequent sessions: £50 (50 minutes).
- Children: All sessions: £40 (50 minutes).
- Counselling students - £40
I reserve some low-fee sessions for individuals with a limited income.
Please note that I do not have a waiting area for parents. Apart from the initial consultation, sessions are held with the child alone.
In common with most therapists, I charge for missed sessions or for cancelled sessions that cannot be rearranged.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I have some daytime available sessions on a Monday, Thursday and Friday. Plus Monday and Thursday evenings. Please email for availability.
Types of client
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