Nicola Wasserman MS.c, BACP, BCA, UKRCP
I am a qualified and experienced psychodynamic counsellor, working with individuals and families and children specialising in bereavement and loss. I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP).
I came into the counselling profession with the life experience of being a mother bringing up a family and realised the value of understanding relationships, and how we can all benefit from our past and current experiences.
I specialise in bereavement and loss. If someone close to you has died and you are struggling with your emotions and feeling lost, bereavement therapy can help make sense of where you are at the moment. I can offer an opportunity to explore your feelings and emotions and see what changes are possible.
Counselling and therapy is a process that helps you understand and resolve problems by increasing your awareness of how you work with your emotions, this understanding will help you find the confidence to manage your relationships with family, friends and workplace.
There can be many factors that might contribute to difficulties, and I like to look at these with a holistic approach by offering a safe and confidential space to work together to help make some changes and discover a different, altogether more contented perspective.
How I work and what happens next:
I offer an initial consultation where we can talk through what concerns you. It might be something specific or a general feeling of depression, anxiety or you might not know at this time.
The initial consultation would be for an hour and a half.
If you decide to take this further: We would normally meet weekly on the same day, at the same time for 50-minute. The frame and boundaries of the session are respected at all times, the way I work adapts to the needs of the individual. It might be that you will want to focus on past events or for some it might be in the here and now. The work can be on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period.
Please contact me to discuss the fees, as this is depended on your personal situation at the moment.
Training, qualifications & experience
My professional qualifications accredited by the University of London: Birkbeck College University of London: MSc in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Counselling with Children and Adolescents.
The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust: Post Graduate Certificate in Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Well Being Multidisciplinary Practice.
MBACP, UKCRP accredited
My experience of many years is drawn from working in counselling practice, and in the charitable sector offering therapeutic service to those who are bereaved and suffering.
I have worked in several educational settings working with children and families
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.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Free initial online session
Concessions offered for
I am BUPA registered
I can offer flexible times over day/ evenings and some weekend availability. Please can you contact me to discuss what I might be able to make available to you?