Nicola Young, MA, BA (Hons), PGDip, MBACP, UKCP accredited
My name is Nicola and I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist. My practice is in London at the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (CCPE), W2 6NE and in SE21. Alongside my private practice I also provide short term counselling to students at a London University. My previous experience has been with the charitable sectors and the NHS such as Westminster MIND, The Caravan drop-in counselling service, FreshStart Psychotherapy and The Maudsley (SLAM) NHS Trust.
My belief is that therapy offers a unique personal opportunity to explore in depth what may be troubling you. I feel that by having weekly therapy it gives you an opportunity to express your feelings in a caring, respectful and non-judgmental manner. This helps you look at and think about your situation from a different perspective.
Being an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist I use a variety of different approaches, using whatever is most helpful. Together we will explore your challenges and concerns, allowing you to find new possibilities for healing, growth and change. My approach is flexible and practical, helping you find a sense of empowerment and make positive choices in your life again. I offer a space where you are accepted for who you are, listened to without judgment and with empathy.
Psychotherapy can provide the right space and conditions to explore and enable a beneficial and lasting change in our lives. We all have our own nature, and therefore experience the world, relationships with others and ourselves through our own way of being. Our work together would therefore be guided by your own unique nature, needs and goals.
I provide both long-term and short-term, once-weekly sessions to individuals age 18+ in a safe environment.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I am an accredited member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). I subscribe to and I am guided by the UKCP and the BACP codes of Ethics for good practice. All work is clinically supervised and totally confidential.
I have an MA in transpersonal psychotherapy from the University of Northampton; a Post Graduate Diploma in integrative transpersonal psychotherapy from the CCPE; and a BA (Hons) Degree in Visual Communication Design from the Glasgow School of Art.
Prior to training as a psychotherapist I worked in advertising, design and film. I bring a broad understanding of the creative industry to my work and I appreciate the pressures of trying to achieve a balance between life and work.
I have a wide range of clinical experience in helping people with many different concerns including anxiety, anger, abuse (physical, emotional and sexual), bereavement, depression, eating disorders, trauma, relationship issues, low self esteem, identity issues, work related issues, sexuality, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, life crisis, or perhaps to gain a deeper understanding of your life experiences in addition to diagnosed mental health conditions.
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
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
My fees are £55 per session and we meet for 50 minutes on a regular basis (we will find a mutually agreeable time and day). Fees are negotiable for those on low incomes or are students. During our first session (the initial consultation), I will ask you some questions about your background, your relationships and what brings you to therapy. I will also explain how I work.
Please do not hesitate to telephone, text or email me for an initial consultation and I aim to respond within 24 hours.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays
Types of client