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Nicola Young, MA, BA (Hons), PGDip, MBACP, UKCP accredited

London SE21 & W2
07930 334502 07930 334502 Registered / Accredited

About me

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 and SE22. 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.

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.

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.

UK Council for 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.

Therapies offered

  • Gestalt therapy
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

My fees are £60-£70 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.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

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

Availability

All evenings and daytime on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Nicola Young, MA, BA (Hons), PGDip, MBACP, UKCP accredited

Nicola Young, MA, BA (Hons), PGDip, MBACP, UKCP accredited