Nicole Barton, MBACP, MBPsS. Integrative Counsellor, CBT Therapist, Supervisor
I am a professionally trained counsellor and CBT therapist located in London Bridge. I help clients understand and overcome various issues such as anxiety and related disorders, depression, stress, relationship difficulties, low self esteem, addictions, and abuse. It can be difficult taking the first step towards help and healing, however, by finding this website you've already taken that step. The next step is making an appointment, and then coming to your first session. And that's what therapy is in a way, a series of taking steps towards finding solutions, or gaining greater awareness, or learning how to be happier and more self accepting. The relationship between a client and therapist is fundamental to a successful outcome, so finding someone you feel comfortable with is important. Trust your instincts about this. The initial session provides an opportunity to decide if we will make a good team.
The counselling I offer is integrative therapy which means I draw on different approaches including person-centred, psychodynamic, and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to suit an individual's needs. Because we are all unique, what works well for one person may not suit another. It may help to explore how certain patterns of thinking impact negatively on emotions and behaviour and keep us 'stuck'. Or perhaps early experiences need to be explored to understand current difficulties. Other times relaxation or creative techniques can provide insights. Together we can find out what is most suitable for you.
How long therapy lasts depends on what you bring to work on. You may choose short term therapy lasting 6-18 sessions to explore a particular issue in detail, or take longer to heal early wounds and effects of the past. We can decide this at the first session or as the therapy develops. However we choose to proceed, I will provide a safe, warm, and empathic environment to facilitate personal growth and change.
I am also a trained supervisor providing support to counsellors and therapists. If you would like to arrange a supervision session, please contact me to discuss.
For a limited time book 3 sessions for £150 (usual price from £170 upwards). Special introductory offer for new clients only. Contact me for further details.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Registered Member of the BACP, the professional body for counsellors and psychotherapists. This means the training I have undertaken meets BACP standards for accredited counsellor training. I also hold Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) which is a standard set by the British Psychological Society. This demonstrates that my training meets the sufficient breadth and depth to provide a sound basis for postgraduate training and professional practice.
- Certificate in Counselling Supervision (2017), OCN
- BSc (Hons) Psychology (2014), The Open University
- Foundation Degree in Counselling (2013), The Open University
- Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (2012), CPCAB
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (2010), CPCAB
My counselling training is validated by the Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB) and accredited by the BACP. From time to time I undertake continuing professional development courses to enrich my skills and practice.
I have worked in different settings across London and now operate a private practice in London Bridge. I also provide mental health assessments, counselling and CBT to clients through workplace-organised providers of psychological services (Employee Assistance Programmes).
I also have a qualification in counselling supervision which allows me to provide support to trainee and experienced counsellors.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Issues of identity, purpose, meaning and potential
- Healing early wounds
- Finding the 'true self' within and living authentically
- Loss and bereavement
I am available on certain weekdays and Saturdays. The fee for the first session is £50. Subsequent sessions start at £60, depending on your income. Some concessionary places are available for low income clients. We can talk more about fees when we meet.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available on certain weekdays and Saturdays at London Bridge. Please contact me for current availability.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I hold a certificate in counselling supervision and have experience working with counsellors and therapists from diverse modalities and frameworks.View supervision profile