Nicole Bedari (Multilingual Therapist)
I am a fully qualified and BABCP accredited Multilingual Psychotherapist working in Fulham, London, SW6. I also provide CBT online via telephone Skype and video link in English, French & Spanish.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with over 10 years’ experience of helping people with a range of psychological problems. My practice is integrative with person centered and psychodynamic interventions where appropriate. I am trained in working with long term health conditions from chronic pain to medically unexplained symptoms.
I am experienced in working with people who present with mental health problems, ranging from mild to moderate Anxiety and Depression, and early symptoms of Psychosis. For example, I co-ordinate and co-facilitate CBT psycho-educational and self-confidence groups. Both groups are highly interactive with a mixture of group discussions and role play, as well as sufficient supervision post-session. I find this to be very useful as a space to discuss and reflect on ways in which to improve, learning points and challenges.
I have developed my knowledge of trust protocols surrounding safeguarding and risk as well as those more specifically pertinent to the various services within which I have worked. My practice and experience to date demonstrates strict adherence to the BPS code of ethics and the NICE guidelines.
Working closely within a multidisciplinary team of Clinical and Counselling Psychologists, Psychoanalysts, Cognitive Behavioural Therapists and Psychological Therapy and Well-being practitioners has provided me with a sound understanding of the therapeutic differences of these approaches and which types are best used for treatment.
I have learnt to use this resource as an aid in managing the step care system correctly and to make effective use of the related employment services for certain clients. Working so closely with the team has provided me with a better understanding of their competencies and therefore more accurate step ups or downs to the appropriate clinician.
- Eating Disorders
- Grief / Bereavement
- Health Anxiety
- Panic Disorder
- Sleep Problems
- Social Anxiety / Phobia
- Specific Phobias
- Work Related Stress
- Post-Graduate Diploma in Counseling -psychology(Dpsych in progress)
- PGDIP-in Psychological Intervention (CBT)
- Master MSc Psychology
- Post Qualification Certificate in Evidence Based Psychological Interventions for Long-Term Health Conditions
- BA(Hons) European Marketing French and Spanish combined
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 Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.
BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Weekly 50-minute face to face sessions: £120
Weekly 50-minute digital(online)/phone sessions:£95
Please contact me to check current availability (Wait list available)
Payment accepted by bank transfer at least 48 hours ahead of each session
Concessions(sliding scale) may be available for students and those on low income - contact me for more information.
Concessions offered for
Having worked as a medico-legal interpreter my interest for therapy grew as I became more aware of the need for clients to experience psychological support in their mother tongue without an interpreter as an intermediary. I thus grew my client base in the treatment of ptsd which I also offer in both French and Spanish.
In my clinical roles I have also worked alongside interpreters thus experienced firsthand the room for loss of nuance and meaning in relation to what can often be a clients emotionally distressing experience. I have been trained in working with interpreters via the london scholars scheme whereby we worked a local refugee organisation. I hold a BA (hons) in European Marketing French and Spanish from Roehampton University of Surrey. I am a fluent speaker and writer in these languages. This has enabled me to live and work abroad in Colombia and Reunion Island as a teaching assistant for the British Council, with disadvantaged children. This has helped my clinical work by providing me with the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to relate to people from a range of cultural and social contexts. It has also raised my awareness of the cultural factors that may impact a person’s experience of mental health problems here and in other countries, as well as build my confidence in being able to do so using the persons ‘mother tongue’. I am personally interested in the interaction between culture and therapeutic experience. I am heavily involved in charitable work within both communities.
In addition I myself am a medico-legal court interpreter of 8 years providing interpreting services in both Spanish and French within magistrate and crown courts primarily for family and immigration cases. I am therefore working with a range of cultures and languages on a regular basis. I thus find being able to offer services in various languages an additional rewarding part of my work.