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Nicole Bedari (Multilingual Therapist)

London, SW6
07593 771481 07593 771481 Registered / Accredited

About me

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.

Specialisms:

  • Abuse
  • Addictions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief / Bereavement
  • Health Anxiety
  • OCD
  • PTSD
  • 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

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.

BABCP

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.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

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

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Further information

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.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages French, Spanish,English

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 Unspecified

Availability

I am flexible with sessions taking into account clients working and commuting also or with family commitments I offer sessions as early as 6am to 9pm and weekends also.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
Nicole Bedari (Multilingual Therapist)

Nicole Bedari (Multilingual Therapist)