Nicole Burleigh

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London W1G & Thame OX9
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About me

I am an experienced integrative psychotherapist specialising in the area of eating disorders and have extensive experience helping people recover from anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, orthorexia and eating problems that do not fit into a "category". I also work with people struggling with a wide range of other problems too including anxiety; depression and mood disorders; OCD; ADHD; bereavement; relationship problems and co-dependency to name but a few. 

I offer a safe, welcoming space for you to explore whatever is troubling you. My approach is relational and collaborative, tailoring therapy to your specific needs. I believe that you are the expert on you, and the therapeutic space can help you to access your inner wisdom and better understand the maintaining factors of your problem. I can help you with alternative tools and strategies to manage your distress and support you through your healing process. 

My approach is holistic, taking into consideration the emotional, mental, physical, spiritual, social and cultural aspects of each person. I encourage curiosity and exploration of meaning attributed to thoughts, feelings and experience and how this influences your relationship with yourself, others and the world around you. Through gaining insight and self-awareness in the "here and now" of the therapeutic relationship, you are able to experiment with different ways of relating, enabling you to make informed choices rather than reactive responses and to transfer the insight gained in therapy to your life and relationships.

My therapeutic approach is informed by psychodynamic, attachment and family systems theories. I utilise cognitive behavioural aspects and DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy) skills, with emphasis on mindfulness, acceptance and compassion. I offer evidence based treatment and abide by the codes of conduct and ethics of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Training, qualifications & experience

Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Jansen Newman Institute, Sydney, Australia, 2010.

Diploma in Practitioner Skills for Eating Disorders, National Centre for Eating Disorders, 2013. (BPS approved training)

Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, The Minster Centre, London, 2017.

Background and Experience:

I have been working since 2010 as an individual and group psychotherapist in both inpatient and outpatient settings. After qualifying as a psychotherapist in 2010, I worked at South Pacific Private psychiatric hospital in Sydney as part of a multi-disciplinary team, where I gained experience working with addiction, eating disorders, anxiety, depression and mood disorders, personality disorders, co-dependency issues and dual diagnosis. My experience there included facilitating interpersonal group psychotherapy and psycho-educational groups; managing and facilitation of the family program; co-facilitation of the Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) program. After returning to the UK in 2013, I worked as the lead eating disorders therapist at LifeWorks, a private treatment centre in Surrey. I was responsible for developing the eating disorders program and providing training to colleagues. Since 2016, I have worked at the Nightingale Hospital in London, facilitating inpatient groups for the eating disorder department and seeing outpatients for individual psychotherapy. I have also had my own private practice since 2016. 

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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£100.00 - £130.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

When I work

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London, Greater London, W1G

Thame, Oxfordshire, OX9

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Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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