• Home
  • >Nicole Grilo MBPsS Eating Disorders and Addictions Specialist (MBACP FDAP)

Nicole Grilo MBPsS Eating Disorders and Addictions Specialist (MBACP FDAP)

Southampton SO17 & Poole BH14

About me

Whether you want to let go of your past or piece together your future - attending therapy, that is non-judgemental, will allow you to explore your thoughts and give you a chance to hear yourself say them out loud. Within a safe therapeutic environment, you will learn how to build the confidence to express yourself and empower yourself to make positive changes. I have worked with young children, teens and adults with eating disorders and addictions. Within these client groups, I offer both a psychotherapeutic and CBT approach towards anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, clinical perfectionism, identity and interpersonal difficulties.

Initially, I trained in humanistic counselling which ensures that treatment is client-led. Since then I have completed an MSc Psychology through the University of Bristol. More recently, I have started the first stage of Health Psychology training at Bournemouth University. This allowed me to develop as a psychological therapist who can also deliver Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Anxiety, Depression, Eating Disorders and Addictions. All treatment can be intensive and requires your commitment.

I have worked in the private sector at both the Priory Hospital and the Wellbeing Centre in Southampton. I have also worked in Kimmeridge court for the NHS as an Eating Disorders Specialist and various charities as an Addictions Specialist. I am a reflective therapist and place each individual at the core of my process using an integrative approach. Therapy can also help those that need a boost during a period of change to help them develop personally. Information, support and advice sessions can also be arranged for parents who would like further guidance around helping their child cope.

Unfortunately, there has been an escalation in COVID-19 cases worldwide and within the nation. This is stressful for many of us and especially for our elderly loved ones.

I am taking the initiative to move on to online therapy for the foreseeable future so that we can all collaboratively stop the spread of the virus, protect ourselves and help our community.

- 1 session will cost £70-80

Those who need concessions due to being under benefits/self-employment/redundancies or other financial difficulties please have a chat with me and we can discuss a further discount to your sessions. Sadly all concession sessions are taken currently.

I am able to use a variety of platforms which include WhatsApp, Zoom, FaceTime and Skype. Everyone has their preferences and it will be up to you to choose the appropriate platform for you. If you are unsure we can have a chat to help you make this choice. Further to this, I can try to help you set anything up to the best of my ability. I can offer up to ten minutes so that we can test out your platform with no extra charge.

Over the coming weeks, I will also be releasing advice and activities to help you, your friends, families and loved ones to get through this time while keeping our mental wellbeing.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

I have strong moral values and an altruistic attitude. I am a respected and valued professional. I am a committed and skilled individual that brings a sharp mind and caring attitude to the profession. I am a reflective therapist and I place each individual at the core of my process.

My therapy services address Eating Disorders, Life Coaching, Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Self-esteem, Perfectionism, Motivation for Change, Addiction and Problems with Drugs and Alcohol. Therapy can also help those that need a boost during a period of change to help them develop professionally or personally. Information, support and advice sessions can be arranged for parents who would like some guidance around helping their children cope or overcome their issues.

If you want to ask any questions and have a 30 minute conversation call 07513759741 or any further enquiries can be sent to nicolegrilo@icloud.com

Training, qualifications & experience

MBPsS Graduate Basis for Chartership as a Psychology for the British Psychological Society

BACP Registered Counsellor
FDAP Accredited Counsellor

MANTRA - King's College London

CBT-E (enhanced for Eating Disorders) - Oxford University

MSc Psychology of Education - University of Bristol

BSc (Hons) Addictions Counselling
Masters Certificate in Childhood Eating Disorders and Obesity
BSc (Hons) Human Nutrition                                                                                   Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Children and Young People (Anxiety, OCD and Eating Disorders)

I run my own well-being business which offers professional therapy services alongside nutritional advice. I believe that a combined effort to take care of one’s mental well-being and physical well-being is essential to living a balanced lifestyle.

I am an experienced therapist and hold my own professional indemnity insurance. My range of therapeutic services are offered in, and around, Bournemouth and Southampton.

Over the past ten years, I have worked in the public sector exploring health and illness in society and learned about social influence on human health. I am an experienced counsellor and have spent the last five years working in the field of addiction.

Through out my career I have worked with young children who were picky eaters, adolescents and adults with eating disorders, as well as elderly people. Becoming more experienced in the field, my interests directed me into expanding my therapeutic capacity into both a nutritionist and a counsellor.

I have worked in international treatment centres inside and outside of the UK where I was able to gain experience with both adults and young people with a variety of process addictions and mental health issues. I have worked as a therapist with children, young people and adults in different local charities helping those suffering with drug and alcohol addiction. In recent years I have worked within a private healthcare hospital setting offering therapy to adults experiencing difficulties with anorexia nervosa, binge eating and bulimia nervosa. I have also worked on an CAMHS inpatient unit using CBT and psychotherapy.

My most recent training has been with Bournemouth University on the stage one Health Psychology route which means that I will soon be an accredited Psychologist. I mainly use CBT-E which is the enhanced version of cognitive behavioural therapy which has been adapted for individuals with eating disorders. This choice of treatment can be intensive and requires commitment which is why online therapy is a good option to offer flexibility. Treatment starts intensively and then slows down towards the end of treatment. The treatment can also be complimented by focusing on self-esteem, perfectionism and interpersonal problems. Other therapeutic alternatives to CBT-E can include MANTRA.

I am an accredited member of the Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals (FDAP) and a registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) which means that I abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling.

I invest in my professional development and have received the following qualifications:

MSc Health Psychology - Bournemouth University (Current); MSc Psychology - University of Bristol (2019); MANTRA through King's College London; CBT-E (Eating Disorders) through CREDO (current); Prevent Training 2016; Abuse within Teenage Relationships Training 2016; Common Assessment Framework (CAF) 2016; Child Sexual Exploitation Level 3 2015; Domestic Violence Level 1; Risk Management 2015; Information Governance 2015; Challenging Behaviour 2015; Safeguarding Adults Awareness 2014; Mental Capacity Act, The Legislation 2014; The Legal Highs Phenomenon 2014; Recording Skills and Report Writing Adult Services 2013; Safeguarding Children Level 3 2013; Health and Safety 2013; Childhood Eating Disorders and Obesity 2011; Emotional Freedom Technique Level 1 2011.

If you want to ask any questions and have a 30 minute conversation call 07513759741 or any further enquiries can be sent to nicolegrilo@icloud.com

Member organisations

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.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Photos & videos

Fees

Unfortunately, there has been an escalation in COVID-19 cases worldwide and within the nation. This is stressful for many of us and especially for our elderly loved ones.

I am taking the initiative to move on to online therapy for the foreseeable future so that we can all collaboratively stop the spread of the virus, protect ourselves and help our community.

I have therefore reviewed the prices for the sessions to help with the financial burden:

- 1 session over video chat will cost £70-80

Those who need concessions due to being under benefits/self-employment/redundancies or other financial difficulties please have a chat with me and we can discuss a further discount to your sessions.

I am able to use a variety of platforms which include WhatsApp, Zoom, FaceTime and Skype. Everyone has their preferences and it will be up to you to choose the appropriate platform for you. If you are unsure we can have a chat to help you make this choice. Further to this, I can try to help you set anything up to the best of my ability. I can offer up to ten minutes so that we can test out your platform with no extra charge.

Over the coming weeks, I will also be releasing advice and activities to help you, your friends, families and loved ones to get through this time while keeping our mental wellbeing.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Information and advice sessions are available for parents who would like some guidance on how to best support their children in overcoming challenges. Home visits can be arranged. Contact nicolegrilo@icloud.com for more information.

If you want to ask any questions and have a 30 minute conversation call 07513759741 or any further enquiries can be sent to nicolegrilo@icloud.com

Further information

If you want to ask any questions and have a 30 minute conversation call 07513759741 or any further enquiries can be sent to nicolegrilo@icloud.com

Poole
BH14

Southampton
Dorset
SO17

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages Portuguese

Availability

I am currently available through out the week. I am offering online video chat therapy, using Skype, at the moment due to COVID-19.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Social

Nicole Grilo MBPsS Eating Disorders and Addictions Specialist (MBACP FDAP)

Nicole Grilo MBPsS Eating Disorders and Addictions Specialist (MBACP FDAP)

Save profile Saved Call me

Call options

Landline

07513759741 07513759741

Mobile

07513759741 07513759741
Message me