Dr Nigel Campbell
Hello, I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and Psychotherapist experienced working with a diverse range of clients and presenting difficulties. I take a professional yet down-to-earth approach to therapy offered in a non-judgemental environment. Taking that first step to find someone to discuss your personal issues with can seem daunting. I believe it is important to find a therapist that you feel comfortable working with. I strive to work very collaboratively with clients from the outset, establishing a sincere and trusting therapeutic relationship. From this relational basis we are then best placed to pursue and realise your goals for therapy.
What therapies do I use?
I am trained to work with several therapeutic models and I try to adopt a therapy approach that best suits the needs of the individual. I primarily work using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or using an integrative approach.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) assumes that the way you think about situations will influence how you feel and your behavioural reactions. Therapy initially focuses on gaining greater insight about the relationship between thoughts, feelings and behaviours. CBT also considers that early life experiences can lead to forming unhelpful negative core beliefs and skewed assumptions about ourselves, others and the world. These beliefs and assumptions then fuel negative thinking and problematic behaviours in the present day. CBT aims to challenge patterns of negative thinking, beliefs and behaviours to bring about change, establishing new coping skills to more effectively manage your emotions. CBT can often begin to bring significant relief from psychological difficulties after relatively few sessions.
I also work integratively, drawing on elements from several approaches as appropriate. I incorporate aspects from relationship-focused approaches which can be particularly useful for difficulties primarily concerned with relating to others, be that with family, friends, partners or work colleagues. Certain relationships can prove difficult to manage and can be connected with much emotional distress. I integrate principles which help to promote empowerment, personal growth and finding ways of living where you can be more 'true' to yourself. I find an integrative approach provides the flexibility to reflectively respond to what are often complex client needs in therapy.
Currently I am offering face-to face counselling and psychotherapy to individuals and couples. I offer short-term or more open-ended psychotherapy depending on what we agree would be most helpful. Feel free to get in touch, or ask any questions and we can take it from there. Client confidentiality will be respected at all times.
I am also a recognised provider for health insurance companies Aviva, Vitality, Cigna, AXA PPP, WPP.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have experience delivering counselling in NHS Primary Care (GP surgery) and NHS services for severe and enduring emotional difficulties. I also have substantial experience working with drug and alcohol addictions with individuals and via group counselling. I have been a psychotherapist for respected community based organisations such as Mind. I have worked with clients over short-term as well as providing long-term psychotherapy (24 weeks plus).
During my clinical work I have supported adult and adolescent clients with psychological difficulties ranging from anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, anger management, addictions, phobias, assertiveness, perfectionism, health anxiety, chronic illness, sleep problems to relationship issues, struggles with life transitions and more.
I have a Post-graduate Diploma in Psychology and a Certificate in Professional Development: Counselling Skills. I have a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology.
I am member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and the British Psychological Society (CPsychol). I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). I adhere to a strict code of ethics and principles for approved professional practice. I receive regular clinical supervision for my client work and I am professionally insured for practice.
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.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
British Psychological Society
British Psychological Society
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
Initial consultation session is £60 (day or evening)
My session rate for individuals is £80
My couples counselling rate is £90
Some reduced fee rates may be available for students and those on low incomes
Health insurance rates are available on request.
Note: Sessions last 50 minutes
I'm located in a charming, converted fire station on Tabernacle Street. Easily accessible via short walks from Old Street (Northern Line & overland trains) or Liverpool Street stations (several tubeline & overland trains). There are multiple bus options nearby.