Dr Nimmi Hutnik D. Phil (Oxon.) BABCP accred, C.Psychol
I treat people who are suffering from stress, anxiety and depression, low self esteem, relationship issues and workplace stress. I have my own model of resilience which I use to enable people to recover quickly from the situations that knock them down. I then enable them to determine their own pathway to flourishing.
The following are my specialisms: Abuse, addictions, anger, anxiety, bereavement and loss, bullying, communication and workplace issues, depression, stress, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, phobias, illness anxiety, social anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), trauma, relationship issues, road traffic accidents, cultural issues, spiritual issues, sexuality. Once people are able to manage difficult emotions I encourage them to discover a pathway to resilience and flourishing using he principles and findings of positive psychology.
Till 2017, I was an academic teaching CBT at Masters level. I have a research doctorate from Oxford University.
I also offer supervision to trainees and CBT practitioners.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have doctoral level qualifications in counselling psychology. I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and an accredited cognitive behaviour therapist (CBT). I am accredited by the following professional bodies and abide by their codes of ethics: BABCP, HCPC and BPS. The BABCP is the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies and is the only association that awards bonafide accreditation to practice as a cognitive behaviour therapist. I have also taught counselling and CBT at post graduate level at the University of Surrey, Roehampton University and London South Bank University. In addition, I have a doctorate in psychology from Oxford University.
I have over 25 years of experience. My approach to counselling is informed primarily by CBT, mindfulness and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). However I am integrative in approach and sometimes weave my background of Transactional Analysis and person centred therapy into my therapy with clients.
For couples I use Behavioural Couples Therapy enhanced with Transactional Analysis and Person Centred therapy.
I also offer supervision to trainees who are on the journey towards qualification and accreditation as mental health practitioners. I do this on an individual basis and in group format.
I am open to conducting some sessions over SKYPE if necessary.
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.
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.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
- Individuals £95 per 50 minute session during office hours (9-5 pm only).
- Individuals £110 per 50 minutes session outside of office hours (7 am- 8 am; 5 pm-8pm)
- Insurance companies £120 per 50 minute session. (£150 outside office hours)
- Couples: £150 per session (75 mins.) (£180 outside office hours)
Some concessions are available.
Many people face inter-cultural issues in their relationships. I am widely experienced in dealing with these.
I also use the findings of positive psychology to find greater fulfilment despite the obstacles they face in life. I encourage people to find the wellsprings of joy within themselves, and to learn to get into ‘flow’, which is described by the originator of the concept as a state of ecstasy.
If appropriate and sought for, I will explore spiritual issues with my clients. If you are an atheist, agnostic or not inclined towards spirituality of any sort I will be sensitive to your beliefs and work within your particular framework.