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About me

I'm a BACP registered psychotherapist with an MA in Integrative Psychotherapy. I am passionate about trauma-informed and inclusive psychotherapy. I believe in working collaboratively and transparently in a flexible, warm and genuine way. I am trained integratively in existential, psychodynamic and humanistic approaches. I have worked with complex trauma and attachment trauma extensively in an acceptance-focused and embodied way. In my work I draw on a number of different therapeutic approaches in order to tailor the way we use the sessions and the kind of conversations we have to you. My aim is to build a therapeutic relationship that respects your personal experiences, needs, priorities, and boundaries.

Whether that's just listening a lot and giving you space to think about what's going on for you; or more actively observing and reflecting on patterns in how you are relating to things in your life and your past so we can explore and understand them together; or working together to develop concrete strategies for living with trauma, stress or depression.

Training, qualifications & experience


Working with Nightmares and Dreams in the Second Stage of Trauma Recovery (Complex Trauma Therapist's Network in the UK)

Working with Complex Trauma in the First Stage of Trauma Recovery (Complex Trauma Therapist's Network in the UK)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Skills Intensive (Mindfulness Training Ltd.)


  • MA in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling (Regents' University London)
  • Certificate of Higher Education in Counselling and Counselling Skills (Birkbeck College)
  • BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (Oxford University)
  • Main areas of experience:
  • Working with trauma, complex trauma and PTSD.
  • Cross-cultural therapy.
  • LGBTQIA+ affirmative therapy.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

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

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Additional information

£70 per 50min session. £35 for an initial 50min session.

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Key details

The entrance way is relatively narrow which may make it difficult to navigate with a wheelchair.


Nina Dearden

Nina Dearden