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About me

I am an experienced, qualified therapist and counsellor and registered member of the BACP. I work with individual adults and adolescents offering a supportive, non judgmental space to reflect on your experiences, explore thoughts, feelings and any difficulties that you may be facing. My approach is grounded in Gestalt and Mindfulness which are compassionate, practical, holistic approaches encouraging greater awareness, self care and personal growth. I work relationally which means I bring myself into the therapeutic work sharing my responses, thoughts and feelings with you. In the work we pay attention to psychological and physical experiences and how they are connected, developing greater awareness to encourage understanding. I am passionate about working in a ‘here and now’ way to support people to expand their awareness and develop greater self care. I am experienced in working with people from a wide range of faiths, ethic backgrounds and from the LGBT community.

My undergraduate and postgraduate education is in anthropology and international development. I went onto work in both statutory and voluntary sector mental health services for young people and adults in East London, where I ran a therapeutic service for young people. I am now in private practice in Hackney.

My guiding principles are:






Common Issues brought to therapy:





Relationship difficulties

Expression of feelings

Difficulties with intimacy

IVF/ Fertility

Childhood issues



Loss / Bereavement

Sexuality/ identity


Feeling Stuck / Life change/ personal development

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered member of the BACP and adhere to their professional and ethical framework.

I have worked in private and public sector mental health services for more than eight years with both adults and young people.

  • Metanoia Institute Dip Psych Gestalt
  • Mindfulness in Professional Practice ( Mindfulness UK)
  • MA Sussex University Anthropology & International Development

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Experience of working with IVF realted issues


Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£65.00 online sessions

I offer concessionary rates and an initial free phone consultation to discuss your needs.


Flexible availability please contact me for details

Further information

Individual counselling usually takes place once a week at the same time and place, in person sessions take place in Hackney at Hackney Therapy, I am also available for online sessions via Skype

short term a minimum of 12, structured and solution focused sessions working on a specific issue or situation

long term, working over months or years to explore deep rooted or historical difficulties

Hackney Therapy
342 Kingsland Rd
E8 4DA

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


Nina Pandora Nicholaou

Nina Pandora Nicholaou