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Hi, I'm Nina.
I offer remote therapy, that you can access from the comfort of your home or office, and at a time that suits your schedule and needs. This includes:
- audio and video sessions for a more traditional experience
- SMS if you prefer writing, but still want 'live' responses
- email sessions, which can really help reduce sensory overload or demands, or provide better access to support, if you struggle with time or schedule management.
I have training and extensive experience working with areas relating to identity or belonging, including:
- people of mixed culture or living a mixed culture life e.g. expat or immigrant life
- suspected or diagnosed neurodivergence
- gender, sexual or relationship diversity.
I also have lived experience, identifying as neurodiverse myself (currently undergoing assessment) from a highly neurodivergent family, and with fluidity and openness around sexual and relationship preferences.
If you have questions and would like to book a free introductory session, or you want to go straight to booking an initial therapy session with me, please get in touch via email at email@example.com.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have 20 years of experience within mental health and wellbeing. I have worked in a therapeutic setting since 2010, in private practice as a counsellor and Reiki healer, and as a volunteer and school counsellor for ARC Counselling in Wokingham, Berkshire. I have been based in Stockholm since 2021 and continue to work online with UK clients.
I hold a BSc in Psychology from Manchester University, specialising in the psychology of love, social communication via the Internet, and work-related stress. During this time I also obtained training and experience of working with neurodivergence - I also self identify as neurodivergent (currently undergoing assessment).
I am an accredited Gestalt Counsellor and trained at the Gestalt Centre in Old Street, London. I have obtained additional training and experience in:
- Anger, leading to violence, depression or lack of direction
- Gender, sexual and relationship diversity
- Racial and cultural identity
- Neurodivergence including ADHD, autism, dyslexia and giftedness
- Women and mental health, including the impact and experience of menopause
- Ways of working such as:
- Email counselling
- Online and telephone counselling
- Outdoor/nature or ‘walk and talk’ therapy
- Meditation, visualisation and mindfulness practices
- Therapeutic writing such as journalling and freefall writing
Growing up as a child of mixed culture and of mixed religions, from a family with strong neurodivergent minds, my focus is on working with those who may struggle to find their place of belonging in the world, and strive to find a way to live a life where they can truly be themselves.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Because of my own cultural background I have a particular interest in the impact of difference, whether cultural, relating to faith and belief, or individual e.g. neurodiversity such as ASD, mental health problems, physical difference.
I work with what arises from feeling different or misunderstood, and the impact on life direction this can have. For example, when it leads to feelings of anger, anxiety, depression, helplessness or lack of purpose.
I also work with issues relating to life transition points, and their impact on relationships with self and others. These transitions might include:
- Changing identity or life choices, for example:
- Confusion around your gender or sexual identity
- Becoming an adult
- Marriage, pregnancy or becoming a parent
- Coping with age-related changes, including menopause and andropause (‘male menopause’)
- Relationship breakdown, including infidelity or jealousy
- Coping with issues relating to start and end of life:
- Conception and pregnancy
- Dying and death
- Loss of faith or uncertainty surrounding personal beliefs.
These transitions can result in existential crisis. This is where everything you once assumed or expected in life, has been lost. You may feel uncertain or afraid. You no longer feel able to predict or assure your future. You may be wondering, what is my purpose?
£50.00 - £100.00
Free initial telephone or online session
I offer a sliding scale from £50 to £70 for a 50 minute session. Longer sessions of 90 minutes range from £75 to £100. You choose your fee before we start working together, and let me know (via email before we start our next session) if you need to change it - up or down - at any time, no reason needed.
If you wish to try my shorter, 30-minute sessions, the fees start from £30.
For up-to-date information on my counselling fees, please go to:
Please note, I do not work during Swedish school holidays, and will notify you of dates when we start working together. I would welcome advance notice of any holidays or breaks you also have planned.
When I work
Email counselling times will be as agreed between us which means you can choose when you write and send your email e.g. weekends or night times.
For more information about me or what I offer, please visit my website at https://ninekeys.co.uk or any of my social media sites listed in this profile.
Special request: if you are an advertiser, please do not contact me. I am not interested in any advertising or promotion offers.