Nissa McLean MA, BSc., PGDip.
I am a qualified Psychodynamic Counsellor, accredited with the British Psychoanalytic Council and have a private practice in London N1.
My previous early background is in Fine Art, within which I received an MA. I later studied Health Psychology, obtaining an honours degree and worked in the Mental Health charitable sector, for 12 years, where I gained valuable experience in Mental Health Advocacy and Community facilitation and a deeper understanding of individual differences and the impact of psychological distress and mental health issues.
In my capacity as a qualified Psychodynamic Counsellor, accredited with the British Psychoanalytic Council, I have worked alongside clients experiencing emotional distress for a variety of reasons: low self-esteem, relationship difficulties (jealousy and envy); anxiety; depression; bereavement and loss; obsessional thoughts and behaviours and disordered eating.
My focus is to work with my client's, towards enabling a greater sense of the meaning of their symptoms and their underlying causes, within the context in which they have arisen: to gain a deeper understanding of the impact of developmental and environmental influences. This can lead to the processing of difficult feelings, such as fear, anger, shame and guilt and build on the capacity within each individual to reach their potential and re-discover positive, life affirming experiences.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Psychodynamic Counsellor, accredited with the British Psychoanalytic Council: Registration Number 17122.
(Please see general information about me and my service - above)
My experience includes working alongside individuals suffering emotional distress due to difficult feelings, with regard to relationship difficulties; anxiety; depression and dissociation; bereavement and loss. In addition, issues related to addiction, including repetitive, obsessional behaviours and eating disorders.
My focus is towards enabling clients to develop a greater sense of the meaning of their difficulties and the context in which they have arisen; towards the understanding and processing of difficult feelings, such as fear, anger, shame and guilt and the re-discovery of a greater capacity for positive, life affirming experiences.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
My counselling fee is between £50 and £80 a session.
My practice is in a convenient location, with good train and bus links.
Street parking using an online payment system, is available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Please email me so that we can discuss a mutually convenient session time.
Types of client