- Fee assured
- Verified account
- Behavioural Activation (BA)
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Short Term Psychodynamic Therapy
- Video and telephone consultations
I am a Chartered Counselling psychologist with over 15 years of experience working in mental health. I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space where people can explore a range of issues in order to create meaningful change in their lives.
Why seek therapy?
Therapy provides an opportunity to slow down and listen to ourselves. This creates a space where we can start to hear what we need, and gain insight and understanding into why things are how they are. This awareness can provide more choice in how we manage certain experiences, or in how we interact with other people. In other words, it gives the possibility of developing a healthier and more fulfilling way of living.
How I work
The kind of support and input that a person might need when they come to therapy will vary considerably. I do not therefore believe that one type of therapy fits all, and instead draw from a broad range of models to inform an individualised, integrative approach. I primarily draw from relational ways of working, but will incorporate cognitive behavioural and trauma informed interventions when needed. I have completed additional training in Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy in addition to current training in Psychosexual Therapy.
I aim to help people manage both the symptoms of distress as well as gain insight into the factors underlying it. Such factors might be connected to issues such as loss, changes in identity, or past trauma. I have a specialist interest in understanding how a person�s difficulties and life circumstances are influenced by their ways of relating to themselves and to other people. By this, I mean that our patterns of perceiving and interacting with others can powerfully affect the decisions we make and how we feel about ourselves. Sometimes these patterns are out of our awareness and can lead us to act in unhelpful or even self-destructive ways. The acknowledgement of certain parts of ourselves can be a challenging process, but ultimately I believe that it provides greater flexibility and choice in our day-to-day lives.
I place a lot of importance in keeping up to date with new research within the field so that my practice is informed by new, and relevant knowledge.
Areas of interest
depression; anxiety; stress; work stress; burnout; relationship difficulties; sexual difficulties; breakups; divorce; loss; health problems; sexuality issues; trauma
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Gynaecological disorders
- Nicole Burnham