Nicola Kerr Psychodynamic psychotherapist , WC1V
I'm an experienced psychotherapist working with people of all ages and backgrounds. I work within the private and public sector, including the NHS.
I offer two types of therapy.
Short-term psychotherapy, of 12 sessions, where we would agree from the onset to look at a focus.
Long-term psychotherapy which would give us more time to address issues at a deeper level.
What is Psychodynamic Psychotherapy?
My approach to psychotherapy is from the psychodynamic perspective. This has its roots in psychoanalysis (Freud et. al), where experiences from the past may influence your present life. Through these past experiences, patterns and ways of relating may have been formed. These patterns have often been developed unknowingly. I aim to facilitate a judgement free and safe environment, for us to think and work collaboratively, to identify and understand some of these patterns and feelings, so as to gain a fuller understanding of what may be going on for you.
Training and qualifications
I am a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist (PGDip), having trained at Westminster Pastoral Foundation (WPF Therapy) which is one of the UK's leading academic and clinical institutions for counselling and psychotherapy; validated by Roehampton University.
I am a professional member of The British Psychoanalytic Council, and I'm also registered with The Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling (FPC), and therefore I adhere to their code of ethics and working practice.
Alongside my private practice I am working towards accreditation as a Dynamic Interpersonal Therapist (DIT) within the psychological services, at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.
My fee is £70 per session. The length of therapy is discussed together as we proceed. Each session runs for 50 minutes at the same weekly time.