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Elaine Nicholson

Integrative counsellor
Limited availability

About Me

I am a private practitioner specialising in autism spectrum/Asperger's syndrome.  I work with all ages. I also work with couples and families. I am particularly expert in couples counselling where Asperger's/autism features. I founded the UK-wide charity Action for Asperger's - the world's first autism-specialist counselling organisation. Her Majesty The Queen awarded me an MBE for my work in the field of Asperger's/autism 2016. I have written/write a number of articles for counselling/special needs journals on the subject of autism per se and have appeared in the Channel 5 production "My Violent Child". My working in this field comes from a visceral, empathic place, for autism/Asperger's is in my family.

I have also undertaken 4 years of further CPD training through Cambridge Body Psychotherapy Centre and am registered with the UKCP as a trainee body psychotherapist, running a separate body psychotherapy practice www.upeksha.co.uk in addition to my autism-specialist private practice www.elainenicholsonmbe.co.uk and the organisation I continue to operate charitably in www.actionforaspergers.org.


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I provide my services online

Issues often worked with

Boarding school syndrome
Complex PTSD
Couple relationships
Emotional abuse
Gender diversity
Hoarding disorder
Sexual problems
Social communication
Suicidal thoughts

Therapy offered

In person
By phone
On video
By email

Client groups



My fee is £75 per hour for counselling & £400 (2 hours + report) for autism gateway assessment.

To book email me on: [email protected]

Training and qualifications

MA Autism

PGC Asperger's syndrome

BACP Counsellor register 145760

UKCP register 2011166457

FRSPH Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health

I have a vast array of CPD certificates in: EMDR, ACT, Hypno-psychotherapy, Personality Disorders, CBT, Suicide, Personality Disorders ++

I am a fourth year Body Psychotherapy student with Cambridge Body Psychotherapy Centre

Verified professional membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy