Nicola moorePsychodynamic psychotherapist
* Is it time to talk about the issues that stop you enjoying life?
* Has your anxiety, depression or past trauma become too much?
* Perhaps relationships are difficult?
If you are reading this you may have reached a point of needing a change. I have experience in working with adults of all ages and with a diverse range of life stories. Although I normally have 2 practices - Oxford Circus or in Shoreditch - I am now working entirely online via video conferencing. I can still offer a safe place for you to explore your feelings and work through these difficult issues. If you are worried that VC is not a good option for you, why not try out a session and we can discuss your apprehension; therapy is about establishing a rapport and I have had surprisingly good and positive experiences using VC.
I practice a model of psychotherapy called Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. A key part is an emphasis on the exploration of earlier parts of your life, key carers and their role and significance to you. Together with our unconscious motives, exploration of these past influences can help you see the impact on your present life. Thinking together about the events in your life can help you recognise the patterns that have evolved and the reasons they can cause your problems. Together we can explore the issues that might inform us, help us make links within your life and thus help you to view things differently. Working towards better relationship remains an important goal to a better life for you.
It's not always easy to open up to a stranger but it is also the reason you might be able to talk about things you find difficult elsewhere. A key part of therapy is the development of a strong alliance between us so that you can fully make use of the therapeutic process. Therapy isn't always easy and does entail talking about painful events and expressing difficult emotions. I respect that you be talking about things that are deeply personal; indeed it may be the first time you have told anyone some of these details. Our aim will be to help you understand yourself differently and to relieve the symptoms that inhibit and trouble you. It is the very particular relationship offered in psychotherapy that provides the real opportunity for a shift within you. This can lead to greater self-awareness and offers you the chance to make the changes you seek.
OnlineI also provide my services online.
Issues often worked with
An initial consultation is £50 and is where we start. You will be able to tell me something about yourself and what you think the issue(s) is that you want to tackle. We can discuss what therapy might be like for you and what the time commitment is so that you can make arrangements.
Together we can discuss the best way forward for you.
Ongoing fees are £85 per session. (There are certain circumstances for which I can offer a lower fee.)
I am registered with major health insurers such as BUPA, AXA PPP, Aviva, Vitality Health & Cigna. If you have insurance, it is worth enquiring whether you are eligible for counselling with me through them which means that all or the majority of the cost is covered by your policy.
Training and qualifications
I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Theory and Practice from WPF, a highly regarded training institution here in London that combines academic study of theory alongside clinical experience. I am a registered member of the UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy), BPC (British Psychoanalytic Council) and FPC (the graduate body of WPF) and I comply with their professional ethical codes.
I also have experience of working within charities and the NHS, where I have experience in counselling and psychotherapy with a diverse group of service users. I have extensive experience with forensic clients.
I believe in the importance of continuing my professional development and regularly attend workshops and seminars to develop skills based on the practice of both classic psychoanalytic theories and more modern variations that are in current psychotherapy practice.