Nicole ScottPsychoanalytic psychotherapist
I am a highly qualified counsellor working in private practice and for the NHS. My experience in each sector has helped me appreciate the diverse needs and wishes of people who come to therapy and the variety of issues that they bring, including, but not limited to: depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, eating disorders, chronic pain, abuse, health conditions and relationship difficulties.
My training, as well as my experience of yoga, meditation and mindfulness has contributed to a strongly held belief in the importance of working towards mind-body integration and a feeling of wholeness. For this reason I pay attention to what is both spoken and unspoken and am interested in the way that physical symptoms might offer us insights into psychological experiences.
I invite clients to talk about their past as a way of illuminating current or recurring difficulties, and I consider the relationship between the client and the therapist to be an important part of the work. I believe that working together in a context of empathy, acceptance and appropriate challenge can lead to increased self-understanding and can facilitate a process of deep and positive change.
I draw my theoretical understanding from psychodynamic, attachment, humanistic, and relational-analytic perspectives. I am a member of The British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP), and the London Hearing Voices Network. I abide by the BACP’s ethical framework.
Issues often worked with
Between £50 and £60 depending on time
Training and qualifications
After a long training I gained a Diploma in Counselling and am in the final stages of completing an MA in Integrative Psychotherapy at The Minster Centre, part of Middlesex University. I also have a Diploma in Biodynamic massage from The Chiron Centre for Body Psychotherapy and qualified with the mental health charity MIND to work with people who hear voices.
I have a BA in History from Oxford University.