Frequently Asked Questions

Fees are £85 for a 50 minute, face to face session.

Fees are payable by cash or card on the day or BACS payment in advance.
I use the structure of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and a range of other techniques where appropriate. See Supporting Therapies.
MSc in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Goldsmiths College)
Full Member of the Association of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapists
Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing Certificates, Parts 1 and 2
Certificate in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis – British Medical Hypnotherapy Board

I have been working as a therapist since 1997 and have 4 years experience working within an IAPT NHS service as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. I currently work in private practice and at The Priory Hospital as a psychotherapist. I am also a supervisor for the College of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies.

http://www.cbttherapies.org.uk/
CBT is a brief, goal orientated therapy, which usually takes between 5 to 12 sessions to bring about lasting change. It is different to traditional analytic psychotherapy, which can last for months and sometimes years.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on changing the way you think about yourself and the world around you. It is a structured approach that helps you discover the source of your problem and enables you to think and act in more appropriate ways.

It works best if you have a specific issue you want to address. See list of Services.

“Men are disturbed not by things but by the view they take of them”. Epictetus

CBT is focused mainly on the present and helps the client to create healthy and realistic alternatives to current problematic thoughts, emotions and behaviours. CBT offers proven techniques for solving problems. It is based on the philosophy that people are disturbed, not by the events that happen to them, but by the beliefs they hold relating to the events. The therapist works closely with the client to identify any deep-seated, unhelpful beliefs that may lie at the heart of the problem. The therapist and the client then work together to weaken the unhelpful beliefs and to create new helpful beliefs. The new beliefs then create healthier thoughts, emotions and behaviours. Ultimately, CBT helps people to develop a philosophy and approach to living that can increase effectiveness and happiness in all areas of life. CBT can treat a variety of conditions including: anxiety, assertiveness, blushing, OCD, confidence, exam nerves, headaches, stage fright, phobias, weight, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), insomnia, nail biting, pain, panic attacks, stopping smoking, skin complaints, snoring, stress and many more.
CONFIDENCE: "I’m at a place in my life I never dreamed I could be before seeking help, I’ve got so much to thank Nicola for. I’ve already recommended friends and family and would recommend anyone to go and try it once and really feel the difference in themselves. I’ve never had so much confidence, really a transformation for me. Nicola, you’re amazing."
Sara Carby