Nicola Elmes

Nicola Elmes


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07900 241 191

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Therapist - London

London SW2
07900 241 191
Sessions from £65.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

I work weekdays Monday to Friday and evenings Monday to Thursday.

I do work occasional Saturdays.

About me and my therapy practice

Before you read on about me,  I have had to move my practice back to online during the second lockdown. However the BACP guidelines do state that I can offer face to face sessions for those not able to work online.

As an alternative to online, I am also offering walking therapy. Please contact me directly for further details.

"Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change."Jim Rohn

Have you got that niggling feeling that things aren't right? You don't feel happy or you feel stuck in negative behavioural patterns? Or it could be painful unresolved issues from your past, or daily life issues like anxiety that are affecting you in the here and now. Therapy is a great place to start. Through a collaborative process I can work with you to identify what might be holding you back or keeping you stuck and giving you the support you need to move forward. I work integratively which means I use different styles of therapy but tailor it to suit you as every client is an individual and has different needs.

Relationship in trouble? Couples therapy can be invaluable for providing a safe space to work through all the issues that arise between you. In my experience many couples simply lose the ability to communicate effectively and get themselves heard. I can work with you to help get you towards having a healthy relationship. I find that sometimes just a few sessions can be really effective, but of course I offer long term work and support if it is required.

I have gained experience by working in an NHS environment and privately with issues ranging from:

*Anxiety

*Depression

*Eating Disorders

*Family issues and couples work

*Bereavement

*Lack of self confidence and low sense of worth and self esteem.

I strive to create a relaxed informal confidential safe space. I run my Private Practice in Brixton, and work at The Awareness Centre in Clapham.

Practice description

My practice is very much client focussed. As I work integratively that means that I am qualified to work with a variety of different types of therapy. As I am also CBT qualified this is suitable for lots of people.

I also offer walking therapy which is a great compromise for clients not comfortable with being inside, which is especially helpful at this present time.

My first session

The first session will be getting to know what has brought you to therapy.  We will go through a brief history and then I will ask you some health questions. I use this information to suggest a way of working that I think will be appropriate to you.

This is an opportunity for you to ask any questions about me and the process. Some clients like to set out some goals or what they would like to get out of the process, however not everybody is sure of that at that stage.

It is important to mention that there is no obligation to continue with the therapy at this point. I encourage clients to take some time to consider if I am offering the right process for them.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, EAP, Older adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited