Nicola Saunders


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07900 126537

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Therapist - London

London E1
07900 126537
Sessions from £65.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary Rates

About me and my therapy practice

I am a BACP Accredited Psychodynamic Counsellor & UKCP registered Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist  practicing for over 20 years.  I have experience of providing counselling  & psychotherapy to a wide and diverse group of people.

Psychotherapy and counselling are about change & to that end I am interested in supporting people in gaining an understanding of how their early childhood relationships & experiences influence who they are, and how this can at times get in the way of people being how they want to be.  For example, coping strategies which were developed to manage upset and distress but have outgrown their usefulness can prove difficult to give up.  Or relationship styles, patterns & ways of thinking developed in childhood may not work in current relationships with friends, partners, children or work colleagues.  

At the initial assessment which lasts for 1.5 hours you can begin to tell me about yourself & what it is that is worrying you. The assessment will also enable you to get a sense of me & to consider if you would like to continue with further sessions. Ongoing sessions last for 50 minutes & are at the same time & day each week. People usually attend for 12 sessions if they wish to focus on a particular area of their life or have a particular concern they want to address. People usually attend for longer than 12 sessions when they wish to look at their life in greater depth, or have experienced significant & disruptive events in their life which require a longer time to talk about.

Integral to effective psychotherapy is a positive & collaborative working relationship, which supports people to heal & change, whilst acknowledging & respecting the individuality of each person.  

I work to the BACP & UKCP code of ethics.

What I can help with

Addictions, Eating disorders, Obsessions, OCD, Self-harm, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Service veterans, Coaching supervision, Development coaching, Executive coaching, Leadership coaching, Health related issues, Cultural issues, Men's issues, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Women's issues, Child related issues, Infertility, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Sex-related issues, Anger management, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Groups, Organisations

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited

Supervisor - London

London E1
07900 126537
Sessions from £55.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

Supervision whether individual or in a group is a regular meeting within which practitioners can think & reflect on their clinical work with their supervisor. As a clinical supervisor my thinking is influenced by social psychology, systems theory, psychoanalytical developmental thinking, relational psychotherapy & attachment theory. I am experienced in supervising trainees, newly qualified & experienced counsellors & psychotherapists from various theoretical orientations.  

I also facilitate individual & organisational group supervision & Reflective Practice Groups to teams within voluntary sector.

What I can help with

Addictions, Eating disorders, Obsessions, Self-harm, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Service veterans, Coaching supervision, Executive coaching, Leadership coaching, Cultural issues, Identity issues, Men's issues, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Women's issues, Child related issues, Infertility, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Sex-related issues, Anger management, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational, Systemic

Clients I work with

Adults, Groups, Organisations

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work