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I have sessions available on Monday and Tuesday afternoon and evening.
About me and my therapy practice
If you struggle with emotional eating, have a hard time liking your body and know there must be more to life than constantly worrying, I may be able to help.
I’m Nikkita, a BACP registered therapist and I’ve spent the last decade helping women feel confident in their bodies and free to live their lives.
My clients range from professional women to stay at home mums, who despite putting themselves under a lot of pressure, never feel good enough. Their minds are often secretly preoccupied by everything they need to do and endless improvements they need to make, be it in their careers, appearance or relationships.
My more than 13 years as a personal trainer, along with my own personal experiences, have strengthened my understanding, compassion and empathy for women who feel immense pressure to be perfect. This pressure often manifests itself into binge eating and drinking, ruminating about calories, being unhappy with their body and trying a bunch of diets, workout programmes or gym memberships to fix it. The trouble is, with each new attempt and failure, their confidence and self-esteem gets chipped away and no matter how hard they try, they keep repeating the same mistakes over and over again.
This pattern has a knock on effect and can impact many, if not all areas of your life. It is frustrating, depressing and anxiety provoking - mostly it’s just exhausting and completely robs your life of joy.
Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be that way.
I provide specialist counselling and psychotherapy to women who want to change their relationship with food, improve their self-confidence and learn to take care of themselves in a way that adds to, rather than diminishes, the joy in their lives.
My approach is integrative, meaning I’ve studied and use a range of different psychological theories in my work. The idea behind this is there is no one size fits all. You’re a unique person with your own unique life experience, thus incorporating different approaches means your therapy can be tailored specifically to you.
While I finished my counselling degree with distinction, my approach isn’t cold, clinical or ‘prescribed’. I’m warm, compassionate and unshockable, so you can expect a judgement free experience. I will always aim to understand your experience from your perspective and work with you to find solutions that suit you and your life.
It is my absolute belief that everyone of us has a good reason for doing what we do. The goal is not to shame ourselves for using the coping strategies that no longer serve us, but rather to give ourselves permission to evolve and try new ways of being.
Got more questions? Send me a message.
My first session
During our first session together, we'll go over what you've been struggling with and what your goals are for therapy. We'll do this at your pace and talk about what feels okay for you.
Once we've established your main struggles and goals, I will ask you to give me a brief overview of your life and what is the driving force behind your desire to start therapy now.
After that, we will talk about how often you would like to come to therapy and discuss your sessions going forward. Generally, my clients commit to 8 weeks, after which we review how you feel towards our work together and go from there.
What I can help with
Anxiety, Depression, Eating disorders, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Women's issues
Types of therapy
Emotionally focused therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
How I deliver therapy