Nicola Woods

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Nicola Woods

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My Approach

I am passionate about the power of psychotherapy in helping us develop greater self-awareness, compassion and acceptance. It supports us in moving away from living our lives in survival mode to thriving in life and being able to access more joy and freedom.

How I work?

Starting therapy for the first time can feel like a frightening and daunting experience, it takes a lot of courage to start on this journey. I will meet you where you are with kindness, compassion, acceptance and non-judgement. We will work together to slowly explore and unpack the patterns of thought and behaviour that are preventing you from living your life fully and authentically.

I work in a mindful, embodied and relational way, we will pay attention to your thoughts, feelings, and body sensations without judgement bringing awareness in the present moment to the coping mechanisms and relational patterns that possibly once kept you safe as a little one but are now a hindrance in adulthood.

I support clients experiencing a wide range of difficulties such as anxiety and panic attacks, depression, a sense of feeling lost, addiction, childhood developmental trauma such as emotional and physical abuse and neglect, and sexual abuse, sexual assault, PTSD, working with feelings of fear, anger and shame, obsessive and intrusive thought patterns, imposter syndrome, working with a strong inner critic, struggling with work/life balance, stress and burnout, social anxiety, issues with intimacy and relationships, bereavement, grief and loss, bereavement of a beloved pet.

About Me

About Me

I am a Mindfulness-based Core Process Psychotherapist, I am accredited and registered with the UK Council of Psychotherapists (UKCP) and the Association of Core Process Psychotherapists (ACPP).

I am also a trained EMDR Therapist and working towards accreditation with EMDR Europe.

Prior to training as a Psychotherapist, I worked as an Organisational Development Consultant working with senior leaders across multiple industries in supporting them in designing and implementing change programmes, culture, talent management and wellbeing strategies to improve and enhance the employee experience.

Through my experience, I have an acute understanding of the stresses and challenges of the corporate world. My own personal therapy helped me recover from stress, burnout and anxiety and provided a deeper awareness as to my patterns that lead me to burnout.

Qualifications and Experience

I have a Professional Certificate in Counselling Skills from Maynooth University, Ireland,
an MA in Mindfulness based Core Process Psychotherapy from the Karuna Institute. I’m a fully accredited member of the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP) and adhere to their ethical codes of conduct and practice.

I have also completed all parts of EMDR Europe Accredited Training from The EMDR Academy and am currently working towards accreditation with EMDR Europe.

I work with

  • Individuals

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Core Process Psychotherapist

Types of sessions

  • Online Therapy

UKCP College

  • Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC)

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