Nikki Cotterill

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Nikki Cotterill

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My Approach

I have an MA in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy from Middlesex University and from BCPC, which means that I can offer a personalised blend of theoretical styles and modalities which are based on rigorous and ongoing research. My approach is deeply relational and warm whilst also gently challenging. I prioritise the creation of a safe and facilitating environment within which I like to work deeply over time, which gives space and opportunity for a rich exploration of themes and relational patterns that are often rooted in early developmental years and can continue to inform relational dynamics and current experiences of daily living. I am committed to continuing personal and professional development and keeping abreast of the most current research in the field of mental health and Psychotherapy.

About Me

Nikki Cotterill MA, Dip, HIP, UKCP registered Psychotherapist, BCPC member. Available in my private practice from Monday to Thursday in Farnham Surrey. Currently offering ‘in person’ and remote online psychotherapy and counselling via Whatsapp, Zoom or Facetime, to individual adults (from age 17) up to 3 times a week according to need.
£50 per 50 minute session with an initial session of 60 minutes also @ £50.
Sessions are completely confidential and I am bound by the UKCP and BCPC codes of ethics which can be found at and

I work with

  • Individuals

Special Interests

Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.

Abuse of any kind, be it, for example, physical, emotional, mental or sexual can leave terrible scars and deep wounds that can feel very personal and shaming. I believe that these wounds are relational wounds because they occurred within a particular relational dynamic, with for example, another person or a group or an institution. I believe that a relational approach within a safe therapeutic space can help begin the process of rebuilding trust that has been betrayed and to eventually restore a sense of personal integrity over time.
Anxiety can be very challenging and is a very common reason for seeking therapy. It can range from low to high to panic. I believe that much anxiety is about feeling out of control or overwhelmed. It can be very physical in the ways it presents itself and extremely hard to manage. Again, anxiety can be eased within a safe and facilitating environment and within a relational setting that is supportive and calm. When we can make sense of our feelings in such an environment we can, I believe, begin a process of ‘letting go’ and become more present and less anxious.
I believe that we meet ourselves and our difficulties in living most keenly in our relationships with others. This means that we can learn from our relational patterns and break free from those patterns that are holding us back.
This can mean a traumatic event which continues to impact life often long after the event has passed. It can also be ‘developmental trauma’ which means really anything (often subtle) which may have disrupted early developmental years and which as a consequence has made relating to others; the world at large or the self more challenging in the present.

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapist

Types of sessions

  • Face to Face - Long Term
  • Face to Face - Short Term
  • Online Therapy

UKCP College

  • Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC)

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