Nicholas Blackburn, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Nicholas Blackburn


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Nicholas Blackburn, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Nicholas Blackburn

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About Me

As a therapist I supporting individuals suffering from anxiety, depression and anger to make significant changes in their lives, as well as aiding the process of coming to terms with trauma and loss. I also work with couples. The initial session is free.

I am an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor with a strong background in academia and the arts and I also have extensive experience in working with gay, lesbian and trans* people. I am currently Honorary Secretary of The Site for Contemporary Psychoanalysis and a member of The Council of Psychoanalysts-UK.

The type of psychotherapy I practice usually takes place once or twice a week, currently in person, on Skype or the phone: I am experienced in seeing people in this way and during the pandemic I have found online or telephone work dynamic and effective, it is also a flexible solution if your work or location makes it hard for you to attend in person each week. The ongoing 50min session began with psychoanalysis, informed by the work of Freud, Lacan and others, but is adapted to the modern world. We will work together to try to understand the roots of what you are bringing to therapy and how might relate to your past and to other areas of your life. Change takes time but it's also important there is an end in sight. As a counsellor I can also help you manage stress and enable you to have new thoughts and make new choices about different aspects of your life. I am on the list of accepted therapists for AXA and WPA Health Insurance.

I work with

  • Couples
  • Families
  • Groups
  • Individuals
  • Private healthcare referrals

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.

I am used to working with clients with ADHD diagnoses as well as those curious about how the label might be a tool for making changes in their lives. I am currently very interested in the overlaps between ADHD, autism, trauma and depression as ways of organising a person's experiences of their struggles in life, relationships and work. I think there are many possibilities for a good life even when several of these aspects are in play.
I believe sexuality is a complex and creative arena for self-expression and relating to others and that overcoming fear and shame around our private thoughts and feelings often increases our potential in pursuing other aspects of our lives.

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Psychoanalyst
  • Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist

What I can help with

  • Abuse
  • Addiction
  • Sex Problems
  • Sexuality
  • Stress

Types of sessions

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

UKCP College

  • Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis College (CPJAC)
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