Nicola Dooley Psychotherapist Crystal Palace, South East London


I have worked as a counsellor and psychotherapist since 1999, most recently as a Staff Counsellor for the London Fire Brigade. In addition I have worked in a range of contexts including a GP surgery, Sutton Hospital Psychotherapy Dept, PACE, an Alcohol and Drugs agency and private practice.

I was also chair of the Trauma Network ( London) from 2012 - 2014. This is an organisation where Psychotherapists, Counsellors and Psychologists, working with clients who have experienced trauma, regularly meet and share knowledge about new ways of working with trauma.

Previously I worked as a research assistant at the Institute of Psychiatry on adoption and fostering and then in a social work team, working with vulnerable adults. I bring this knowledge and experience to my current work.


My main qualifications are as follows:

  • BSc (Hons) Social Psychology, Univ.London 1987
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills and Counselling Theory, CSCT 1999
  • MSC in Integrative Psychotherapy, Metanoia Institute 2004
  • Certificate in Somatic Trauma Therapy 2006
  • EMDR Part 3 in 2008
  • Certificate in Sensorimotor Therapy for Trauma Level I, SPI 2010
  • Diploma in Clinical Supervision & Consultancy, The Grove 2011

  • I regularly attend further training as part of my Continuing Professional Development. This enables me to review my practice in light of current clinical thinking and developments and ensure I am offering you what is considered best practice in the profession. Other trainings have included working with self harm, cognitive therapy with trauma and anxiety disorders, ¬†transgender issues, traumatic attachments and addictions.¬†

    Professional Organisations

    My regulatory bodies are the UKCP and BACP and I am guided by and adhere to their respective ethical frameworks. This includes me having regular supervision to support my work with you and having Professional Indemnity Insurance.

    For more details about these organisations and their ethical framework please click on the links below:

  • UKCP
  • BACP
  • Qualifications & Experience. Tree reflections

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