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Nicola Turner
Your Professional Title
Psychotherapist, NeurOptimal® neurofeedback trainer
MSc. Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy, Schema Therapy, Mindfulness, Foundation Jungian Psychology
About Me
I am an accredited psychotherapist and NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback trainer. I have trained in numerous psychotherapeutic approaches so now work integratively meaning I can tailor my approach to suit your evolving needs over the course of therapy. The approaches I draw on are Schema Therapy, Gestalt, Psychodynamic, Mindfulness, CBT, sensorimotor, focussing and Jungian Psychology. Whether you are looking for the pragmatism of a solution focussed approach, a slower and deeper exploration of the past and its ongoing impact or a somatic focus to understand how your body is keeping the score of past experiences, then I am trained to work in all these ways. I also offer Sandplay Therapy which is a largely non verbal approach to therapy and can help to express hidden feelings and perspectives that can be hard to access through talking alone.

In addition to talking therapy I provide NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback training which trains the brain to tap into its inherent ability to self regulate with neuroplasticity. After more than a decade as a psychotherapist I know there are many people who, even after years of therapy, still struggle to regulate emotions and their nervous system. Neurofeedback could be the missing link here because it directly trains the brain and nervous system to return to optimal firing patterns over time. Neurofeedback reads the electrical activity of the brain via electrodes on the scalp then, when it detects that the brain is firing in a turbulent, sub-optimal way, it feeds back this information to the brain via a break in the audio track the participant is listening to. This new information then allows the brain to re-orient to the present moment and to a more efficient firing pattern.

I work with children and adults.

The areas I work with are: low self esteem, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, OCD, Narcissism, children of Narcissistic parents, complex PTSD, emotional instability, attachment wounds, victims of emotional abuse and gaslighting, ADHD, ASD.

The relationship with the therapist is at the heart of every therapy process and so feeling comfortable with me and my approach will be important- I offer a free brief initial phone chat so that you can get a feel for me and that way I work before committing to a session. Please drop me a line if you are interested in knowing more.

If you would like to read more then please take a look at my website: www.positiveperspectives.co.uk
My Therapeutic Approach
I work somatically (understanding how the body is holding past experiences), verbally with talk therapies such as Schema Therapy (a mix of psychodynamic, Gestalt and Object relations) and CBT and with the unconscious via sandplay therapy which is a powerful approach to helping people express symbolically what is hard to put into words.
My Background
Psychology and Psychotherapy studies to MSc level working within the NHS and privately with adults and children.
Type of Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Behavioural Therapy, Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Therapy (CT), Compassion-Focused Therapy, Emotionally Focused, Gestalt Therapy, Holistic, Integral Therapy, Integrative, Mindfulness, Neurofeedback, Play Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Sand Tray, Schema Therapy, Somatic Therapy (Body Centered)
Client Type
Individuals, Couples, Teens, Children
Type of Session
Long Term (Face to Face), Short Term (Face to Face), Fixed Term, Skype, Online Therapy, Telephone