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Nicola Kerr

Nicola Kerr - psychotherapist, counsellor, Holborn, WC1

Nicola is an experienced psychotherapist and her approach is from the psychodynamic perspective.  She trained at WPF Therapy, one of the UK's leading academic and clinical institutions for counselling and psychotherapy.


PgDip Psychotherapy
Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT)





£95 per session.

FPC-registered - The Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling
Counselling Directory
 BPC-registered - British Psychoanalytic Council

My approach

I am an experienced psychotherapist and my approach is from the psychodynamic perspective.  I offer offer two options of therapy: short-term psychotherapy of 12 sessions, where we would agree from the onset to look at a more focused issue, or open ended psychotherapy which would give us more time to address issues at a deeper level.

My qualifications and experience

I trained at Westminster Pastoral Foundation (WPF Therapy) which is one of the UK's leading academic and clinical institutions for counselling and psychotherapy; validated by Roehampton University. I am a professional member of The British Psychoanalytic Council, and also registered with The Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling (FPC), and therefore adhere to their code of ethics and working practice. Alongside my private practice I work as a Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) therapist within the NHS.

My philosophy

There are many different approaches to psychotherapy, such as, 'humanistic', 'person centred', 'integrative' and 'psychodynamic'. My approach to psychotherapy is from the psychodynamic perspective. This has its roots in psychoanalysis (Freud et. al), where experiences from the past may influence your present life. Through these past experiences, patterns and ways of relating may have been formed. These patterns have often been developed unknowingly. I aim to facilitate a judgement free and safe environment, for us to think and work collaboratively, to identify and understand some of these patterns and feelings, so as to gain a fuller understanding of what may be going on for you.

How I can help

  • Agoraphobia

  • Alcohol issues

  • Anger management

  • Anxiety and low mood

  • Assertiveness and self-confidence

  • Bereavement, grief and loss

  • Body image issues and body dysmorphia

  • Bullying and harassment

  • Childhood and historic abuse and trauma

  • Couples counselling and marriage problems

  • Depression and unhappiness

  • Difficulties being a new parent

  • Difficulties with emotions and feelings

  • Eating disorders and issues over food

  • Family conflict

  • Family relationships with children and adolescents

  • Fears around getting older and mortality

  • Feelings of hopelessness

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

  • Health anxiety

  • Loneliness and social isolation

  • Low mood and loss of motivation and purpose

  • Marriage issues

  • Menopause and life changes issues

  • Mood swings

  • Obsessions and intrusive thoughts

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Panic Disorder

  • Professional and career difficulties

  • Postnatal depression and baby blues 

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Relationship breakdown, separation and divorce

  • Relationship issues and doubts

  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

  • Self-esteem and low confidence issues

  • Separation Anxiety Disorder

  • Sexual identity, gender issues, LGBTQ

  • Situational Depression

  • Social anxiety

  • Sleeplessness

  • Stress and feeling overwhelmed

  • Suicidal thoughts and Self-harm

  • Trauma and difficult experiences

  • Women’s issues

  • Workplace stress and professional issues

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