Ms Nicole Valens
Member Status: Accredited
Member No: NCS14-01456
I will help you to overcome the difficulties that are preventing you from enjoying life to the full. I understand that suffering with stress, anxiety or PTSD can have a huge impact on your life. You may be experiencing panic attacks, heart palpitations, tight chest, or nausea. Perhaps you suffer with distressing flashbacks or disassociation. You may feel frequently on edge, easily startled, irritable or tired. Maybe this has had a knock on effect on your self-esteem and confidence. Or maybe you suffer with phobias, or feel overwhelmed by simple tasks. All of this could be affecting your wellbeing, your work, or your relationships.
Alongside counselling and hypnotherapy, I offer a fast-track treatment for PTSD. This treatment, know as Rewind Therapy, has had excellent results in rapidly re-programming traumatic memories so that people are no longer suffering flashbacks, nightmares, intrusive thoughts or panic attacks. Unlike traditional treatments for trauma, such as CBT or EMDR, the treatment takes only 2-3 sessions. It does not involve telling the therapist details of the trauma, and so it is less intrusive and less painful.
I will work collaboratively with you in a person-centred and holistic way, I incorporate different theories into my practice, to find what suits you best. Together we will find solutions, develop coping strategies and make the positive changes you want in your life. You will gain confidence, increase your self-esteem and feel more in control of your thoughts and emotions.
My comfortable therapy room is located in North London with good transport links and easy parking. If you prefer, you can enjoy your treatment from the comfort of your own home, as I also offer sessions online through Zoom (which is a free app and simple to download). Counselling works very well online, and can be just as effective as a face-to-face session. As I understand how busy you are, I offer evening or early morning appointments. Please contact me for your free 15-minute telephone consultation or to book an appointment.
- Qualifications & ExperienceI am a qualified and experienced counsellor and hypnotherapist. I have an Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling and a Diploma in Hypnotherapy, I hold a Masters in Social Work from Nottingham University and I have a Diploma in Sports Psychology.
I have been trained in the use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness techniques. I have also trained in Rewind Therapy with Dr David Muss to deliver a specialist therapeutic treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
I worked for many years on a Personality Disorder ward in a psychiatric hospital, offering group and individual therapy to people who have suffered severe trauma. I have been in private practice since 2014.
I specialise in treating PTSD, trauma, stress and anxiety disorders.
- What I can help with
- Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
- Ageing and related issues
- Anger Management
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Bereavement / Loss
- Children / teenagers
- Divorce & Separation
- Driving tests
- Emotional issues
- Generally unhappy with your life
- Illness and dying
- Job interviews
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Parenting skills
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
- Public speaking: stage fright
- Self-defeating behaviours
- Shyness / Social Phobia
- Sporting performance
- Start exercising
- Stop smoking
- Suicidal feelings
- Young people and children
- Languages Spoken