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Counselling


Want to become a qualified counsellor in 2 years? Want to open your private practice once qualified? Nescot can give you the opportunity to open private practice once qualified at the end of a successful 2 years' training.

The Counselling department at Nescot College has seen enormous growth in recent years as the benefits of self development and mental strength gain more currency in society.

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Our team at Nescot are dedicated to taking you through rigorous professional training with the view to producing skilled competent practitioners, equipped with the knowledge and empathy to make a real difference to your clients.

Isabelle Bell

Isabelle Bell is a qualified Psychodynamic Counsellor and an an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy or BACP. She is programme coordinator of the Diploma of Higher Education in Psychodynamic counselling and holds a PGCE. Isabelle has strong links with counselling agencies who work in association with NESCOT to expand the placement opportunities for students.

Jane Dudley

MA (Gender Studies), MFA (Fine Art), RMN (Psychiatric Nurse), Group Analytic Psychotherapist, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, Art Psychotherapist. Professional Organisations: UKCP, BAAT, HCPC & BACP (Accredited).

Jane is a BAPPs registered psychoanalytic psychotherapy supervisor. She was employed for over thirty five years within the NHS Adult Psychiatry as a Psychiatric nurse, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and consultant, Art Psychotherapis t(Various specialisms including Personality Disorders) and as a lecturer/supervisor/experiential group leader/academic tutor at Goldsmiths College London University on MA Art Psychotherapy, Intercultural Psychotherapy & Group Psychotherapy programmes. Jane was a Special Advisor on Art Psychotherapy to NICE on current Borderline PD guidelines. She was worked in private practice for many years, working as a psychotherapy & counselling training courses at Westminster Pastoral Foundation since 2012 , Jane has been at NESCOT College since 2016 and acted as an adrvisor of Psychodynamic Counsellors (Trainees & Qualified) at Croydon Counselling Centre since 2010. She is a primary supervisor of MSc/PhD Counselling Psychologist trainees at the Metanoia Institute. Jane has published in books and journals.

Margaret Mykura BSc FPC UKCP

Margaret has a background of working in mental health as a research assistant and then in a managerial capacity. From here She trained as a psychodynamic psychotherapist at Westminster Pastoral Foundation (now WPF therapy). Margaret has worked as a psychotherapist with refugees and asylum seekers, for the NHS IAPT service and in a psychotherapy dept. Currently Margaret is a Senior Clinician and Clinical Lead for the Time Limited Psychotherapy service at WPF therapy. This work has a clinical and managerial role. Margaret has been teaching on the Nescot Diploma in psychodynamic counselling since 2009. She has also taught on the Psychodynamic Diploma at Highgate Counselling Centre. Margaret is a qualified counselling supervisor and about to embark on her MA in Psychodynamic Studies.All of your tutors here are experienced, practicing counsellors with various specialties and areas of excellence. We are also one of the only departments to offer specialised training in the latest psychodynamic counselling techniques. We believe in supporting your learning by being available to answer queries, questions and difficulties promptly and you will have frequent, individual attention from your tutor, including before and after tutoring sessions when you are seeing clients, as well as email and telephone access.

There will be opportunities for training/clinical placements within approved voluntary agencies from year 1 but a lot of support is provided to help students to secure a clinical placement. Teaching is structured around a whole day, and supervision group sizes are kept small at a maximum of 4 as per the BACP’s Ethical Framework for the Counselling professions.

Counselling is an absorbing and engaging profession which has gained in popularity in recent years. Opportunities for skilled counsellors are numerous and varied and challenging.

Your training at Nescot is designed to equip you to meet those challenges and to become a highly skilled practitioner, fully conversant with the latest thinking in the field.

Nescot also run Part-time Counselling courses:

Counselling Concepts: Level 2 AIM Awards - Evening

Counselling Skills: Level 3 AIM Awards Certificate - Evening

Counselling Skills: Level 3 AIM Awards Certificate - Evening


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