Counselling


OPEN DAY OCT 18 (click here for details, after clicking 'More about this department).

Do you have relevant work experience or qualifications and now want to become a qualified psychodynamic counsellor within two years? Do you want to work for major mental health organisations or open your own private practice? Nescot can give you the opportunity.

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.

All of your tutors here are experienced, practising counsellors and psychotherapists with various specialties and areas of excellence. We are also one of the few BACP accredited colleges to offer specialised and professional training in analytical psychodynamic counselling. Upon qualification you will be eligible to apply for membership and registration with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). The Diploma in Higher Education is validated by the University of Greenwich.

We offer our students in-house supervision that supports their clinical practice hours, alongside their agency placement supervisor.

Our staff

Sarah Watson

Sarah Watson is a qualified Psychodynamic Counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Sarah is Programme Co-ordinator of the Diploma of Higher Education in Psychodynamic Counselling. Sarah is currently on her final year of a Masters Degree in Consulting & Leading in Organisations Using Psychodynamic and Systemic Approaches at The Tavistock & Portman NHS Trust based in London. Sarah also has extensive experience of leadership roles in private, public and voluntary organisations and has developed a great appreciation of the complexity of group dynamics.

Sarah also has a Diploma in Teacher Training.

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 BAPP registered psychoanalytic psychotherapy supervisor. She was employed for over thirty-five years within NHS Adult Psychiatry as a Psychiatric Nurse, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist (and consultant), Art Psychotherapist (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 has worked in private practice for many years, alongside delivering psychotherapy & counselling training courses at Westminster Pastoral Foundation since 2012.

Jane has been at Nescot College since 2016 and has acted as an advisor 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 department. 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.

Click below for course details:

Psychodynamic Counselling: Level 4 Diploma of Higher Education

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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