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Counselling

University-Level Courses

The Counselling Department

Psychodynamic counselling is based on the belief that the past influences the present in ways that we are not always aware of. 

A psychodynamic counsellor will strive to help clients recognise the possible source of some of their issues such as unhelpful relationships patterns. Another important aspect of psychodynamic work is the way various feelings such as anxiety are being managed. Psychodynamic counselling tends to offer an experience that is different from the one that is expected.

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.


What to Expect

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

Our Staff

Isabelle Bell - Programme Co-ordinator 

Isabelle is a qualified and accredited psychodynamic counsellor member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) in private practice in Epsom Downs. She complies with the BACP's Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions, and is bound by confidentiality. Isabelle has been providing counselling services for the last 15 years. She works with individuals on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time, with the aim of enabling them to overcome their difficulties and improve the quality of their lives. Isabelle works with individuals on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time-period, with the aim of enabling them to overcome their difficulties and improve the quality of their lives. 

In 2003, Isabelle got involved with a charity organisation called "Rainer", which offered personalised and practical support to under-supported young people. She has experience with a broad range of client issues such as depression, anger, anxiety, bereavement, relationship problems and much more. 

Isabelle has been the Programme Co-ordinator of the Diploma of Higher Education in Psychodynamic Counselling for the last ten years. She has also successfully retained the status of Accreditation with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy for this counselling training programme since 2008. In addition to running her private practice, she offers her expertise to organisations regarding accreditation and validation processes. She has conducted theoretical seminars and assisted students in counselling training with essay writing.

Jane Dudley- Supervisor

MA, MFA, RMN, Group Analytic Psychotherapist, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, Art Psychotherapist. UKCP, HCPC, BAAT, BACP & BAPPS registered as a psychoanalytic psychotherapy supervisor. 

Jane has been employed in the NHS for thirty five years working within most specialisms of adult psychiatry originally as a psychiatric nurse then as psychoanalytic psychotherapist, group analyst & art psychotherapist. She also lectured, facilitated experiential groups and supervised for twenty five years on the MA in Art Psychotherapy at Goldsmiths College London University. She taught at the same college on the Intercultural and Group Psychotherapy programmes. She was for some years an external examiner at Queens University Belfast and special advisor on art psychotherapy to NICE on the current guidelines on Borderline Personality Disorder. Now in private practice and working at Nescot College, Westminster Pastoral Foundation & Birkbeck College on Diploma, MA & MSc counselling and psychotherapy trainings. She is also a clinical supervisor at CCF Counselling Centre. She has published widely in art psychotherapy and psychotherapy books and journals.

Lisa Reed- Supervisor

Lisa is a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, trained at Westminster Pastoral Foundation ( WPF Therapy), Supervisor and Psychologist. BACP Senior Accredited, FPC and UKCP member. 

Lisa has been working as a therapist for over 25 years in a variety of settings. These include: GP surgeries, Community Mental Health Teams and in Psychotherapy Departments in the NHS. She has worked as a Clinical Manager of a large counselling service and also in private practice, working for a number of employment agency providers, charities, schools colleges and universities as a counsellor and supervisor.

Lisa has worked in the psychiatric services with clients with severe mental health needs, and sees individuals for both short and long term work. She has worked as a supervisor and trainer on counselling courses since 2004 and has been at Nescot since 2011.

Jill Lopez- Supervisor 

Jill is an Accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Gaining over 20 years as an experienced Counsellor, Mediator and Supervisor. Extensive knowledge of a wide variety of client concerns e.g. loss, depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, work related stress, anger management, obsessive compulsive disorder. Extensive experience of providing on site Critical Incident Support within a variety of industries. A provider of both brief and longer term therapy. Considerable supervisory and mediation experience within health, educational and careers settings. 

Alongside her private work, Jill currently is a Supervisor at NESCOT college providing Psychodynamic supervision to Level 5 learners in Year 2 of the Higher National Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling course.

Sarah Lloyd Jones - Experiential lead 

Sarah is an Accredited Psychotherapist and member of FIP (Forum for Independent Psychotherapists) and the UKCP. She holds the Diploma in Groupwork and Groupwork Practitioner Status with the IGA (Institute of Group Analysis), the MSc in Psychodynamics, with distinction, from BPF/Birkbeck and has a background in working with teams and groups during her previous career in Unilever where she was a Senior Manager.

Her papers are published in the British Journal of Psychotherapy and in the international journal Group Analysis.