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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 three 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.

Our Staff

Elizabeth Betts
Dip in HE in Psychodynamic Counselling, Registered Member MBACP

Elizabeth is a psychodynamic therapist and couples counsellor working in private practice. She is an experienced counselling tutor at a range of levels, modalities and institutions.

Sharon Freeman
Dip in HE in Psychodynamic Counselling, Certificate in Supervision, Registered Member MBACP (Accred)

Sharon is a psychodynamic therapist and clinical supervisor working in private practice. Previously worked as a psychodynamic therapist in GP centre and school therapist. Also experienced in Time Limited and Solution Focused Therapy.

Deborah Cockram
PG Dip Psychodynamic Counselling, Registered Member MBACP

Deborah has 23 years of experience, mostly working in a workplace counselling service. Also worked at MIND and at a University Student Counselling Service. Further training and experience in solution focussed therapy, crisis and trauma intervention, transactional analysis and person-centred theory.

Sarah Lloyd-Jones
MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling, Practising Member Forum for Independent Psychotherapists, Clinical Member Institute of Group Analysis, UKCP Member.

Sarah is an experienced psychodynamic psychotherapist and group analyst. Working in private practice and as experiential/process group facilitator in higher education. Previously intake assessor at a local agency and has run therapy groups in various settings.

Donna Jelley
Dip in HE in Psychodynamic Counselling, Registered Member MBACP.

Donna is a psychodynamic therapist working in private practice. Experienced counselling tutor.

Carolyn Varney
PG Dip and MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling, PG Dip Working with adolescents, Dip in supervision, Registered Member MBACP (Accred), UKCP Registered Member.

Carolyn is an experienced psychodynamic psychotherapist fully qualified to work with both adults and adolescents (11- 25). Wide variety of experiences as a counsellor - NHS, voluntary sector, schools, private practise and specialist mentor for a University student. Uses a number of models, including open-ended and time-limited (solution-focused). Trained assessor. Currently runs a school counselling service.

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.