Nicola Walker

Dr Nicola Walker

Consultant Nurse / Psychotherapist, Group Analyst, Registered Mental Health Nurse

BSc CBT (Hons); DPrac CBT; PGCert Supervision

Professional memberships:

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) 82Y1222E
  • British Association of Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) 060667
  • Member Institute of Group Analysis (MIGA) 26402
  • Full Clinical Member United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) 2011168983

Specialist areas:

Experience working with children, young people, adults, older adults, people with learning difficulties and physical disabilities with a wide range of emotional, behavioural, and psychological problems including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • OCD
  • PTSD
  • Eating disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Trauma

Background Information:

Nicola is a Mental Health Nurse, Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and Person-Centred Counsellor. She worked for Relate as a couples counsellor and psychosexual therapist, has trained at Tavistock Relationships in Mentalisation-Based Treatment for couples, and has achieved an introductory qualification in Systemic Family Therapy.

Nicola has worked as a specialist and highly specialist practitioner in NHS inpatient, day patient, outpatient, and community mental health services including eating disorders and personality disorders for over 20 years.

She works in a culturally competent way with clients whose first language was not English (asylum seekers, economic migrants), and in inner-city and rural settings with clients from diverse socio-economic backgrounds.

Nicola works as a lecturer on the national CBT for Eating Disorders programme at the University of Sheffield and on the CBT for Long-Term Conditions and Medically Unexplained Symptoms at Teesside University.

Qualifications:

PGCert Supervision for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Practice (2021)
Doctorate in Health and Social Care Practice (CBT) (2020)
Introduction to Systemic Family Therapy (2013)
Qualified as a Group Analyst / Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist (2010)
Degree in Psychotherapeutic Interventions (CBT) BSc. (2003)
Relate Couples Counsellor / Psychosexual Therapist (1998 / 2002)
Person-Centred Counsellor (1998)
Registered Mental Nurse (1985)

Appointments availability:

Mondays: 9am to 7pm
Tuesdays: 9am to 7pm
Fridays: 9am to 7pm
Saturdays: 9am to 4pm