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.


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