Anxiety
Bipolar spectrum disorders
Burnout
Carer support
Depression
Emetophobia (vomit phobia)
Emotional dysregulation
End of relationship difficulties
General wellness
Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)
Grief
Health anxiety
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Panic disorder
Psychosis
Self-esteem
Sleep difficulties
Social phobia
Stress
Trauma (general)
Nicole Gifford
(
She/Her
)
Clinical Psychologist
BSc, BSc(hons), DClinPsy
london

Nicole offers a warm and person-centered approach to ensure you feel heard and understood, whilst also applying evidence-based psychological therapies to empower you to live a more fulfilling life.

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Insurers

Freedom Health
On Call International
Preferred Health Care
Case Managers
Travelers
Aetna
AXA (Partnership)
Healix
Zurich
AXA International
AXA Bristol
Simply Health / PPP
Cigna International
Allianz
Nuffield
Cigna
WPA
Vitality
Aviva
BUPA
BUPA Global
Axa

Languages

English

About me

Nicole is a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist with experience and expertise in supporting adults and older adults with a range of mental health difficulties. Nicole has worked in the field of mental health for 5 years with older adult hospital community teams, acute hospital services (NHS and private) and private practice. Nicole has extensive experience assessing and treating a range of difficulties such as: depression, anxiety, panic, OCD, phobia, grief, health anxiety, social anxiety, bipolar, PTSD, stress and emotional dysregulation. After spending time getting to know the client and defining difficulties they are facing Nicole’s approach is guided by Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), as well as Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) skills and mindfulness. The approached used is based off the client and individual treatment needs and goals. When you’re experiencing emotional or mental health difficulties it can be hard to know where to turn to for help. Nicole ensures that she provides a confidential space where you will feel heard and understood, and have a therapeutic approach catered to your goals.

Area I can help with

Anxiety
Bipolar spectrum disorders
Burnout
Carer support
Depression
Emetophobia (vomit phobia)
Emotional dysregulation
End of relationship difficulties
General wellness
Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)
Grief
Health anxiety
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Panic disorder
Psychosis
Self-esteem
Sleep difficulties
Social phobia
Stress
Trauma (general)

Types of therapy I offer

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
Mindfulness Based Interventions
Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Qualifications

Health & Care Professional Council
Clinical Psychologist
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2023 - present
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Work experience

Nightingale Hospital
Clinical Psychologist
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2023 - present
Park Royal Centre for Mental Health CNWL NHS
Clinical Psychologist
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2022 - 2023
Auckland Psychology
Clinical Psychologist
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2021 - 2022

Education

Massey university
Doctor of Clinical Psychology
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2017 - 2021
University of Waikato
Bachelor of Science (Honours) Majoring in Psychology, First Class Honours
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2016 - 2016
University of Otago
Bachelor of Science Majoring in Psychology
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2013 - 2015