Therapists at Nightingale Hospital

Therapy is very beneficial as it provides a non-judgmental, confidential and safe space for people to experience being listened to, accepted and understood. Feelings, thoughts and behaviours can be explored. An individual’s past and present experiences can then begin to form the basis for new understanding.

Nightingale Hospital’s therapy services department provides a wide range of evidence-based treatments and therapies. We are proud to state that we were the first acute mental health hospital to have been formally accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) for our counselling and psychotherapy services. This accreditation means that patients and referrers can be assured that our therapy services meet the highest levels of clinical governance, delivery, and clinical outcomes.

Our large therapy services team consists of more than 80 therapists, with a mix of counselling and clinical psychologists and psychotherapists. This team also includes art therapists, family therapists, dieticians, and occupational therapists.

We work with every individual to understand their particular needs. We have a holistic approach to helping people through therapy, offering group therapy, family therapy and individual therapy options. Our treatments have clearly defined goals and aim to empower patients with various techniques that they can put into practice in their everyday lives.

Conditions we treat 

Our specialists are able to treat the full spectrum of acute mental health conditions. These include:

General mental health conditions: Including but not limited to adult ADHDanger problemsanxietyautism spectrum disorder (ASD)bereavementbipolar disorderbody dysmorphic disorder (BDD), depression, memory problemsmood disordersobsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)panic attackspersonality disordersphobiaspostnatal depressionpsychosexual difficultiespsychosisrelationship and interpersonal difficultiesschizophreniaself-harmsleep disordersstresssuicidal feelingspost-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and work-related stress disorder.

Addiction: Including alcohol addictiondrug addiction (such as amphetamine, benzodiazepine, cannabis, cocaine, ecstasy, heroin, opiates and addiction to prescription and pain medication), behavioural addictions (including gamblingtechnology and sex and love addictions.

Eating disorders: Including anorexia nervosabulimia nervosabinge eating disorder (BED) and eating disorders non-otherwise specified (EDNOS).

Therapeutic approaches

Our specialists provide evidence-based treatments and therapies, including:

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)art therapyclinical psychologycognitive analytic therapy (CAT)cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)counselling, dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), drama therapy, eating disorder treatment, eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR), family therapy,  interpersonal therapy (IPT)mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT)occupational therapypsychotherapysleep therapy, specialist therapies (including for addiction and eating disorders), schema therapy, and well-being therapies.  

Accredited therapists

All our therapists are registered and/or accredited with one or more of the organisations below. All comply with individual association standards and undergo strict recruitment and supervision procedures.

All of our therapists are listed below, for help selecting the appropriate therapist for you please use the filter tool below, alternatively call our Patient Services Team on 020 7535 7732 for more advice.

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