Nicola Borthwick (Clear Horizons Counselling)

Counsellor in London, NW9 and Welwyn, AL6, Herts

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Update Covid-19

At this present time, my entire practice is online or via telephone which can offer flexibility, if this suits your needs.


I am a counsellor and trainer with a practice in Colindale, NW9 and Welwyn, Hertfordshire, AL6 and specialise in working with adults (individuals & couples) who are experiencing a difficult time in their lives. I am also a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists), working to their code of ethics and towards accreditation status.

Having taken the initial step to consider counselling, I am able to offer you a supported, safe,
non-judgemental and empathic space to explore your thoughts, feelings and in time be able to reach decisions that are right for you, and therefore move towards your own ‘Clear Horizon’.

How I would work with you:

I am an Integrative counsellor, which means that I can offer you a variety of methods of counselling suited to your needs. I can work with you in a variety of ways (Person Centred, Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT), Transactional Analysis (TA) and basic Psychodynamic), to help you find a way through your difficulties, so that you find your own solutions. I offer both short term and long term counselling and have experience of working successfully with counselling students and Employee Assistance Providers.

My Experience:

I have offered counselling to a broad client group who have experienced anxiety, depression, bereavement/loss/grief, sexual abuse, relationship issues/difficulties, family issues, suicidal feelings, anger issues, OCD and domestic violence. In addition, I have worked with clients who have experienced a number of other issues, including personality disorders, such as BPD/EUPD (Borderline Personality Disorder/Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder), ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder)/Asperger's syndrome, Boarding School Syndrome & trauma related to 2nd generation holocaust survivors.

I have also co-ordinated training in the Community Adult Education sector in north London for 25 years and have worked with various organisations in Barnet/Enfield offering mental health workshops including Mindfulness, for professional staff, as well as for their clients & college students.

For further information and to contact me:

Please see link below for full information including qualifications/training, fees and client testimonials:

  • Education
    • PGCE in Post-16 Education & Training (Uni Herts)
    • Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling
    • Equivalent Level 5 Certificate in CBT
    • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy course
    • Counselling for Couples (Various short courses)