Nicola Paul

  BA (Hons) Sociology & English, NUI Maynooth
  MSc Counselling & Psychotherapy, DCTC in partnership with UON

Nicola is a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist who feels privileged to work in the area of mental health. She understands the courage it takes in deciding to take that initial step to come to therapy and appreciates the time it takes to build a safe warm and trusting therapeutic space. Nicola works collaboratively with her clients in a gentle and empathic way, creating a secure and safe holding environment, fostering the core conditions so that the therapy can unfold at a pace that is manageable and healing for her clients.

She completed a MSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy from The Dublin Counselling and Therapy Centre, in partnership with the University of Northampton, and obtained her primary degree from NUI Maynooth.  In 2022 she completed a Body Psychotherapy Course and is passionate about CPD and the power of education. She abides by the ethical codes of IAHIP and has been an associate member since 2019.

“As a humanistic and integrative psychotherapist, I believe in the authenticity of the therapeutic relationship and the uniqueness of each client. My work is firmly rooted in the Person-Centred approach, placing my clients and their personal circumstances at the centre of the work. I meet each client in a place where they are at in their life’s journey, and work collaboratively to accompany them in addressing whatever it is that has brought them bravely into the therapy room. I provide a confidential, safe and non-judgemental space, working gently at a pace guided by my client”.

Nicola works with a wide variety of presenting issues such as: anxiety, panic, depression, bereavement and loss, illness and existential issues, menopause and female health, developmental trauma, relationship issues, family difficulties and attachment challenges. She has a keen interest in working with clients who present with eating disorders and has a lot of expertise in this specific creative adjustment.

As human beings we are born to connect. When we are seen, heard and feel secure in the world, then the world feels safe enough for us to explore. When we find our true sense of purpose and establish a secure sense of self, we feel confident to present ourselves and engage in our environment”.

Professional Memberships:

  • Irish Association of Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP) – Associate Member