About Me

My given name is Nicola derived from Nikos meaning "victory", and laos meaning "people"

"Victory for all People" is my intention

Therapy for individuals in a safe, comfortable and private setting

My journey has been a rich and varied tapestry of experiences, some better than others. I have sought knowledge not just through academic learning but also life experience. I have travelled and worked in different cultures across the world, which has always challenged and further stretched my openness to our differences, and deepened my belief in our amazingness. This is an ongoing process that will last my lifetime.

At the centre of all of my roles held has been working to facilitate the expressions of the uniqueness of every individual, enabling all to fulfil their potential of their own ordinary brilliance. I am passionate about people, and what they can achieve individually and even more so together.

As your therapist, I will provide a safe space within which you can explore any issues. In therapy sessions with me you can express your feelings and gain deeper insight into yourself and your relationships with others. Our sessions are confidential, so you can talk about things you might not feel comfortable discussing with anyone else. The goal is to help you find better ways to cope and to bring about changes in the way you think and behave that will improve your mental and emotional well-being.

Making the decision to see a counsellor is a big step to take - but it can be a positive one. Please read on to find out more about how I could help you.

Nicola Edmonds

How I work...

I work on the basis that that there is no 'one size fits all' approach with an emphasis on the therapeutic relationship between therapist and client. I take an open-minded approach with my clients, using whichever methodology that seems to be the most appropriate. As a Humanistic trained therapist, I work integratively utilising a breadth of Psychotherapy modes. These include:

  • Person-centred Therapy
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Meditation and Mindfulness
  • Psychoanalytic Therapy
  • Object Relations

Life can crash around us without warning and we can find ourselves drowning, unable to breathe or pick ourselves up. Yet the storm always passes, leaving everything fresh ready to start a new.

Training, Qualifications & Experience

  • Registered MBACP member (00960001)
  • Advanced Diploma: Relationship and Psychosexual Therapy, NAOS Institute (ongoing)
  • Advanced Diploma: Conflict Resolution and Group work, NAOS Institute
  • Advanced Diploma: Counselling in Humanistic Psychotherapy, Metanoia Institute
  • CCTP: Trauma Certification

  • Executive Coach, ex Organisation Development Director in International Corporate.

  • Chair; Scottish Childrens’ Panel- 8yrs, supporting under 18yo falling into the legal system for either neglect, abuse (emotional or physical), truancy, criminal activity.
  • Careers Advisory Specialist
  • PGDE Mathematics (Distinction)
  • BEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineer
  • Wife, Mum (3), daughter (both parents passed), sibling

Get in touch

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions, or to arrange an initial assessment appointment. Please contact me by filling out the form. You can also call me on 07974721758 if you would prefer to leave a message or speak to me first.

I work from private offices located in Oxfordshire and London. I will provide location details when we arrange our first session.

I see clients through online sessions globally via Zoom. Please contact me to find out more about how online therapy works. I offer a trial 10 minutes which reassures most people of how effective this medium can be, as well as giving you the opportunity to experience my therapeutic style.