Nikki Harris MA Psych., Adv. Dip., UKCP (reg), MBACP, BA(Hons) Psych

With 19 years experience, I am a UKCP registered and accredited Psychotherapist and Counsellor, based in Elstree & Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6.  My website aims to tell you a little about how having Psychotherapy or Counselling with me may be of help to you.

There are several types of 'Talking Therapies', and therefore it can feel overwhelming to know where to start.   If you have made it this far, I imagine that you have come to a point where you feel that you might want to reflect on aspects of your life, that may be confusing, painful or uncomfortable.  Perhaps you can't even describe what you are feeling or why you are feeling a certain way.  But you do know that you now want things to change.

My personal and professional experience has convinced me that talking with someone trained and experienced to listen attentively - and respond to you - within a confidential, accepting and safe environment, can often be hugely beneficial.   Psychotherapy and Counselling cannot erase painful past experiences.  However, it can equip you to move on with greater ease, by feeling: more in charge of yourself; less engaged in internal conflict; and more able to make choices.  Consequently, you will feel more able to lead a contented and productive life.

My Areas of Work

I have 19 years of training and experience across a range of issues including :

  • Anxiety, Depression, stress, and panic attacks 
  • Relationship / Couple Therapy - Various practical techniques to aid communication, together with indepth couple work
  • Bereavement, other losses and major life changes
  • Family and Relationship Issues
  • Psychotherapy for trainee Psychotherapists
  • Issues relating to pregnancy – pre and post related, including miscarriage, fertility issues and Post Natal Depression 
  • Anger Management
  • Transitions & loss - e.g. entering adulthood; mid-life; becoming a parent; relocation; loss of health; loss of status; loss of employment
  • Abuse - sexual, emotional, physical, mental
  • Loneliness
  • Crisis in identity - e.g. low self-esteem; shyness; poor body image; gender role conflict
  • Addictive or compulsive behaviour
  • Eating disorders / relationship with food 
  • Issues relating to trauma, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

I can offer sessions over the telephone and sessions can be over a secure video link, when face to face contact is not possible.

Relationship / Couple Therapy

Are you and your partner in need of some help?


Do you believe that your relationship is worth fighting for?

Does it feel hard to communicate with one another?

Would you like your partner to understand you and your feelings better?

Would you like help with separation?


Finding it tough as a mum?

  • Are you struggling in your new role as a mum?
  • Does it feel like no-one understands how hard it feels?
  • Are you feeling physically and mentally exhausted?
  • Would you like someone trained and experienced to listen?

Know More

Useful links and information

  • UKCP - UK Council for Psychotherapy
  • BACP - British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • The Minster Centre - The leading Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling Training Institute in Europe
  • - Recognised Therapists
  • - Recognised Therapists