Nina Saxton offers a confidential, safe, warm and welcoming space for clients to express and explore their thoughts, feelings, fears and the complexities of life. She believes in building a trusting, supportive, empathic and non-judgmental therapeutic relationship that enables clients to speak openly and freely about their concerns and the difficulties they are experiencing.
Nina supports her clients using an integrative approach, drawing upon the Person-Centred model, looking at the here and now, empowering clients to reach their true potential and to recognise their own self-worth and the Psychodynamic model, looking at the unconscious and how our past experiences can affect our thoughts, feelings and behaviour in the present.
Nina believes in the importance of accepting people as they are, supporting their courage to look at what is really troubling them and making changes, which can sometimes be a difficult process. She truly recognises that every person is unique and appreciates that we all experience life and the world in different ways and tailors her approach to meet the needs of the individual.
Before training to become a counsellor, Nina worked as an Events Manager and understands the stress and anxiety that can be felt, working in a demanding role and keeping to tight deadlines. Her own life experiences with bereavement and loss has given her a great insight into why people need a counselling relationship for support at certain times in their life and what it can do to help.
Nina is a trainee integrative counsellor, currently working towards a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and is a student member of the BACP. She works within The Awareness Centre’s Low Cost Counselling Service in Clapham.