Naomi Nygaard

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Naomi Nygaard - Experienced psychotherapist and therapeutic coach I am Naomi Nygaard, a psychotherapist and therapeutic coach with ten years experience working in the field of eating disorders and addictions.  
I am passionate about serving people in recovery from compulsive or obsessive relationships with food, as well as compulsive-addictive cycles of any kind.  A safe space is created to fully explore the level of readiness to move beyond stuck or repetitive patterns of behaviour to experience more freedom and joy in life. The therapy I offer includes working with couples or a pair of family members if needed, when addiction or an eating disorder is present in one or both members.  In couples or family member therapy, I facilitate the creation of a safe and respectful listening and talking space for needs be heard and acknowledged by one another, bringing more ease and harmony into the relationship. I am an Internal Family Systems therapist, so my approach is systemic, with an awareness of all elements that have formed to create the addiction or eating disorder, and a curious, patient and compassionate approach to changes that can be made.  I work holistically, including the body into the process of growth and change.  I recognise that every part of a person needs to feel comfortable and happy with a wholesome initiative to change, in order to grow and thrive towards their greatest potential. I work integratively, combining IFS/IFIO with expressive arts-based therapies and somatic mindfulness, depending on what is most appropriate for each client, couple or group.  I am privately supervised and a member of HIPC (Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College), ADMP (Association of Dance Movement Psychotherapy) and a trainee member of UKCP (U.K. Council for Psychotherapy).  I adhere to the ethical conduct codes of each.   Qualifications: 2013-17: Internal Family Systems Levels 1, 2 and 3 and Intimacy From The Inside Out Couples Therapy: Theory and practice of psychotherapy for individuals, couples, families and groups: 360 tutor contact hours + 250 supervised clinical hours + weekly therapy. 2016-18: Masters Degree MA Dance Movement Psychotherapy, The University of Derby: Merit.  473 tutor contact hours + 250 clinical hours + 75 clinical supervision hours + weekly therapy: 900 total hours. 2015-present: Therapist in private practice, Welloa ( Feb-Aug 2018: Therapist, Inspirative Arts, Derby: working with adolescents, families, and eating disordered adults. 2017-18: Movement therapist, Adolescent ward, Cygnet Psychiatric Hospital, Sheffield. 2017: Associate psychotherapist, City Therapy Clinic, Manchester: couples, individuals and groups. 2014: Mini-pupillage, Family Law, St.John’s Buildings Chambers, Sheffield and Case-worker internship. TRP Solicitors, Birmingham: Supporting clients therapeutically before, during and after their court cases. 2011-14: Special Educational Needs (SEN) assistant, Eastbank Primary School, Seven Hills School, Sharrow Primary School and Highfields Adventure Playground: organising and executing creative and therapeutic activities for children with special educational needs and behavioural difficulties. 2010–present: Private practice therapeutic coaching for recovery from binge-eating disorder, bulimia, anorexia, drug/alcohol abuse, sex and relationship dependency, compulsive debting, and insolvency, under-earning and under-achieving. 2005-07: Support worker, Riverdale Grange Residential Home, Sheffield.  Caring for inpatients with severe eating disorders/alcohol detox.  Aiding, encouraging and supervising meal-times, taking weights; monitoring addictive behaviour; basic nursing care; suicide/self-harm watch; art therapy assistant. 2005-10: Mindfulness-based Relapse Prevention Training: 120 supervised clinical hours + weekly therapy. 2009-10: Hakomi Assisted Self-Discovery: mindfulness-based/body psychotherapy training. 2012: CPI Crisis Prevention/Non-violent Intervention training, Brantwood Specialist School, Sheffield. 2010: Non-violent Communication (NVC) Training. 2011: Safeguarding and Protecting Children, Sharrow Community Forum, Sheffield. 2011: Social and Emotional Development of Children Northern College, Barnsley. 1999-2001: ‘Nightline’ telephone counsellor, The University of Nottingham and Sheffield: training and practice.   Fee structure:
  • £50.00 per hour for individuals (£70.00 per 90mins)
  • £60.00 per hour for couples/pairs (£80.00 per 90mins)

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Nicholas Conn

Nicholas Conn

Nicholas Conn is a leading industry addiction expert who runs the UK’s largest addiction advisory service and is regularly featured in the national press, radio and TV. He is the founder and CEO of a drug and alcohol rehab center called Help4addiction, which was founded in 2015. He has been clean himself since 2009 and has worked in the Addiction and Rehab Industry for over a decade. Nick is dedicated to helping others recover and get treatment for drug and alcohol abuse. In 2013, he released a book ‘The Thin White’ line that is available on Amazon.

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