Dr Nicholas Rout
Nicholas is a Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered Counselling Psychologist and is a Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) as a full member of the division of Counselling Psychology; he studied Applied Psychology as an undergraduate at Durham University before completing his Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at Teesside University.Nicholas has experience working in a number of different areas including the National Health Service and H.M. Prison Service.
Specifically his experience of working for the NHS has been based in primary and secondary care, and secure environments. During his time working in H.M. Prison Service Nicholas was involved in delivery of both group and individual psychological interventions. In addition to this he has extensive experience working in the voluntary sector for both Mind and independent local mental health services. This varied experience has enabled Nicholas to develop a broad experience base working with various client groups in a broad range of settings.
The variety of Nicholas’s training and work has enabled him to develop valuable insight into the delivery of therapeutic interventions. Furthermore his doctoral thesis focused on exploring client perceptions of group intervention programmes. The type of interventions Nicholas has accrued experience in have varied in delivery approach and timescale; such timescales have ranged from single sessions to work lasting a number of years.
Nicholas works closely with the individual/client by employing psychological approaches that are relevant to each person’s needs; these approaches include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Humanistic Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy and Transactional Analysis. Such a diverse approach ensures the development of an effective therapeutic relationship and a responsive form of practice.