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Nikki Alcock
Psychotherapist
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Nikki is an integrative therapist trained in a number of therapeutic approaches including interpersonal, humanistic, cognitive behavioural, dialectical behavioural, gestalt, and existential therapies.

Throughout her career she has worked for a number of UK charities including Mind, Cruse, Lifeline and Relate. Nikki became a therapist due to her own experiences of ill mental health as a young person. She is a passionate and dedicated therapist who engages positively with all of her clients.

Position at Priory

Nikki started at Priory in March 2023 as a psychotherapist. She is a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and the British Psychological Society.

Training

Nikki studied for her Bachelors and Masters degrees in psychology at the University of Cambridge, UK. Following this, she qualified as a psychotherapist by studying for her levels 2 and 3 certificates and a level 4 diploma in counselling. She is currently undertaking a doctorate in counselling psychology at the University of Manchester.

Additional training:

  • Existential perspectives w. Mick Cooper (July 2020)
  • SGC level 3 maintaining and updating competencies w. NHS England e-LfH (March 2020)
  • Safeguarding children Levels 1 and 2 w. NHS England e-LfH (Feb 2020)
  • SGA modules 1 and 2 safeguarding adults w. NHS England e-LfH (Feb2020)
  • Equality and diversity and gender inclusivity w. The Big Life Group Learn Well (Feb 2020)
  • Transactional analysis w. Cate Campbell (Dec 2019)
  • Working with relational depth w. Prof Mick Cooper (Nov 2019)
  • Working with domestic abuse w. Annie Wimbush (Oct 2019)
  • Working with stuckness w. Cathy Cambell (Sept 2019)
  • BACP working with research in practice, Universities and Colleges Conference (June 2019)
  • Working with sexual diversity w. Alex Sanderson Shortt (March 2019)
  • Domestic abuse and the impact on children w. Cathy Press (Jan 2019)
  • Cruse bereavement support foundation course (Oct 2018 - Jan 2019)
  • Protecting children and adults at risk w. Annie Wimbush (Sept 2018)
  • Certificate in existential counselling w. Prof Mick Cooper (May 2018)
  • Certificate in gestalt therapy - JHD Counselling (Nov 2017)

Research interests

Nikki is currently undertaking research into the experiences of black and minority ethnic fathers on neonatal intensive care units as part of her ongoing doctorate in counselling psychology at the University of Manchester.

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Qualifications
  • 2:1 BA (hons) politics, psychology and sociology – University of Cambridge (2010 – 2013)
  • Doctorate in counselling psychology – University of Manchester (2020 – ongoing)
  • Level 2 and 3 certificates in counselling - Hills Road Adult Education College (2016-2017)
  • Level 4 counselling diploma - JHD Counselling (2017-2019)
  • MA (cantab) psychology – University of Cambridge (2017)
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