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Psychotherapy and counselling

Nicole works as an integrated Psychotherapist, making use of a variety of therapeutic psychotherapy and counselling approaches such as CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Counselling, NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming), Brief Solution Focussed Therapy, Analytical Approaches and Hypnotherapy to treat her clients for a presenting problem.

Some of the common problems Nicole currently works with are:

  • Anxiety and/or Panic Attacks
  • Depression
  • Bereavement and Loss related issues
  • Phobias
  • Confidence Boosting
  • Public Speaking
  • Exam or Test Nerves
  • Obsessive compulsive disorders
  • Pain management
  • Sleeping Problems
  • Addictions
  • Weight loss
  • Stopping Smoking
  • Traumas
  • Relaxation and Mindfulness
  • Psychological Support with serious illnesses
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Further problems can be helped, so please email or call to discuss what it is you require help with.

About Nicole

Nicole studied towards a Masters degree in Psychology, Psychotherapy and Pedagogy at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, from 1995 to 2001, and towards her Phd from 2001 to 2003 with a focus on psychoanalytic theory and approaches.

Until her move to England in 2002, Nicole worked in a variety of acute and rehab orientated psychiatric settings at the University Hospital in Innsbruck, offering group therapy and individual therapy sessions for inpatients, completing mental health assessments of new patients and also contributing to research projects relating to the effects alcohol dependency on the brain and schizophrenia.

After her move to England Nicole has worked from 2002 to 2008 in a managerial role in a range of Mental Health and Learning Disability services for adults and older people.

From 2009 to 2012, Nicole worked for a local authority in England, managing a multidisciplinary Community Learning Disability Team, providing training to the local Mental Health Team in new client assessment processes and finally as an interim manager for the Safeguarding Adults team.

Nicole has continued her professional development as a psychotherapist in England and has completed a postgraduate diploma in Integrated Psychotherapy in London.

Since 2012 Nicole has been focussing on independent consultancy work and clinical private practice. Next to offering psychotherapy and counselling to clients in the Algarve, Nicole is continuing her consultancy work in England and Wales, providing local authorities, NHS services and private service providers with training and consultancy support with regards to Safeguarding Adults, Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and a variety of Mental Health specific topics and therapeutic approaches.

Nicole is able to provide sessions in English and German.

Nicole Plattner
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Testimonials

"Nicole was recommended to us by the healthcare team that was providing 24/7 nursing care for my mother. My mother is completely bed bound with ALS and, although her physical well-being was being looked, after my mother’s mental health was deteriorating. Nicole spent several home visit sessions with my mother and helped her to considerably improve her general outlook on her situation. We appreciate Nicole’s input greatly and would highly recommend her – she has a thoroughly professional and compassionate manner.”

Anonymous

"When I was at a very low point in my life, Nicole, with her soft and gentle approach, enabled me to see there was a way forward. She has many different methods and techniques which she uses depending which suits you and your problems/needs the best. Highly recommendable.”

Anonymous

"I felt valued and listened to while receiving treatment. From my very first session, there was a feeling of direction concerning treatment, with clear aims and outcomes. Each session felt like a challenging, yet manageable, stepping stone, and I’m still feeling the benefits to this day.”

Anonymous

Contact

+351 918 722 765

Nicole offers psychotherapy sessions in Olhao and Moncarapacho at the Casa do Povo. 
If you live further afield in the Algarve and are looking for psychotherapy and counselling please contact Nicole to discuss other options, including online sessions.
For clients who are house bound due to illness or an inability to drive, please also contact Nicole to discuss other options.

Contact

+351 918 722 765

Nicole offers psychotherapy sessions in Olhao and Moncarapacho at the Casa do Povo. 
If you live further afield in the Algarve and are looking for psychotherapy and counselling please contact Nicole to discuss other options, including online sessions.
For clients who are house bound due to illness or an inability to drive, please also contact Nicole to discuss other options.

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