The Wellness Centre

Working in Harmony

The Wellness Centre

The Wellness Centre

Working in Harmony

Nicola Birkin

Tel: 01609 779927

Nicola Birkin

Nicola Birkin works as a Specialist Practitioner in Eating Disorders in the NHS and has been working in this role since 2010, and overall has worked in this area for seventeen years.

Nicola originally trained in London where she initially gained experience of working with individuals with eating problems for over four years, before moving to Yorkshire.  Nicola then began working in the community Adult Eating Disorder service, jointly developing a new pilot eating disorder team.  They now work alongside the Community Mental Health teams, supporting clients with a wide range of eating disorders, and mental health issues.

“My aims  – It is apparent from my work, the impact that eating disorders and eating issues have on an individual’s life.  I am also very aware of the limited support that is available in this area, and my ultimate aim is to be able to provide support and guidance to a wider range of individuals.  I believe that recovery from eating disorders, and disordered eating issues is possible with the right support, and I am passionate about helping individuals achieving this”.

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Nicola’s qualifications are; PGCert Eating Disorders; Psychology BSc (Hons); Mental Health Nursing BSC (Hons).

Nicola’s Professional qualifications are as follows; Certificate in ‘The Maudsley Model Cognitive Interpersonal Therapy for Treating Anorexia Nervosa’ (MANTRA); Certificate in ‘Specialist Supportive Clinical Management for Eating Disorders’ (SSCM Eating Disorders;); Certificates in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR & EMDR with Eating Disorders); Certificate in Introductory Systemic Practice; Certificates in Counselling level One and Two.

Schedule and Fees

Sessions with Nicola are available at The Wellness Centre every Saturday morning from 9.00am to 1.00pm.

Initial Consultation – Free

Assessment (90mins) – £80

Recovery Based therapy sessions (50mins) – £60

Block Booking (£500 for 10 therapy sessions) £50 per session.

Booster Sessions via telephone, Messenger or WhatsApp (15mins) – £15

Dietetic Consultations and input can be offered with Michelle (Advanced Specialist Dietitian in Eating Disorders) in conjunction with therapeutic support, and also part of a block booking. If you feel that this might be helpful, then please feel free to discuss this at your assessment, or further along your treatment.

I am also understanding of personal circumstances, so I am open to discussing financial options at the initial consultation.

If you would like to book an appointment or to find out further information, please call us on tel: 01609 779927. Nicola can be contacted directly on mob: 07958 606649 or e mail: