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, but working in this area since 2002.  Nicola returned to the UK after completing her degree in Psychology, and working in Australia and New Zealand for two years.

Nicola became interested in supporting individuals with Eating Issues when she began working at Vincent Square Clinic, an Eating Disorder inpatient unit in London. Over the next four years Nicola gained vast experience of working with individuals with eating problems, before moving to Yorkshire.

Following two years of working in an acute inpatient setting for females, Nicola became a Specialist Practitioner in Eating Disorders in the Community, before moving to York.

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”.

Credentials & Therapies

Nicola’s Degree Certificate Qualifications are; PGCert Eating Disorders (including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy); 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, Eating Disorders and the Ego); Certificate in Introductory Systemic Practice; Certificates in Counselling level One and Two. Certificate in Mindfulness.

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Schedule and Fees

Sessions with Nicola are available at The Wellness Centre every Friday afternoon from 1.30pm onwards.

Initial Consultation – Free (15 mins)

Assessment (90 mins) – £90

Recovery Based therapy sessions (50 mins) – £65 plus an additional £25 payment for a specialised book (if deemed appropriate) for both single and block bookings. Option also for the input into the Recovery Record app, which is included for free.

Block Bookings option 1; £600 for 10 therapy sessions, £60 per session (as below), i.e., 8 therapy sessions plus 2 dietetic sessions.

EMDR sessions typically last 90 mins per session, £90 per session.

Dietetic Consultations and input can be offered with Michelle (Advanced Specialist Dietitian in Eating Disorders) via telephone or video consultation in conjunction with therapeutic support, and also part of a block booking, this can be discussed in your initial consultation.

Block Booking option 2; £300 for 5 therapy sessions, £60 per session (can include 4 therapy sessions, one dietetic).

Payments can be made via cash or by bank transfer.

# I will offer an NHS or similar discount of £60 per session (identification required).

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