Dr Nicola Jacyna
Nicola is a Clinical Psychologist and Parent Infant Psychotherapist who has worked for over 12 years in the NHS and is a senior clinician in an Early Years Team supporting parents and children under 5 years of age. She has experience of supporting parents with a range of presenting difficulties, both antenatally and postnatally including anxiety, depression, OCD, adjustment and ambivalence to parenthood, birth trauma, difficulties in bonding or the attachment relationship and working with bereavement and loss, including perinatal loss. As part of a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Team she is experienced in working with infants and children supporting with difficulties in early childhood including sleeping, feeding, separation and behaviour difficulties. She has a particular interest in thinking about how our own childhood experiences can be stirred up by becoming a parent and supporting parents when things feel stuck in their relationship with their child.
She takes an integrative approach in her work using a range of models including psychoanalytic psychotherapy, attachment and trauma informed models, as well as CBT and compassion focussed therapy. Nicola draws on these theories to work closely with parents and find support and ideas that fit for them and their family’s individual circumstances. She aims to foster a warm and compassionate relationship within which change can happen, offering short or long term therapy as appropriate.
Nicola is a member of the Association of Infant Mental Health as well as the Psychoanalytic Parent Infant Psychotherapy Society. She is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Chartered Practitioner Psychologist.