Nicola Vanlint is a fully qualified body-oriented psychotherapist helping people make full use of the power of mind | body connection in sport – from elite and semi-pro athletes to amateurs and hobbyists.

For over 15 years, she has been helping clients grow in confidence, achieve their goals, strengthen their performance and improve their overall well-being.

Every aspect of Nicola’s practice model is underpinned by neuroscience, neurobiology and informed by evidence-based therapies.

Principles of Body-Oriented Therapy

• Body and mind form an indivisible unit.

• Like the minds memories, the body also has an archive function: storing experiences via a “body memory” and can be approached through body awareness and perception.

• Muscle tension, posture, and movement patterns are related to how someone feels and frequently have a psychological meaning.

• Awareness of bodily sensations and their emotional significance contribute to strengthening performance and can prevent injury.

Body-oriented therapy is a collective term for the use of many different therapeutic techniques in which the body is the central focus.

Nicola has developed her own unique application, resulting in extremely high success rates.

For this, Nicola relies on an extensive academic and professional background, including:

• Postgraduate Diploma in Attachment-based Therapy.
• Postgraduate Certificate in Attachment-based Therapy
• Certificate in the Science of Flow
• Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
• Certificate in Freedom Technique (EFT)
• Certificate in Polyvagal Informed Therapy
• Certificate in Life Coaching – GROW Model
• Accredited Higher Professional Diploma in Counselling
• Accredited Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory
• Accredited Diploma in Flow State
• Accredited Diploma in Positive Psychology
• Accredited Certificate in Neuroplasticity
• Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Part I, Part II, Part III and IV
• Training consultant, Greenwich Mind
• Crisis counsellor, telephone counsellor, Greenwich Mind
• Facilitating clients with their psychological wellbeing since 2004
• Private practice since 2008

Read more about Nicola’s personal journey in Happiful Magazine.