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The Therapy Home Mission 

Our mission is to provide accessible, high quality mental health help to young people and families!

 

We are aware that it can be hard to find 'the right fit', a psychologist who is knowledgeable, experienced and has the empathy to build a trusting therapeutic relationship. We also know that it is important to be able to book sessions quickly and easily for times that are suited to you and that can take place from the convenience of your own home.

 

These factors led Dr Nisha Hickin to create The Therapy Home, the go-to place to access online specialist mental health help for children, teenagers and families. 

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The Therapy Home Values






 

Collaboration

Warmth

Compassion

We are warm, caring and authentic, so we hope that you will feel comfortable and at ease talking to us.  

We want to do therapy with you, rather than at you. We invite your feedback and input every step of the way.

We are compassionate and non-judgemental. We believe that you deserve a psychologist who will genuinely care and show empathy.

Dr Nisha Hickin
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About Dr Nisha Hickin

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Education

Dr Nisha is the Founder of The Therapy Home. She is a qualified Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist currenting working in a busy Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) in the NHS. She has chosen to specialise in supporting parents, children and adolescents with mental health difficulties. Dr Nisha is passionate about early intervention and really enjoys working with young people. 

 

As a therapist she is open, friendly and caring. She is skilled in engaging and building trusting therapeutic relationships with young people. Dr Nisha strives to instil hope and provide a space to explore oneself in depth and provide practical strategies to improve mental health and wellbeing.

She genuinely cares for each person she works with and believes that through collaborative work towards therapy goals, significant positive long term changes can be achieved

Dr Nisha offers free 15 minute consultations which you can easily book on this website, to allow you to meet her and ask any questions before booking therapy sessions. 

Experience

Dr Nisha has many years of experience working with young people in both education and mental health settings. She is knowledgeable about child mental health, parenting and a diverse range of therapies through her training and work in the NHS. This allows her to create tailor made therapy packages specifically designed for the person in front of her, to maximise the progress made. Dr Nisha regularly engages in professional development to enhance her expertise in topics such as trauma, loneliness and self-esteem. 

Specialities 
  • Parents, Children and Adolescents

  • Anxiety, including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Attacks, Health Anxiety and Phobias 

  • Depression and Low Mood 

  • Relationship and Friendship Issues

  • Challenging Behaviour

  • Stress and Trauma including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Self-Esteem and Confidence

  • Anger and Emotion Management

  • Loneliness and Isolation

  • Sleep Difficulties

  • School Attendance or Engagement Issues

  • Autism Spectrum Conditions and Learning Difficulties 

  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy), 2017-2020, Royal Holloway, University of London 

  • Bachelors Degree in Psychology (BSc), 2011-2013, University College London 

Research Publications 
 
  • Hickin, N., Käll, A., Shafran, R., Sutcliffe, S., Manzotti, G., & Langan, D. (2021). The effectiveness of psychological interventions for loneliness: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Clinical Psychology Review, 88, 102066.

  • Desatnik, A., Jarvis, C., Hickin, N., Taylor, L., Trevatt, D., Tohme, P., & Lorenzini, N. (2021). Preliminary Real-World Evaluation of an Intervention for Parents of Adolescents: The Open Door Approach to Parenting Teenagers (APT). Journal of Child and Family Studies, 30, 38-50.

  • Eddy, E., Heron, P. N., McMillan, D., Dawson, S., Ekers, D., Hickin, N., ... & Gilbody, S. (2020). Cognitive or behavioural interventions (or both) to prevent or mitigate loneliness in adolescents, adults, and older adults. Cochrane database of systematic reviews.

  • Desatnik, A., Jarvis, C., Hickin, N., Taylor, L., Trevatt, D., Tohme, P., & Lorenzini, N. (2020). Preliminary Real-World Evaluation of an Intervention for Parents of Adolescents: The Open Door Approach to Parenting Teenagers (APT). Journal of Child and Family Studies, 1-13.

  • Villalta, L., Smith, P., Hickin, N., & Stringaris, A. (2018). Emotion regulation difficulties in traumatized youth: a meta-analysis and conceptual review. European child & adolescent psychiatry, 27(4), 527-544.

  • Hickin, N & Rudkin, L (2016) An emotion recognition and regulation group for children with mild learning disabilities. Poster presented at the Division of Clinical Psychology’s Faculty for Children, Young People and Families Conference

  • Shanks, D. R., Vadillo, M. A., Riedel, B., Clymo, A., Govind, S., Hickin, N., & Puhlmann, L. (2015). Romance, risk, and replication: Can consumer choices and risk-taking be primed by mating motives? Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 144(6), e14

Seb Sutcliffe
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About Seb Sutcliffe

Seb is the co-founder of The Therapy Home. He is a qualified Child and Adolescent Mental Health Practitioner and Trainee Clinical Psychologist. 

 

He is passionate about working with children, young people and their families, especially helping them to manage their difficulties early before they become bigger. 

As a mental health practitioner, Seb is warm, creative and dynamic. Seb is trained in a range of evidence-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) strategies for overcoming and managing a range of mild-moderate mental health difficulties, such as anxiety and low mood, and he hopes to tailor these approaches to meet your needs.

Seb thinks that developing a trusting and caring relationship is at the heart of good therapy. He knows that when someone comes to therapy they can sometimes feel like they ‘are the problem’. He hopes that he can help you to challenge that story and find new ways to think about yourself and you or your families difficulties. Seb is also a big believer that therapy can, and often should, be fun!

Education
  • In progress -Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University College London (UCL), 2021-2024

  • Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) in Education Mental Health Practice, Distinction, 2019-2019, University College London

  • Master of Science (MSc) in Experimental Psychology, Distinction,2017-2018, University of Sussex

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English Language and Literature, 1st class, 2012-2015, University of Cambridge

Experience

Seb has worked for a number of years with young people and families in a range of educational settings, in research and in mental health services at both the charity Mind and in the NHS. He also has extensive experience of working with people with autism and/or a learning disability, both in school settings and in private healthcare.  He trained as a mental health practitioner for children at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families (AFNCCF), and has completed a placement at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Specialities
  • Anxiety, including Social Anxiety, Shyness, Generalised Anxiety, Performance Anxiety and Separation Anxiety

  • Low Mood in Adolescence

  • Friendship difficulties or Issues with Peers

  • Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties in Under 7s

  • Transition to Secondary School or a New School

  • Exam and Academic Stress

  • Low Self-Esteem

  • Improving Self-Care

  • Sleep Hygiene

  • Positive Psychology and Staying Well

  • Parent and Child Interactions

  • Routines and Boundary Setting

Publication
  • Hickin, N., Käll, A., Shafran, R., Sutcliffe, S., Manzotti, G., & Langan, D. (2021). The effectiveness of psychological interventions for loneliness: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Clinical Psychology Review, 88, 102066.

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