Nicola Lester specialises in psychological trauma, providing training, consultancy, supervision and clinical support to organisations and individuals. She is a registered mental health nurse, qualified as an EMDR therapist.
Nicola provides a range of training packages from one-day workshops to longer incremental training programmes. Typically, the content of these courses is determined in collaboration with the organisation.
Nicola’s work draws on best practice and is taken from a range of disciplines, including military psychiatry, humanitarian assistance, occupational psychology, psychological trauma and creative therapies.
Nicola has specialised in working with military bereavement, through her clinical and consultancy work and doctoral research.
making SENSE of trauma
The SENSE model was initially developed in response to the Manchester bombing in May 2017 as a framework for front-line and emergency staff operating in the immediate aftermath of the incident.
Photograph taken by Amar, a Syrian photographer and member of the White Helmets. Amar’s distinctive style of photography is to capture objects of war positioned against brightly coloured flowers. Like many of the members of the White Helmets, instead of seeing devastation and destruction as a result of Syria’s ongoing conflict, Amar chose to see hope and a brighter future. His optimism has been influential in developing Nicola’s own approaches to working with psychological trauma.
Get in touch
Nicola welcomes the opportunity to discuss psychological trauma consultancy, training, supervision and clinical support to organisations and individuals, both in the UK and internationally.