Consultancy

Nicola offers consultancy and direct clinical input to individuals, families, groups and organisations. Consultancy sessions are used to supplement training programmes to support implementation.

Experience

Among the many projects Nicola has provided consultancy and clinical support to within the UK is a Ministry of Justice funded project, working with victims of terror. This has involved guiding and enabling the organisation to develop clinically and trauma informed models of practice, providing long-term oversight and offering direct clinical input to complex cases.

Working in the Middle East, she has established a training programme for the Syria White Helmets, to support their emergency response work within conflicted affected communities. This involved an intensive residential package, delivered over five days to enable the development of initiatives for those experiencing psychological trauma and traumatic bereavement.

Other examples of projects include training for healthcare staff in a paediatric intensive care unit in response to a traumatic incident, developing trauma informed practice for charities using sport to affect social change and responding to mass fatality incidents in hostile environments overseas.

Clinical Work

As a mental health nurse, Nicola also provides direct clinical support to individuals and families following a traumatic incident. This includes undertaking an initial assessment of needs, the commissioning and coordination of specialist psychological services, as well as offering long-term care.

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Nicola’s signature homemade ‘trauma informed’ cupcakes are used during training workshops and consultancy sessions to highlight the importance of focusing on staff wellbeing and enhancing morale within the workplace as part of developing a trauma informed approach to practice.

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.

Email

consultancy@nicolalester.co.uk

Phone

07912 763247