Carla Nella

Carla Nella

Carla Nella

Integrative Arts Psychotherapist Trainee

Approach and background

You can expect confidential and judgment free sessions along with deep empathy when looking through the lens of your experience, as well as warmth and humour when it feels right. I will bring my authentic self in order for you to bring yours. Together we will create a safe place where challenging feelings, thoughts and experiences can be communicated, sensed and understood in order to facilitate growth.

Through my integrative approach I combine Attachment Theory, Gestalt, Psychodynamic & Transactional Analysis. This gives us a range of options to draw on, and means together we can find the ideal way of working that suits you. Creativity is integral to my therapeutic practice as the Arts can help illuminate experiences that words are difficult to define. I can adapt to however you want to communicate as a person; no set approach or artistic ability is necessary. I work with people from a wide range of backgrounds, and am a firm supporter of equality and difference.

Training, qualifications, and experience

IATE Certified Trainee

I am in my third year of an MA training in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy from the Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education where I have learnt how to engage the arts to facilitate the richest possible dialogue between therapist and client.

I am Practicing at St George’s Hospital

Working in forensic services for offenders with mental health conditions, who cannot be managed within the referring service.

Former Professional Actor

A career spent across stage and screen in multiple roles over a 7 year journey.

Primary qualifications

– Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education, Integrative Arts Psychotherapy, 2021 – 2024 (Current)

– Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education, Certificate in Counselling Skills, 2021

– Advanced Diploma in the Therapeutic & Educational Application of the Arts
The Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education, Islington 2020

– BA (Hons) in Musical Theatre, London Studio Centre 2012

Availability, fees, and contact details

I know it can be daunting taking the leap in starting therapy which is why I always offer a 15 minute free consultation so you can get a sense of whether I could be a good fit for you. Following this, I offer weekly 50-minute sessions for short-term and long-term therapy. If we both decide we’d like to work together, my fee is £45 per hour

I offer in-person sessions at The Brixton Practice on Thursday Evenings. I also offer sessions on other days via zoom. Please contact me at for more info or to book a consultation.