Dr. Nimmi Hutnik can be contacted at nimmihutnik@yahoo.comContact Dr. Nimmi Hutnik at +447896997401 or email her at nimmihutnik@yahoo.com

What I Do:

My private practice in cognitive behaviour therapy focuses on teaching skills which allow people to:

  manage moods

  improve relationships

  increase self-confidence
  overcome stress
  step over barriers to creativity and accomplishment

GPs refer patients to me for depression, anxiety problems, stress management, interpersonal problems, and adjustment disorders.


My Approach

I use Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)​. CBT has lots of sound research behind it that shows it works. It is a scientifically proven, effective way to manage your moods and feel good again. It is recommended by NICE as the therapy of choice for most mental health issues. If you want to know more go to www.babcp.com. CBT enables you to look at the relationships between your thoughts, feelings and behaviour and how they interact in the world. CBT uses a here-and-now approach though sometimes it is helpful to understand the childhood origins of current problems. It enables  people to look for their hidden strengths and helps them build resilience in the face of stress and worry.

As effective adjuncts to CBT I also use:

Mindfulness Meditation 

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy 

Transactional Analysis     


My Specialisms

I specialise in 

Anxiety and Stress

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Road Traffic Accidents

Parenting Issues (however, I do not see children in my practice)

Relationship Issues



My Training and Experience:

  •  I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist.To call yourself a psychologist in the UK you must be registered with British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). You typically need supervised clinical practice and successful completion of the written exams.
  • I am also a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist accredited by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).
  • My doctoral training was at Oxford University, UK in Social and Developmental Psychology.
  • I have an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Delhi University.
  • I have a B.A. (Hons) in Psychology from Delhi University
  • I have been working as a therapist for over 25 years.
  • I currently also teach CBT at post graduate level.


Where is my Clinic

  • My clinic is in South East London (SE5). People who live near the Oval, Kennington, Clapham, Tooting, Balham, Stockwell, London Bridge, Dulwich, Peckham will find it easy to travel to my practice. If we choose to work together I will send you directions.
  • If you are too far away to travel to my clinic I will, on occasion, do some telephone appointments but this depneds on the type of issue you would like to work on and only after we have had at least one or two a face to face appointments in which we will try to get to know each other.


Can You Make Your Own Appointment?

  • Yes, you can email me directly to make an appointment. 
  • Soemtimes people are referred by their family doctor, their Employee Assistance Program counsellor, or a friend. Sometimes a check-up with your GP is a good idea to see if a problem, for example, depression or anxiety, has an underlying medical cause. 


Is your visit covered by the NHS ?

No.  Psychologists in private practice in the UK are not covered by the NHS.


What about Private Insurance?

Many people have extended health insurance plans through work which cover at least a portion of their psychologist's bill.



  • Individuals £95 per 50 minute session during office hours (9-5 pm on Tuesdays only). 
  • Individuals £110 per 50 minutes session outside of office hours (7 am- 8 am; 5 pm-8pm Tuesdays only)
  • Insurance companies £120 per 50 minute session. (£150 outside office hours)
  • Couples:  £150 per session (75 mins.)  (£180 outside office hours)

Some concessions are available.


The number of sessions will depend on the goals that you have for yourself and the issues that you are dealing with. Some people need only 6 sessions. Others need longer.

How Does This Work?

People come for one hour appointments, usually once every week or two to begin with.  The idea is to come for only as many sessions as you need to understand your situation, to set goals, and to learn how to work towards them.  The approach I take is called Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (www.babcp.com) , which is an approach to understanding your thoughts, feelings, and actions, and how they interact with the world around you.  The main focus is on the here-and-now, but for some people understanding and coming to terms with early experiences may be an important part of handling their current situation better


Contact Me

Contact me at nimmihutnik@yahoo.com to set a date and time for an assessment session with me. An assessment session enables me to get a full picture of the issues that you bring and  may last upto 75 minutes. It is charged pro rata.


Free MP3 on Progressive Muscle Relaxation

To get you started towards your path of greater health and well being I have produced a free, immediately downloadable MP3 on Progressive Muscle Relaxation. In this MP3 I take you through a process by which you learn to tense and relax the muscles of your body to achieve a greater degree of relaxation. By practising this exercise, you can teach yourself to relax in situations that make you feel anxious or stressed. Just click on the button below to download this MP3. You will of course need an MP3 player to successfully download this.


Contact me

Send an email to nimmihutnik@yahoo.com so that we can set up your assessment session.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

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