Nishah Dennison

Course Leader

Professional Biography

Nishah is an Integrative Psychotherapist, utilising psychodynamic and humanistic approaches in her work. She has been working as a therapist (post qualification) for over thirteen years and as a lecturer for over 11 years.

She has a special interest in spiritual growth as a beneficial addition to psychological growth, running courses in spiritual development that includes various teachings and meditations.


  • Story Stem Assessment Profiling - SSAP - Anna Freud Centre (2009)
  • Diploma in Teaching Canterbury & Christchurch University (2008)
  • Certificate in Group Work Centre For Personal & Professional Development (1999)
  • Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapy Middlesex University (1999)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy South Bank University (1998)
  • Foundation in Counselling & Psychotherapy Regent's University London (1995)

Relevant Past Employment

  • 2000 – 2003, ‘Public Health Advisor – Addictions' Tower Hamlets NHS Trust.
  • 1996 – 2000, ‘Debrief Facilitator' & ‘Trainer' Quit, London.
  • 1998 – 1999, ‘Freelance Psychotherapist' Winchester Alliance for Mental Health.


  • (1998). ‘Family Therapy': Exchange – Quarterly Journal of National Eczema Society.  Issue No. 90.

Professional Affiliation(s)/Accreditation

  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy
  • Registered with the UKCP as an Integrative Psychotherapist
  • Registered with the AHPP as an Integrative Psychotherapist utilising humanistic psychology
  • Member of the Institute for Learning (IFL) as a Qualified Teacher

Other Outputs

  • Life Alignment Practitioner

Conference Papers Given

  • (2008). ‘The Power of Intuition': a paper written for a Social Workers Convention and talk given at the Brahma Kumaris Centre, Oxford.

Teaching & Course Development

  • Teacher on Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Teacher on Foundation Course & Foundation Intensive
  • Co-developer of a modular foundation degree
  • Co-developer of a Level 5 advanced practitioner course


  • External Verifier for South Thames College (2003)