Lucy Gordon Counsellor and Psychotherapist MBACP

Lucy Gordon Counsellor and Psychotherapist MBACP

Plymouth Chiropractic Clinic
152 Mannamead Road



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Plymouth Chiropractic Clinic
152 Mannamead Road



About me

Hello, I'm Lucy, a counsellor & Psychotherapist working in the Plymouth area. I have a passion for providing a friendly and compassionate service to my clients and will be very happy to hear from you. I have a particular interest in helping my clients understand themselves better, this can lead to increased self-worth and increased happiness. I understand that we all need different things from therapy and I will change the way I work to adapt to your preferences and expectations. Please read on to find out how I can help you...

If you are going through difficult times or want to gain a greater understanding of yourself, talking confidentially to a compassionate, non-judgemental and empathic professional, is a highly-recommended strategy.

If you are feeling low, worried or overwhelmed, having a regular space to offload can be invaluable.
If you've chosen 2017 as the year to focus on understanding issues that are troubling you, I'm here to help.

Finding the right person to talk to can be daunting and you might be feeling worried about making the first step. With this in mind, I will provide you with a friendly and gentle initial session to help you to feel comfortable and to decide if I am the right counsellor for you.

You are uniquely individual, so listening very carefully to what you want, need and expect from therapy, I will use useful parts of many different types of counselling to tailor a service just for you. Moving forward, you will have a regular, confidential, safe, non-judgemental and empathic space with me, to explore, reflect and make changes.

You can explore and gain help with difficult issues such as; stress, depression, self-confidence, shyness, relationships, loss, anxiety, adjustment to change, suicidal thoughts, loneliness or simply wanting to understand yourself better

You will be assured by the passion I have for providing therapeutic support. I have a wealth of experience, having worked with adults, older adults and young people within private practice, the NHS, private and community healthcare settings and educational establishments.

If you would like to know more about my therapeutic counselling service or book an initial session I am very happy for you to email or text me at any time. Alternatively, if you prefer, we can arrange a mutually convenient time to speak via the phone. I very much look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully insured and registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and on the Accredited Register of Professional Standards.

I hold a current DBS certificate.

As well as providing an established counselling and psychotherapy service I also teach Counselling skills to adults taking counselling Qualifications.

You will find that I collaborate with you to ensure you get the most out of your time with me. With firm foundations in Person Centred Counselling, I work pluralistically most commonly adding elements from Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT) Psycho-education, Transactional Analysis (TA), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Gestalt, Schema Theory, Attachment Theory, Brief intervention theory, Mindfulness, Trauma Resourcing, Hope Theory, Psychodrama and Relational Theory.

Formal Qualifications:
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling CPCAB accredited
Diploma in Person Centred Therapeutic Counselling CPCAB accredited
Cognitive Behavioral Theory AQA
Counselling Studies CPCAB
BA Hons Art & Design with Education Studies

Plymouth Options NHS Depression and Anxiety Service (IAPT)
Wellbeing Service - Educational Setting (young people)
Xzenzone- Community Healthcare Setting (young people)
SSL- Affiliate Psychotherapist
Broadreach Training - Tutor
Health Assured EAP - Affiliate Counsellor
Lucy Gordon Counselling  - Private Practice

Other Relevant Training
Hope & Psychotherapy
Client & Therapist factors
Trauma - effective phase 1 work
Attachment Theory
Sexual Issues & Counselling
Cultural identity in Counselling & Psychotherapy
The Body in Psychotherapy
Compassion Focussed Therapy
Working with Grief and Loss
Understanding Personality Disorder
Schema Focussed Therapy
STORM suicidal risk assessment
Psychopathology and DSM
Assessment in counselling & Psychotherapy
Brief Interventions in Substance Misuse
Understanding Trauma

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I work using the pluralistic approach which recognises that there are many contributing factors to why we seek therapy and many different ways to facilitate change. Recognising this expands the potential to make positive change by the absence of constraints to any one therapeutic mode or integration model.

That said, I keep the foundations of my therapeutic work within the person centred approach and I am by nature a very analytical thinker. These elements combine and naturally influence the way I work.

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Initial session: £30

Block/regular rate for 1:1 sessions: £35

Standard rate for 1:1 sessions : £40

Discount / Concessions considered, dependant on circumstance and availability.

Fees can be paid by cash or via bank transfer.

Further information

Client feedback:

“I felt like Lucy really tried to get to know me as a whole person even in the short time that we had, she tried to understand my problems and also the things that I feel good about. Whilst talking to her I felt like the problems I am having are important and valid which was great because it is easy to tell yourself otherwise. It was so good to find someone that I could feel comfortable explaining exactly how I felt, she gave me time to think and helped me when I found it difficult to understand my thoughts. Seeing Lucy has given me hope that I can do something about my anxieties and beginning to understand them has made me feel much calmer starting university”.

"Working with Lucy helped me not only with everything I went to talk about originally but with other matters and issues I didn't realise I needed to look into, talk about and explore”.

"I had never attended counselling before but I have found these therapy sessions so helpful and would not hesitate to recommend Lucy to others".

"My Counsellor, Lucy was very kind and supportive, not judgmental in any way. I felt she cared about my wellbeing, I wish I could have seen her years ago. Thank you - you saved me in 2015"

"As I live alone, far from my family, I needed someone to talk to. Having someone who I can share my feelings, thoughts and behaviors with, who has no self intent, has been incredibly helpful. Lucy is non-judgmental and empathetic and allowed me to be totally honest, not thinking about someone's reactions, as I would with a friend or family member. I would definitely recommend Lucy as a counsellor".

Maps & Directions

Plymouth, PL3 5QL
Plymouth, PL9

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Various appointments available Monday-Thursday 8am - 7pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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