Plymouth Chiropractic Clinic
152 Mannamead Road
Hello, I'm Lucy, a Counsellor working in the Plymouth area. I will aim to provide you with a counselling service which fits with your needs and expectations.
I understand that there are many things that can cuase us to seek counselling and it can be daunting making that first step. With this in mind, I provide a friendly and gentle initial session to help you to feel as comfortable as possible. I am also happy to answer questions about my counselling service prior to your first appointment.
Perhaps you feel you would like to have some short term therapy? I am experienced in working with clients over 4-8 sessions to explore and improve issues such as anxiety, anger and stress.
It could be that you would like longer term support, I'm also experienced in delivering a psychotherapeutic service to address this need. Longer term work can be a helpful way of understanding and overcoming problems such as depression and can be a excellent gateway into greater self awareness and self esteem.
Or maybe you feel uncertain what you need, perhaps you are going through a difficult time and just need a compassionate and non-judemental space to talk - that's ok too, I'm here to help.
What ever you decide, I will work in collaboration with you, listening carefully and helping you on your journey to positive change.
I very much look forward to hearing from you via text, email or phone.
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), Schema Theory, Attachment Theory and Brief intervention theory
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (level 5) 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
Pam Assist EAP - Affiliate Counsellor
Lucy Gordon Counselling - Private Practice
Other Relevant Training
Transactional Analysis 101
Hope & Psychotherapy
Trauma - effective phase 1 work
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
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Personality disorders
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship issues
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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Standard rate for 1:1 appointments £35
Evening appointment rates (after 5pm) £40
“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
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Various appointments available Monday-Thursday 8am - 7pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|