Lucie Bouchon Watt MA, DipPsych, MBACP (Accredited)
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My counselling approach is based on Psychosynthesis, a long-established psychotherapeutic model, founded on the belief that we are all unique individuals, each with the inner resources to transform self-limiting patterns and lead more fulfilling and creative lives. Realising that we can still have choices and control over our lives is sometimes difficult to believe especially in today's challenging world.
I shall neither give you advice nor try to 'fix things', but will actively listen to your difficulties and help you to clarify your needs, thoughts and feelings in a safe, non-judgmental and supportive environment. We may look at unresolved past issues, your current life situation, the future or explore together the options you have in making decisions and managing your life. The aim of our work together is to help you gain a greater awareness, feel more in control of your life and open yourself to all of your possibilities.
In addition to dialogue, and if appropriate, I also work with creative techniques specific to Psychosynthesis, such as free drawing and writing, guided imagery, role play, body and movement awareness.
My private practice is at home, in West Dulwich, and in London Bridge, at the Psychosynthesis and Education Trust. Both venues are easily accessible by public transport. I can offer early morning, daytime and evening appointments and work with both individuals and couples.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified accredited Counsellor with a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling from the University of East London, gained after three years of in-depth training at the Psychosynthesis and Education Trust. I also hold a Certificate in Couple Counselling from the Re-Vision Centre for Integrative Psychosynthesis.
In addition to my private practice, I have worked for several years as a voluntary Bereavement Counsellor at the St. Christopher's Hospice in Sydenham, with a particular focus on change and loss.
My professional background is originally in education as a teacher and a lecturer, both in schools and in adult education. I have always enjoyed working with people from all walks of life and this has strongly influenced my decision to become a therapist.
I specialise in a wide range of areas, with a particular interest in issues relating to cultural difference and identity in my work with individuals and couples. I offer both short term and open contracts according to each client's needs and financial situation.
I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I am listed on their National Register. I adhere to their professional code of practice and am engaged in regular clinical supervision.
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Womanhood, assertiveness and identity
Life transitions and existential crises
Self-development and personal expression through art, creative writing and literature.
£ 55 per hourly session with a sliding scale for lower incomes. £ 65 for couples.
I work both in English and in French (my native language)