About me

I am a qualified Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor and I offer open-ended psychotherapy, and short term counselling to  individual adults and couples/other relationships in either English or Polish.

My interest in psychotherapy started many years ago when I commenced my work with vulnerable people affected by crime, particularly survivors of domestic abuse. I appreciated the healing power of talking therapy and benefits of making room to process difficult feelings and emotions whilst being true to ones’ values. In the past several years I have engaged in extensive therapeutic training, clinical work and my own journey of introspection and self- acceptance through my own personal therapy.

As an integrative therapist, I tailor the way I work to best suit my clients’ unique, individual needs, drawing from a variety of theoretical orientations. A trusting therapist-client relationship is a crucial part of the therapeutic change. I offer a non-judgemental, safe and empathetic space where clients are enabled to freely explore their emotional struggles and problems in life. I strongly believe in diversity and offer multiculturally sensitive support advocating dignity and value for all individuals. As such, I respect and adhere to all aspects of Equality Act 2010. I welcome individuals from all protected characteristics and ensure that that their individual needs are adequately appreciated whilst providing my service. This includes any members of the community represented by age, disability, gender reassignment, religion, race, sex and sexual orientation.

I work with couples and other forms of relationships (open, polyamorous, friendships, adult family relationships)

Training, qualifications & experience

I am registered with British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

  • MSc degree in Therapeutic Counselling.
  • Certificate in working with Couples and Other Relationships,
  • Level 2 Accredited Training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Certificate in Systemic Social Work Practice with Children and Families
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling.

With an extensive background in supporting survivors of domestic abuse and parents who lost their children to adoption, I have a vast experience in issues of domestic abuse and coercive control, bereavement, loss, guilt, shame, self-esteem, trauma, anxiety, and depression, family issues, spirituality, women's issues and adoption. I work in my private practice and I am also engaged in therapeutic work with parents who had their children permanently removed from their care.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Integrative
  • Intercultural Therapy
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I offer free initial consultation. It is the opportunity to discuss your hopes and expectations of therapy and decide if I am a suitable person for you to engage in therapy with. It will allow opportunity to ask any questions you may have and doesn't require you to make a commitment to therapy. 

For couples: weekly sessions (50 minutes) - £90 or fortnightly sessions  (75 minutes) -  £135

I have limited number of individual concessionary sessions I can offer to people on benefits, low income or students - please enquire.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I offer flexible appointments - please enquire

Sherfield-on-Loddon
RG27

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples

Additional languages

Polish

Barbara Luc

Barbara Luc