Joy Lacy

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BA (Hons) Counselling, MBACP Reg.
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

London, W13
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Do you feel anxious, sad or over-whelmed? Are you unsure what to do or how to make decisions? Or maybe you eat more or restrict your eating when life feels difficult. Uncertainty and challenges can have a big impact on our well-being and happiness, knocking confidence and stability. It can be hard to make sense of what is happening, who we are and where we are going in life.

The counselling relationship and how it works.

Talking about, and expressing things that don't make sense, or that make you feel sad, angry or afraid, helps you to understand what you are experiencing. You begin to get to know yourself more, perhaps in a different way. This can lead to increased trust and confidence in yourself, building your resilience to bring about the changes you want and to make the decisions that are right for you.

My training is of a person-centred approach, but my therapy takes account of your individual needs and experience, meaning we can work together to find what works best for you.

Building a confidential, respectful and non judgmental relationship is key to our work. We work at your pace so you can find your own way forward with the things that matter to you. I look forward to meeting you and working together.

Please get in touch to arrange your free initial telephone/online session.

Training, qualifications & experience

>BA (Hons) Metanoia Institute

>Diploma in Person Centred counselling - Metanoia Institute

>BA (Hons) Open University which includes psychology, sociology and child development.

>5 years at a bereavement organisation

>A year at a clinic specialising in a holistic approach to disordered eating

>Early Years Practitioner

>Facilitator of Positive Parenting groups

>Support of primary age children with additional needs

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and work within their ethical framework. To keep in line with BACP requirements, I have regular clinical supervision to ensure quality and ethical practice. I keep my skills and knowledge up to date through continual professional development through workshops and training as well as reading and research.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Parenting and family relationships
  • Restrictive eating
  • Weight loss

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£55.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

£55 per session.

Concessions may be available, so please do enquire if required.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Weekdays including early mornings, afternoons and evenings.

Further information


One client told me, 'I had been sleeping for years and now I'm waking up,'(LT) and another, 'I got the tools I need to manage my depression.' (LB) Others have said that being able to talk to someone they didn't know made so much difference.

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Parking close by at W13, free for most of the day. Nearest tube is Northfield on the Piccadilly Line.

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