Lordia Lewis-Spencer Reg. MBACP, MBAATN
My direction towards self-development has exposed me to deep & wonderful values. I now understand that feelings don’t need to be avoided or feared, they just are. I know people are all inherently creative & given the right environment of empathy, non-judgmental & unconditional positive regard everyone can find their way.
During my studies at Roehampton University, I was actively encouraged to engage in therapy so I could first experience what it means to be a client while exploring my own issues & promote emotional growth. This has been a deep, extensive journey into oneself which has supported me, not only in my work, but also in personal my life.
Training, qualifications & experience
As a fully qualified Therapist & registered member of BACP, I demonstrate an attitude of professional boundaries & conduct towards clients which have helped me carefully adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework.
My professional journey started with a foundation certificate in counselling theory, before being awarded a Degree (Hons) in Counselling & Psychotherapy accredited by UKCP.
As a commitment to continued professional development I embarked on my postgraduate studies through UPCA & have since completed further training in sexual, emotional/psychological abuse, suicidal ideation skills & PTSD.
I have also obtain my diploma in Clinical Supervision and is a Supervisor to trainees and professionals alike.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
A FREE consultation
Initial session is our chance to meet and talk about the challenges you face and what you hope to get from counselling.
Individuals : £50 (per session)
Couples: £70 (per session)
Limited consessionary rates available.
I have a limited number of low cost places available to clients on a low income.
I am an integrative Therapist, meaning I work eclectically in Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy & Humanistic with an emphasis on Existential Phenomenology. I’ve refined these skills throughout my 12 years clinical experience practicing both in the public & private sector.
This includes working with the Samaritans, the NHS & in GP surgeries specialising in bereavement & loss. I’ve worked in community engagement with Turning Point substance misuse service & also spent 4 extremely rewarding years working as an addiction's practitioner at Phoenix Futures Adult Residential Rehabilitation Centre during which I also received training in psychopharmacology.