Lucianne Gerrard BA (hons) Humanistic Counselling; BSc (hons) Pschology
Specialising in narcissistic abuse, brain injury and neurological disorders among others (see below; What I can help with), I am a fully trained counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and offer individuals confidential counselling in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework. Humanistic counselling is based on the principle of helping you to find your “true” self so that you can reach your full potential. I am friendly, empathic, non-judgemental and offer both short and long-term counselling. At present, I am offering (zoom) online counselling.
My experience includes counselling both adults and young people and I have a particular interest (and training) in individuals who are suffering, or have suffered, narcissistic abuse and individuals with neurological disorders or brain injury. I also have experience working with adults and young people with a range of mental health issues (see below; What I can help with) and have also practised in a GP surgery and with various charities.
Our free of charge “introductory” reduced session (usually around 10 - 20 minutes) gives us the opportunity to meet, to see if you would like to work with me, and to discuss what you would like to achieve from your counselling. For more information see my website.
What I can help with:
Anxiety, bereavement, brain injury, cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome (ME), cultural issues, death/dying, depression, disability, health related issues/loss, identity issues, loss, multiple sclerosis (MS), narcissistic abuse, personal development/growth, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), relationships, self-esteem, self-harm, sexual identity, sexuality, spirituality, stress, trauma. Please feel free to ask me if you’d like to talk about something not mentioned on this list and I will tell you whether or not I am able to help with that.
With much personal experience of a variety of narcissistic relationships and seeing similar experiences in many clients, my fascination with narcissism, narcissistic traits, and Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) has developed. The common dynamic of the relationship with a narcissistic individual often involves narcissistic power, control and manipulation, leaving their partner feeling powerless, often believing that they are unable to be independent, and usually doubting their own mind, thoughts, and memories. Reflecting on common techniques that narcissists tend to employ, such as “love-bombing”, “gaslighting” and “stonewalling”, can lead to a better understanding of the narcissistic abuse that has occurred or is occurring, allowing the client a confidential, safe space to consider their own thoughts with emphasis on building self-esteem and recognising their individual strengths.
I also enjoy working with clients, and carers of clients, who are coping with brain injury and neurological disorders.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA (Hons) Humanistic Counselling (University of Chichester)
- MSc Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging (University of Nottingham)
- BSc (First class Hons) Psychology (University of Stirling)
- BEd (Hons) Primary Education (University of Strathclyde) Recent Additional Training:
- Clinically addressing narcissistic abuse: Bearing witness and paradigm shifts
- Working with Narcissism
- 10 Core Techniques for Healing from Narcissistic Abuse
- “Somatic Masterclass: Working with the Body in Psychotherapy”
- How to do counselling online: a coronavirus primer (The Open University; BACP)
- The changing landscape of college and school based counselling (BACP)
- Helping Clients Heal Trauma and PTSD During the Pandemic
- Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: Survivors Transformational Approaches to Treating Complex Trauma
- Shame and Self-Loathing in the Treatment of Trauma Strategies
- Shame - The Meaning of Shame in the Treatment of Trauma
- Narcissistic Abuse
- The Moving on Project – young people
- GP surgery- wide range of adults
- YMCA - young people
- Charities - adults with MS/ brain injury/ neurological disorders
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Coming to terms with change/ loss
£40 per session (50 minutes)
10% discount on block booking of 6 sessions
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