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About me

A qualified integrative counsellor, I work intuitively with my clients to support and improve their mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. I offer a warm, open and accepting space where there is no place for judgement. I understand what it takes to really feel and face challenges and make changes to experience a better future. Using empathy and attentiveness, together we can explore your past or present trials and work at your pace to see a way forward that meets your needs. Yes, counselling can support you through difficult times, it can also enhance your quality of life.

As well as working in private practice I also volunteer for a mental health and wellbeing charity in East Devon. I love walking on the moors and beach, spending time in nature energises and centres me. I have benefitted from practicing meditation and mindfulness in my daily life.

I incorporate mindfulness techniques into my sessions, when appropriate, and also work with clients to explore and deepen their trust in their own inner self. This quote from Rumi is beautifully simple and speaks of connection with that inner self.

“There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen.” – Rumi

If my approach resonates with you, please do get in touch. I offer a free introductory session of up to 30mins for us to explore how working together might feel.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor. I put my client at the heart of my work and utilise different theories and tools to best support each client as an individual.

I have been volunteering for a charity in East Devon since mid 2019.

Qualifications:

Level 2: Introduction to Counselling (2017)
Level 3: Foundation Certificate in Counselling (2018)
Level 4: Advanced Diploma in Counselling (NCS Accredited - 2020)

Continuing Professional Development:

  • Sand Tray Therapy (Heartwood College of Counselling and Psychotherapy)
  • CBT with Older People (Online - University of East Anglia)
  • Psychology and mental health: Beyond nature and nurture (Online - University of Liverpool)
  • Coronavirus: Considering Our Responses And Responsibilities – Kate Dunn & Carole Francis-Smith
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy from a Distance: Engaging the Body, Creating Presence, and Building Relationship In Online Therapy
  • Online Therapy Institute - Moving your practice online
  • Counselling Tutor – 80 hour CPD - Online and Telephone Counselling
  • Dealing with Distress: Working with Suicide and Self-Harm Online Training – Carolyn Spring
  • Working with Shame Online Training – Carolyn Spring
  • Bereavement Awareness – Counselling Tutor CPD
  • Pronouns Awareness - Sussex Rainbow Counselling

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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.

National Counselling Society

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

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial online session

Additional information

I charge £40 for a 50 minute online or telephone session. I also offer a number of reduced rate sessions (£30) for those on low income or OAPs.

I offer an initial, introductory, session of up to 30 minutes free of charge.

Payment is by BACs 24 hours in advance.

Due to COVID 19 I am currently only working online or by telephone.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I offer sessions Thursday and Friday, please do get in touch to discuss availability.

Further information

It was my own experience of the transformational effect of counselling that led me to train as a counsellor myself. Looking back I realise how important it was for me to be able to speak to someone in confidence who accepted me and my story without judgement. I was given the space to just be me, to share my fears, explore my expectations of myself and to reach a place of acceptance.

“I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.” - Brené Brown

Teignmouth
Devon
TQ14

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

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Lucie Hollingsworth, MBACP (Registered), MNCS (Accred)

Lucie Hollingsworth, MBACP (Registered), MNCS (Accred)