Lucila Machado MBACP
I offer short and long term counselling in a discreet and welcoming environment.
I act with integrity, openness and professionalism. I aim to create a warm, supportive and safe space which enables you to explore the difficulties you are facing and in which growth, change and healing can take place.
As a biographical counsellor I am interested in working with your biography or life story. Although looking back at the past can be challenging, with the support of counselling you can discover patterns in your biography and gain a new understanding of your life journey. I aim to accompany and support you in a respectful and non judgemental way.
In our work together we may talk, use art, writing, movement and other methods, based on what we both feel is right for you.
Developing a relationship of shared trust and respect is very important for counselling to work well and, for this reason, I offer an initial 30 minute consultation at a reduced rate (please enquire). This initial meeting will inform you of the way I work and provide an opportunity for you to decide if I am the right therapist for you.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their ethical framework of good practice. I undertake regular training and personal and professional development in order to maintain my knowledge and skills.
In line with professional standards, I have regular supervision and I am insured.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained with the Biography and Social Development Trust to be a biographical counsellor. My training is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) of which I am a member.
I have previously trained as lawyer and a teacher.
I worked for thirteen years as an early years teacher at Edinburgh Steiner School and I bring to my practice the rich experience of pastoral care of adults and children alike.
I have great experience and interest in parenting issues and self development, childhood trauma and abuse.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are on a sliding scale from £40 to £45 for 1 hour.