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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Binge-eating disorder
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
My fees are on a sliding scale from £40 to £45 for 1 hour.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client