Lucinda Stirton

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Swindon, Wiltshire, SN25 4YX
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I'm Lucinda Stirton; a qualified Therapeutic Counsellor and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I graduated with a BSc Psychology from the University of Plymouth in 2010 and completed my Level 4 Diploma in therapeutic Counselling at New College, Swindon in 2013. I am currently studying the Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at UWE and have over 10 years’ experience in the NHS. For my private practice, I am based in Swindon and Devizes, as well as offering video sessions. Please get in touch for my availability. 

Life can be difficult, and humans are complex beings. It’s not surprising we can end up feeling unhappy, lost or overwhelmed. Dealing with emotions is an important part of self-care and counselling can equip you with the awareness and tools to be kinder to yourself. People often choose to have therapy when things go wrong, but you don’t have to be in crisis to benefit. I am passionate about providing supportive, compassionate and professional therapy where you can explore any problems you’re having in a safe and confidential environment without judgement.

I work with a broad range of issues including stress, depression, anxiety (including OCD, social anxiety, phobias and general anxiety), low self-esteem, anger, bereavement and trauma. I have a special interest in supporting women during the perinatal period (before, during and after pregnancy) and am currently conducting my doctoral thesis into new-motherhood experiences. I strongly support health professionals maintaining their own wellbeing, hence offering a discount for all NHS staff.

I will listen to your story and work with you to understand yourself better and make positive changes. I recognise the strengths, knowledge and experience that comes with your individual story, whoever you are. I am an integrative therapist, which means I draw from several psychological models to deliver therapy that is the best fit for you and what you hope to gain. My main therapeutic approaches are Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Psychodynamic therapy. I also incorporate Compassion Focused Therapy and Mindfulness techniques in my work.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology
  • Level 1, 2 & 3 Certificates in Counselling Skills
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Registered member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

I adhere by the codes of ethics for the British Psychological Society and British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Individual therapy (50 minutes) £50/ NHS staff & students £45

Single session therapy (90 minutes) £90 / NHS staff & students £80

8 Abbey Meads Village Centre, Elstree Way, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN25 4YX

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people

Key details

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