Lucy Barker MBACP

Lucy Barker MBACP




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About me

We all have our own unique story and a history we cannot change, but the goals of therapy remain the same: to build awareness, to feel that we have the freedom and power to choose an onward path, to feel accepted as we are and to explore what it is to be human. We can do this together.

What you need are the resources of self-awareness and self-acceptance. You need a toolkit.

I believe that you already have them, but they may be buried deep inside you, so deep that you doubt they exist.  It’s hard to get perspective on your story when you are immersed in it. I offer you a companion, a mirror, an archaeologist to empathically and non-judgementally sift through your memories and feelings, to find the source of both your issues and your recovery.

Life throws up many challenges. You may be

·      stressed about work
·      finding family issues and dynamics hard to navigate
·      grieving a loss
·      struggling with relationships
·      dealing with the pressures of parenthood
·      experiencing anxiety, depression or phobias
·      feeling stuck in unwanted or unhelpful behaviour patterns

Together we can look at how you have coped with hurdles thus far and see if these coping mechanisms are still serving you, or if they are out of date. 

Like the spinning gyroscope we want to be the centre of our selves, as opposed to ‘self centred’, so that we remain balanced, whichever way life knocks us.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified integrative counsellor, meaning that I use a variety of different theories in my work, and I am member of the BACP.  I have experience with both adults and children (the latter with Place2Be and offer long and short-term face-to-face work and telephone support.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Therapies offered

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  • TW1 Therapy Room
  • TW1 Therapy Room


Fees are £50 for a 50 minute session

Maps & Directions

Richmond, TW9
Twickenham, TW1

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


I work daytimes 9am - 3pm with some evening sessions available.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults