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MA, MBACP

About me

I’m Lucy, an integrative therapist offering safe, confidential and non-judgemental  counselling. An 'integrative' style means that I can draw on several different therapeutic approaches tailored to your needs and preferences, and we can work out together what is most effective for you. There are no workbooks or instructions, just you, me, and what feels right.

What is counselling?

The therapeutic relationship is a mutual experience built on trust, compassion and non-judgemental acceptance. All those thoughts, feelings and memories that seem unspeakable, you can say them here. I can sit with you in your darkest moments, and stay with you through the chaos of lifting the lid on long-stored emotions and experiences.

My flexible and creative approaches to counselling are often valued by clients who sometimes find it hard to know where to start, or to find the words to express what they are feeling, but still desire the autonomy to direct the counselling process themselves and find their own path. Other clients value being helped to slow down, focus, and to create connections between thoughts and order in the jumble of words can tumble out once sitting with someone trained and ready to hear them.

You might come with many questions, or none at all. I am here to help you work out what exactly it is you really want to know, and start working towards finding solutions within yourself. You are the expert in your own life, and I can help empower you to explore your emotional responses and make your own journey to a connected, fulfilling life.

What should I expect?

In the first session I will need to go through a few details that ensure that we can work together ethically and safely. After that, the counselling session is led by you. I don't take any notes in the session as I want to be able to concentrate entirely on you and your needs. Sometimes I might suggest therapeutic interventions or activities that I feel might be helpful to you, but these are always optional and we can talk about what is helpful - or not - as we work together.

What can you help me with?

I have experience helping clients with a range of presentations, including; anxieties and depressions, grief, marriage, family and relationship difficulties, identity, self-esteem and insecurity, uncertainty and change, control conditions and stress.

My personal interest is in intergenerational conflict; exploring and understanding relationships between parents and their adult children.

I am particularly experienced in helping young people (15+) in the challenges they face in the modern world.

How can we connect?

Remote counselling is available on Zoom, or on the telephone. I can offer face-to-face counselling in my home-based office in Woking, Surrey. Occasionally clients have also enjoyed the option of walk-and-talk therapy, in the natural surroundings local to my office. I can also offer early morning, twilight or weekend appointments to work with your schedule, just get in touch to discuss your needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA, MA, DipCouns. 

I am a qualified therapist, teacher, a trained Mental Health First Aider and teacher of meditation. I have worked supporting young adults for over 20 years and now specialise in supporting mental health and wellbeing on a 1-1 basis.

I have taken supplementary training in working with clients online, as well as training in specific approaches and interventions including working with young people,  existentialism, gestalt, transactional analysis and internal family systems.

Member organisations

BACP

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

From £60.00 to £80.00

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

My fee for a 1-1 session is £60.00 - the same whether it is face-to-face, online or walk-and-talk.

​Couples’ or relationship sessions for two people are £80.00.

I can offer a negotiable reduction for counselling students. 

When I work

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Further information

Any questions?

I offer a free 20-minute consultation where we can get a feel of whether I would be able to help you with your needs, and you can ask me any questions you might have. For some clients, their counsellor's personal experience with specific life events might be important, so please feel free to ask whether I am a good fit for you.

Woking, Surrey, GU21

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

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Online platforms

Skype
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Zoom

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