Lucy Borthwick Reg MBACP (Dip Therapeutic Counselling, Intensive Cert. CBT)
Working Online or by telephone.
Are you tired of feeling anxious and overwhelmed with life?
Do you find yourself worrying excessively or putting everyone else’s needs before your own, leaving you at the bottom of the list?
Would you like to feel more confident? Calmer? More in control of your life?
I provide therapeutic counselling to help you to explore your feelings, learn effective ways to manage your anxiety and develop more confidence, giving you back the control that you want in life.
I recognise that life can be tough so If you’re currently finding it difficult then you’re not alone. As a compassionate counsellor I can help you to explore your emotions to help you understand them and feel more in control.
Together we can work out what has brought you to this point in your life and how best you can navigate your life moving forward. When we feel stuck in life we often feel that there are no alternative options, however, I can help you to see that there are always choices we can make and things don’t have to stay the same. You can have a more fulfilling and rewarding life.
I offer counselling sessions on a basis that suits you, weekly, fortnightly or monthly. We can discuss and agree this together when we meet or on the telephone.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate in The Rewind Technique (Treatment for Trauma)
- Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural therapy
- BACP Certificate of Proficiency
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills & Theory
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
As a training requirement, but equally, because I believe that therapists must know themselves very well in order to practise well, I have spent years in my own personal therapy, which has been its own reward.
I have enjoyed working in a variety of settings including Charity agencies, G.P surgeries and Further Education colleges. As well as working in Private Practice I also work as a counsellor for the Police Firearms Officers Association (PFOA). I also have experience of Bereavement counselling, having worked in a local Hospice, supporting people through the grieving process and helping them to make sense of their loss.
Learning is an ongoing process and I continue to develop and update my work through reading new research, having regular supervision, and attending workshops, courses and conferences.
Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, I have worked for 23 years in education as a Teacher and like many of my clients have experienced the demands of working to deadlines, striving to achieve targets and having to cope in a stressful environment. Whilst experiencing this I have also enjoyed the rewards that come from teaching, nurturing a child's potential and helping them to build confidence and develop as a person. This helps me to understand the challenges that young people face and informs my work with young people in the counselling setting.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£40 per 50 minute session - Online and telephone until further notice.