About me

Working Face to face, 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

  • 101-Introduction to Transactional Analysis
  • Working with Shame- Carolyn Spring training
  • 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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

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Fees

£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Face to Face - £45

Online (Teams/Zoom) - £45

Telephone - £45

Each session is 50 minutes





Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday-Tuesday 5:30pm-8pm
Wednesday 5pm-6:30pm
Thursday-Friday 9:30am-7:30pm

Further information

Toilet facilities available.

Hagley
Worcestershire
DY9

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom

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Lucy Borthwick

Lucy Borthwick