Lucy Chamberlin, MSc (Psych), UKCP reg. (Accred)
I am psychotherapist and counsellor working online and with a clinic in Twickenham.
People come to counselling and psychotherapy for so many reasons, it would not be possible to list them here. Sometimes life events, life stages or situations can leave us feeling less able to access our resources, making it feel harder to cope with life's ups and downs. I believe that everyone of us has the capacity to achieve change and heal their wounds to build more satisfying relationships.
Each person is unique and so is every relationship. My approach is holistic; how each of us thinks, feels and embodies own unique experiences are all integral to our well-being. Working creatively with you to explore and understand your unique experience because your well being is important.
I work with relationship issues, anxiety, depression, bereavement or loss, family issues or if you feel ‘stuck’ and want more from your life; I work with you to support you to expand your resources and release your potential to lead a more satisfying life.
I also work with trainees and students.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an MSc in Gestalt Psychotherapy from Metanoia Institute and Middlesex University. I have a Diploma in Hypnotherapy. I am an EMDR practitioner.
As well as working with anxiety, depression and trauma I have also worked extensively with loss and bereavement both in a hospice and also with a charity supporting survivors, witnesses and bereaved families during the 7/7 inquest. Also working with a charity supporting those with addictions and trauma. I have broad workplace experience of working in a range of environments, including working as a creative writer/collaborator on scripts, as well as working in HR in the Corporate sector as well as the Charity sector and the NHS.
I have also been a Primary Tutor at Metanoia Institute (Middlesex University) on the Diploma Course in Gestalt, Visiting Tutor on Humanistic and Integrative trainings at Metanoia Institute and as an Assistant Tutor for 3 years also from 2015. I taught as Tutor on a counselling training in Hertfordshire in 2015-2016. I have also worked within the NHS as a Trainer and as a group process facilitator.
My experiences contribute to my belief that each individual needs to be treated with dignity, respect and humanity.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Group Therapy £30-£40
NHS staff bursaries available