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Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Therapeutic Coach FdSc;MBACP
Southam CV47 & Machynlleth SY20

About me

I integrate a number of therapeutic approaches into my work as a Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Therapeutic Coach. Offering an intentional & safe space for self reflection & exploration through gentle enquiry & empathic listening.  By taking a moment to pause, together we explore thoughts, feelings and behaviour patterns, helping gain clarity for your past, the present moment and for your life moving forward. 

I work in private practice in Warwickshire & North Wales with adults and young people (16+); prior to this I have worked therapeutically with students and staff at a renowned Independent School in Warwickshire and at various charities providing psycho-education, wellbeing support and psychotherapeutic counselling to adults & parents. I have also trained in Mindfulness, Meditation and Transformational Coaching to provide a more intuitive & holistic approach to mental health and wellbeing. 

You may be feeling anxious or sadness in your daily life; complications in your relationships; or are worrying about something that happened in the past that has left you feeling a bit stuck. Maybe you have experienced a life-changing event like a loss, a divorce, a betrayal, an illness, stress, a family conflict or work related incident. Perhaps you're concerned about your son or daughter and need some clarity.

How I work:

Humanistic Psychology forms the bedrock of my approach and as a highly sensitive being, I embrace diversity and respect individuality. My sense is we are the 'experts' of our inner experience, so I  support the people I work with to explore their authentic Self.

Through the therapeutic relationship, I strive to offer a safe, compassionate & nonjudgmental space for holistic Self enquiry into mind, body and spirit through traditional integrative talk therapies, as well as combining more intuitive practice such as: mindfulness, meditation and therapeutic coaching to support introspection, for greater wellbeing and deeper awareness. I will attune to your experience with deep listening, focussing on your emotions, thoughts, beliefs as well as sensations and feelings, reflecting back what I sense & feel with kind curiosity to help gain a deeper understanding of your experience.

As each Human experience is unique, I will adapt my way of working depending on the needs of my clients. I am  informed by Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness based practices including Compassion meditation for emotional regulation, Trauma informed therapy and intuitive coaching. For those wanting to explore mindfulness or meditation for anxiety my therapy room is equipped with meditation cushions and has been specifically designed to provide a unique calming experience for this kind of work.

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Qualifications:

  • Certificate in Experiential Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (Ongoing 2022; The Bedfordshire Centre for Therapeutic Studies)
  • Level 5 Coaching Diploma in Transformation, Heart based/Meditation practices ( 2022 - Dr Liz Sparkes/ IAPC&M)
  • Certificate in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT-L) (Oxford University Mindfulness Centre; 2020)
  • Essentials of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) - (Beck Institute; 2019)
  • FdSc Degree in Person Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy - inc. Minded Counselling for children & young people (2017; Warwickshire College University Centre) 
  • Level 2 Counselling Skills (Warwick University)
  • Level 4 Investigating Psychology (Open University)
  • Level 4 Childhood Studies and Child Psychology (Open University)

Continuous Professional Development Courses:

  • Conscious Manifestation Program (Eckhart Tolle Foundation; 2022)
  • Transcendental Meditation® (TM) Technique (Maharishi Foundation®; 2022)
  • Integrating Coaching into Counselling practice (BACP; 2022)
  • Advanced Master Program on the Treatment of Trauma –Polyvagal Theory; Sensorimotor Somatic Psychotherapy; & Internal Family Systems (IFS). (NICAMB; 2021) 
  • Autism and Neurodiversity: An insiders perspective on what to know & how to support us (Existential Academy; 2021)
  • Eckhart Tolle School of Conscious Awakening Program  (Eckhart Tolle Foundation; 2021)
  • Embodiment Practices for Anxiety and Trauma Recovery (The Bedfordshire Centre for Therapeutic Studies; 2021)
  • Working with Coaching + the Natural World (Eco Anxiety workshop)
  • Working with Boarding School Survivors Workshop (2020)
  • Domestic Abuse Awareness Training (2020)
  • How to do Counselling online: A COVID-19 Primer (BACP; Open University) 2020
  • Existential Courage during COVID19 pandemic (2020(

I have a particular interest in working with the following:

  • Emotional disturbance + generalised anxiety 
  • Climate Change Anxiety
  • Extreme independence
  • Neurodiversity (ASD; ADHD; Aspergers)
  • Relatiosnships; Divorce/separation; blended families, single parenting
  • Conscious/Spiritual awakening.
  • Privileged abandonment & boarding school survivors

Experience:

I have formative experience working in the corporate arena, at a number of large organisations and have also run my own business. This experience has given me a deeper understanding of work related issues and business professionals.  

I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy). I hold a enhanced DBS and personal indemnity insurance.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

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Fees

Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

Please note I practice in North Wales and in Warwickshire.

Connecting with the right therapist is really important for you, which is why I offer a free 30 minute telephone/zoom consultation for us both to establish a connection that feels right.

I work online, outdoors or from a mindful relaxation room in a serene location 

Fees:

£60 per 60 minute session

£90 per 90 minute session:

  • In person
  • Online
  • Telephone
  • Outdoor walk + talk 

Please state your preferred way of working (in person, online etc.) + your ideal session time in the online form when you email me.

**Consessionary rate: £40

When I work

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Morning
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Monday to Wednesday

Fenny Compton, Southam, CV47

Machynlleth, Gwynedd, SY20

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom

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Lucy Clarkson

Lucy Clarkson