Lucy Clifford

West Malling, Kent, ME19
07805501789 07805501789
West Malling, Kent, ME19

About me

A friend asked me why people go for counselling. My answer: LIFE!

Life throws lots of things our way! We collect these experiences as emotional baggage. Sometimes it gets too heavy; it needs to be unpacked and made lighter!

It can be daunting looking for the right counsellor; it’s like trying on a pair of shoes - as much as you may like the look of them, sometimes they just don’t fit. That’s why on the first session we have a chat and see what you want from counselling.

My counselling style is integrated; I use the tools from a variety of proven theories to best support you and your needs. I have been working with young people  and families for over 14 years to deal with significant trauma. I have also worked with addicts at Turning Point to identify the underlying issues that made them dependant.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications
Diploma in Integrated Counselling (NHS Inter-Psyche)
Level 5 Diploma in Children and Families Health & Social Care

Training
Therapeutic Training (NSPCC)
The Indicators of Child Abuse (NSPCC)
Attachment Skills (Solihull)
Safeguarding (KCC)
The Development of Children and Young People (KCC)
Trangsgender and LGBTQ+ (Mermaids)

I have worked with MIND and Turning Point, with people of diverse ethnicity, socio-economic groups and sexuality. I have learnt that presenting behaviours can be misleading, masking problems that lie beneath.  

I have worked in a variety of settings with a wide range of children and young adults with complex needs. My expertise is in working with children and adults in crisis, including working with families and multi-agency settings.

I relish working with clients so they feel more secure and positive about the future.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic

Fees

Free initial consultation
£45 per 50 minute session
Funding for young people may be available (depending on where they live/study)

West Malling
Kent
ME19

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Lucy Clifford

Lucy Clifford