Lucy Collinson

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Counsellor MBACP
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Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX33 1XP
Available for new clients
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About me

Having previously worked as an H.R. & Training Manager for 12 years, I have experience of working within large, corporate organisations and dealing with the work and personnel issues of multiple cultures and nationalities. In 2003 I was diagnosed with an eye condition called PIC, which means due to subsequent flare ups I have lost part of my central vision. Both of these life experiences are what inspired me to start my counselling training.

Practicing in Wheatley, Oxford, I am an experienced counsellor working in Integrative Humanistic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), in accordance with the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) ethical framework.

Integrative Humanistic counselling recognises that there are significant connections between all approaches. It acknowledges that different clients have different needs and believes that no one single approach is sufficient. I focus on Person-Centred, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness and Transactional Analysis, drawing on other approaches to suit my clients needs.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy looks at how a client thinks and acts in a situation and how these two can affect behaviour. We then work together to change behaviours and/or thinking patterns to address the clients specific needs. This approach is an effective way of treating depression and anxiety disorders, OCD, panic disorder, PTSD, phobias, eating disorders, and sleep problems.

I offer short or long term counselling (face to face or video conferencing) to anyone who needs support in maximising their potential.

As well as Private Practice I also work as a contract counsellor for Victims First Counselling Service (Thames Valley Police, victims of crimes), company Employee Assistance Programs (EAP’s) including Health Assured & Sparta Health, and Accident Mental Health Support including Curian Medical.

Sessions are 50 minutes long, usually on a weekly basis, but other options may be more appropriate. An initial session is held to explore your reasoning for seeking counselling and discuss the approach which is suitable for your specific needs. It is also an opportunity for both client and counsellor to decide if the working relationship is right for them before committing to further sessions.

Free on-street parking is available outside as well as a good local bus service. There is no waiting room so clients are asked to arrive for their sessions at the agreed time.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills and Theory, Level 5. Validated by CPCAB, 2014

BACP Certificate of Proficiency, Register of counsellors & psychotherapists, 2013

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative Humanistic- Person-Centred, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Transactional Analysis), Level 4. Validated by CPCAB, 2012

Certificate in Counselling Studies, Level 3, NCFE, 2010

Certificate in Counselling Skills, Level 1 & 2, NCFE, 2008-2009

I also hold an Enhanced DBS

2019- Oxfordshire Sexual Abuse & Rape Crisis Centre (OSARCC), Sexual Violence Awareness course

2019- Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in children and young people

2020- How to do counselling online: a coronavirus primer

2021- Working with psychiatric drugs

2021- Survivors UK, Supporting Male & Non-Binary Survivors.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

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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Areas of counselling I deal with

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£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

£60 for a 50 minute session.

I require 48 hours cancellation notice, or the full fee may be payable.

I offer a student rate for counsellors in training. Please make contact to discuss further.

When I work

Various, please contact for available slots

Room 4, The Merry Bells, 89 High Street, Wheatley, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX33 1XP

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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