Lucy Crispin

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MBACP, Dip Coun., PhD
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Lancaster, Lancashire, LA2
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About me

As a person-centred counsellor, I put genuineness, empathy and acceptance at the heart of my practice. I have eighteen years' experience of working with a wide range of clients, both for charitable organisations and in private practice.

I am committed to the person-centred approach, which is a warm, human and powerful way of working. I aim to build a relationship of trust, confidentiality and respect with clients, within which they can explore whatever they need to. It's my job to accompany clients on their journey, providing support and—when necessary—respectful challenge along the way. Clients work at their own pace towards feeling healthier, happier, more integrated and more fulfilled.

I offer day and evening appointments Mondays & Wednesdays, and afternoon appointments on Thursdays. I work in a calm, comfortable, non-medical environment, and my consulting room is downstairs. You'll be able to park in the village (I suggest trying the main street) for no cost.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been in practice as a counsellor for 18 years. During that time I have worked with clients on a range of issues including

  • loss and bereavement
  • stress and anxiety
  • depression, bipolarity and other mental health issues
  • relationships and work issues
  • crisis points and major life changes
  • identity, self-understanding and personal growth
  • addictive behaviours
  • general counselling, persistent unhappiness, dissatisfaction with life

I have a special interest in work to do with loss: not simply bereavement, but also age- and illness-related losses, loss of agency or capacity, and loss of identity/sense of self which come with (for instance) redundancy or changes in relationships.

I am a registered member of the BACP and work in accordance with their Ethical Framework for Good Practice. I undertake regular monthly supervision and am involved in a range of professional development activities, attending courses and workshops and undertaking one-to-one work. I have a special interest in work related to illness, loss and bereavement.

My qualifications include:

  • Dip (HE) Counselling
  • Conflict Resolution training
  • Certificate in Counselling for Adolescents
  • Primary and Intermediate Certificates in Person-Centred Expressive Arts Therapy
  • PhD in literature
  • BA (Hons) Cantab.

Member organisations

BACP
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
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 - £60.00

Concessions offered for

  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

My fees are:

  • initial session of c. 40 minutes, £10
  • subsequent sessions, £50-60 per hour
  • for students and those on a reduced income I am happy to negotiate reduced fees—please ask

I require 24 hours' notice of cancellations, or the full fee is payable.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I offer day and evening appointments.

Further information

I appreciate that it can be daunting making that first contact, and am happy to chat informally on the phone, or to offer information by email. I offer a no-commitment first session (c. 40 mins.) for a fee of £10, so we can see how it would feel to start working together. It's really important that you find someone with whom you feel comfortable, and I think the best way to do that is to meet in person.

Wray, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA2

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

I work in a quiet, private, non-medical space, which is downstairs.

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom