Lucy Flannery Psychotherapist/Supervisor MA, BA(Hons), MBACP (Accred)
I am a BACP accredited psychotherapist offering short and longer term work for both individual counselling and couple counselling in my private practice in Central and West London. Approaching therapy for the first time can feel daunting and confusing. People from all walks of life come to see me for many reasons. Whether your having difficulties with communication within a relationship, suffering bereavement, coping with feelings of anger, looking for meaning in your life, finding it difficult to make decisions, depression or anxiety, taking the time to consider what's important to you will help you make better sense of your situation.
As an Integrative practitioner I will aim to provide a safe, confidential environment and through the establishment of a trusting therapeutic relationship will help you to explore past formative experiences and future concerns, which may be impacting your current choices and decisions, and in the ways that you form and maintain relationships with others, and how you see, think and feel about yourself.
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or would like to book an initial no-obligation appointment. The initial session is an opportunity for us to spend a little time deciding if we feel comfortable with each other and would like to work together.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Masters Degree in Psychotherapy & Counselling in association with University of Wales. (Regents College School of Psychotherapy and Counselling). I would describe my particular style of psychotherapy as an integration of psychoanalytic and humanistic theories with an emphasis on the therapeutic relationship.
I also practice ISTDP.
My professional experience was gained in both NHS and charity organisations.
I am currently undertaking a Supervision Diploma.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge ₤70.00 per 50 minute session for individuals and ₤90.00 per 50 minute session for couples. I ask for 48 hours notice of cancellation of an appointment. Some concessions are available. I am also a registered BUPA practitioner and AVIVA Health Care provider.