Lucy Gatland

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BSc Hons Integrative Counselling MBACP (Accredited Member)
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Southampton, Hampshire, SO32
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

A therapy session with me is a safe place for you to share how you’re feeling. I will be there to provide support so you can find clarity and perspective. Whatever issues, challenges, problems or demons are present in your life, I’ll provide a completely non-judgemental, caring and confidential time to face and work through them - together.

As well as being a fully accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, I have more than 14 years experience, across a wide variety of issues. My counselling style incorporates a range of techniques, always tailored to the specific needs of the individual.

Counselling is often a challenging process for clients but it can also be liberating. I pride myself on a warm, open manner - and my aim is always to be authentic, supportive and helpful in a tangible way. As a ‘real’ human being, I have personal experience of many of life’s more difficult challenges and a deep seated admiration for those taking steps to seek help and support.

If you’ve never experienced counselling before, it can be daunting and initially feel odd. I am a stranger - but once you’ve told me just little bit about yourself things will quickly become easier (I know because I’ve been there).
Firstly we would have an online call or phone call to confirm that I am right for you. We’ll discuss your needs and how best to move forwards. This introductory session would take 50 mins and there is no obligation to progress further, unless you’re happy to do so.

At this point we can discuss whether you want to opt for a particular number of sessions, or just take it one step at a time. In some cases as few as six sessions can resolve particular issues, or at least enable you to cope with them through manageable techniques. I work in an open, flexible and honest way and I understand that life and money do sometimes get in the way. My aim is always to find a balance that suits you perfectly.
At the moment, all counselling sessions are online via Zoom, FaceTime, WhatsApp or Skype - or via the telephone. Please rest assured that these will be as effective as a face-to-face session (sometimes more so) and hopefully easier to fit in for you.

Some Key Areas of My Expertise:

* - Depression

* - Anxiety

* - Relationships

* - Loss/Bereavement

* - Alcohol/Drugs

* - Addiction

* - Stress at Home/Work

* - Couples Counselling

* - Emotional Focus

I work to the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) code of ethics and a full accredited and registered member of BACP.

I have a full and current CRB (DBS) check.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc (Hons) Integrative Counselling (Person Centred/Psychodynamic/Existential)

16 years post qualifying experience, in a wide range of many issues.

Further training and CPD in :

Self Harm
Mindfulness for Stress Reduction
Parenting Issues
Sexual Issues
Existential Freedom
Counselling for Depression
Psychological First Aid
Mindfulness and Meditation
Eating Disorders
Bereavement and loss

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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)

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

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Extensive experience with Depression/Anxiety. Social Phobias/Panic Attacks.

Relationship issues - Divorce, Seperation, whether a couple or individual.

Self Esteem/Low confidence.

Addictions - Drugs, Alcohol, Gambling And Sex.


£60.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • BUPA
  • Health Assured
  • Vitality

Additional information

Individuals - £60.00 - for 50 minute session.

Telephone/Online Counselling - £60.00 for 50 minute session.

Couples - £90.00 - for 60 minute session.

When I work

Monday - Friday daytime with some evening appointments.

Further information

Fully Insured Practitioner

Full Accredited member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their code of ethics.

Full CRB (DBS) Checked

Working in private practice from confidential, comfortable and discreet consulting rooms in the heart of Meon Valley. Free Parking. Bus routes to and from Fareham/Southampton.

Southampton, Hampshire, SO32

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme


Lucy Gatland
Lucy Gatland