About me

The decision to come to therapy can be daunting but it is a brave first step in exploring some of the problems you might be facing.

I ensure that my clients have a supportive space where they feel safe to discuss any issues they are finding it hard to deal with, offering a warm, compassionate and non-judgemental approach.

​​I can help clients work through a number of difficult issues including:

  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Depression
  • Identity issues
  • Low self-esteem
  • Relationship issues
  • Stress
  • Trauma ​
  • Workplace problems

My practice is integrative, drawing on both the humanistic and psychodynamic schools of therapy. This means that I hold the client/therapist relationship at the core of what I do, offering clients empathy, kindness and an environment free of judgement.

​I also believe that much of our behaviour stems from our past relationships and upbringing, and exploring this together can help clients understand why they feel the way they do. Knowing ourselves better enables the development of self-acceptance, leading to an improvement in our relationships, our resilience in dealing with what life can throw at us, and making better choices.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a graduate of Roehampton University where I have an MA in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy.

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP)

I have over two years’ experience working in the NHS and also practice in a long-term counselling service in Waterloo.

Previous to working as a therapist I had a long career working within media organisations so am well placed to help with career-related problems too.

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.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees


Initial assessment: £25
Regular session: £50

Each session lasts 50 minutes.

I have some low cost sessions available for students and those on a low income, please contact me for more details.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

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

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Lucy Godfrey

Lucy Godfrey