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About me

Hello, my name is Lucy and I can provide you with a friendly, supportive and highly experienced counselling service.

I have been providing mental health support for over a decade and established my own counselling support service in 2015. I have successfully helped many people to overcome anxiety, depression, stress, loss, loneliness, social isolation, low self esteem, anger, relationship problems and other similar issues.

Successful change can be achieved in a way that suits your needs. I can provide short term, solution focused counselling, or if you prefer, I can provide medium to long term psychotherapeutic support.

Here are some reviews that may help you get more of a feel for how I can help you:

“I came to Lucy after feeling a tangled mess of emotions, low mood, stress and anxiety. I couldn’t understand why I was feeling the way I was and knew that I needed help but didn’t know how to ask for it. Lucy has helped me understand the help I needed and how to unravel my emotions and deal with them accordingly, she is a wonderful person with a caring nature and is very professional and easy to talk with. I would highly recommend Lucy.”

"I had a traumatic childhood which I bottled up for years and which has impacted on my personal relationships. Having reached boiling point I knew it was time to seek help. I could not have chosen a better person to have told my story to. I now feel that the book is closed on those dark days and a new chapter has begun. Lucy has been very professional in every aspect of dealing with my scarred past and I have no reservations in recommending her services”

More reviews can be found on my website:  https://lucygordoncounselling.co.uk/reviews/

I will feel honoured to be a part of your journey and will listen to your problems in a completely non-judgemental way, helping you to talk about whatever may be troubling you, and providing insight to help you gain self acceptance & self-confidence and make positive change.

I have a particular interest in helping adults struggling with Social Anxiety and/or low self esteem.

Feel free to call, text or email to ask about an appointment, or simply book in using the 'book an appointment' section on my website; https://lucygordoncounselling.co.uk/book-an-appointment/

Training, qualifications & experience

Formal Qualifications:

Level 6 Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision CPCAB (Current)

Systemic Family Therapy Foundation Degree
Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (level 5) CPCAB accredited 
Diploma in Person Centered Therapeutic Counselling CPCAB accredited
Cognitive Behavioral Theory AQA

OCST Certificate in Online Therapy
Counselling Studies CPCAB
BA Hons Art & Design with Education Studies

Other Relevant Training:

Child Sexual Abuse: hope for healing

Dealing with Distress: working with suicide and self harm

Working with shame

Working with Personality Disorder

Working with Grief and Loss

Transactional Analysis 101
Hope & Psychotherapy
Trauma - effective phase 1 work
Attachment Theory
Sexual Issues & Counselling
Psychopharmacology
Cultural identity in Counselling & Psychotherapy
Psychodrama
The Body in Psychotherapy
Compassion Focused Therapy
Mindfulness
Schema Focused Therapy
STORM suicidal risk assessment
Psychopathology and DSM
Assessment in counselling & Psychotherapy
Brief Interventions in Substance Misuse
Understanding Trauma

previous employment:

Plymouth Options NHS Depression and Anxiety Service (IAPT)
Wellbeing Service - Educational Setting (young people)
Xzenzone- Community Healthcare Setting (young people)

Health Assured EAP

Pam Assist EAP

Current Role:

Lucy Gordon Counselling  - Independent Psychotherapeutic Counsellor

Other Information:

I am a fully insured and registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and on the professional standards accredited register.

I hold a current DBS certificate.

As well as providing an established independent counselling and psychotherapy service I also provide training and workshops on issues affecting mental health.

You will find that I work with you to ensure you get the most out of your time with me. With firm foundations in Person Centered Counselling, I work pluralistically most commonly adding elements from;
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Solution Focused Therapy, Psych-education, Transactional Analysis (TA)

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I work using the pluralistic approach which recognises that there are many reasons why we seek therapy and many different ways to help a problem. Recognising this increases the potential to make positive and welcome change.
I keep the foundations of my therapeutic work within the person centred approach and I am by nature a very analytical thinker. These elements combine and naturally influence the way I work.

I welcome anyone from the LGBT+ community :)

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Integrative
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Photos & videos

Fees

£50.00 per session

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • HealthAssured

Additional information

Standard rate for 1:1 appointments: £50 per session

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Various appointments available Monday-Thursday 10am - 7pm

(evening appointments currently full)

Further information

Client reviews:

"Lucy held my hand and helped me find the strength within myself to overcome a difficulty in my life. She was my savior."

"It took a lot for me to pick up the phone after I needed help, Lucy was brilliant. After having 8 sessions with her I am in a far better place and more relaxed. Lucy does not judge and will listen and then help with the solution."

“I had never attended counselling before but I have found these therapy sessions so helpful and would not hesitate to recommend Lucy to others.”

“Lucy was very kind and supportive, not judgmental in any way. I felt she cared about my wellbeing, I wish I could have seen her years ago.”

“Lucy is non-judgmental and empathetic and allowed me to be totally honest, I would definitely recommend Lucy as a counsellor.”

“Seeing Lucy has given me hope that I can do something about my anxieties and beginning to understand them has made me feel much calmer.”

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Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS checked

Online platforms

VSee
Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

As a supervisor I am supportive friendly and enthusiastic with a good sense of humor. I can bring expertise on working with young people and adults.

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Lucy Gordon MBACP DipPsych

Lucy Gordon MBACP DipPsych