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Lucy Gordon MBACP DipPsych

Plymouth PL3 & PL4
07954314894 07954314894
Plymouth PL3 & PL4

About me

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

I have been providing mental health support for over a decade and established my own counselling support service in 2015. I have successfully helped my clients 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 pschotherapeutic support.

Here are some recent reviews:

“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:

Systemic Family Therapy Foundation
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (level 5) CPCAB accredited
Diploma in Person Centred Therapeutic Counselling CPCAB accredited
Cognitive Behavioural Theory AQA

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

Current Training

DBT diploma

Other Relevant Training:

Understanding 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 Focussed Therapy

Mindfulness

Schema Focussed 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)

Current Roles:

Lucy Gordon Counselling  - Independent Psychotherapeutic Counsellor
Health Assured EAP - Affiliate Counsellor- Solution Focused
Pam Assist EAP - Affiliate 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 Centred Counselling, I work pluralistically most commonly adding elements from;
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Solution Focused Therapy, Psych-education, Transactional Analysis (TA), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Schema Theory.

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.

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Fees

Standard rate for 1:1 appointments: £45 per session

Young Person's appointment (under 18): £50 per session

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 saviour." (F November 2017 - 5 sessions)


"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." (M October 2017)

“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
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
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

Availability

Various appointments available Monday-Thursday 10am - 7pm

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
Lucy Gordon MBACP DipPsych

Lucy Gordon MBACP DipPsych