Lucy Gordon

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MBACP Accred Dip Psych, Dip Couns, Cert Supervision
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Plymouth, Devon, PL1 2QZ
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello, my name is Lucy. I specialise in working with Autistic or ADHD adults  and I can provide you with a friendly, supportive and highly experienced psychotherapeutic counselling service.

I have been providing mental health support for over 15 years and established my own counselling support service in 2015. I have successfully helped many people with social anxiety, depression, neurodiversity, stress, general anxiety, loss, loneliness, social isolation, low self esteem, anger, relationship problems, gender dysphoria and other similar issues.

I have a particular interest in working with adults who struggle with low self esteem and/or social anxiety or who identify as neurodivergent. This is something I have lived experience of. I aim to provide a neuro-affirming environment for our work together :)

If you are diagnosed, self diagnosed or identify as neurodivergent its important to validate that this is part of your identity and to celebrate your strengths whilst working to overcome things that are challenging. Standard CBT techniques may not be hugely helpful as they are based on identifying and changing thought patterns. A neurological processing difference may mean that those thought patterns are an awesome part of you who you are.... we just need to make them work for you rather than against you! I can help you with that :)

I wholeheartedly welcome anyone from the LGBTQI+ community and aim to provide a gender-affirming environment.

Successful therapy 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 honored 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. 

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

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

Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism
BA Hons Art & Design with Education Studies

Other Relevant Training:

Living and Working with Neurodivergence 

Working with Relational Trauma - dealing with Disorganised Attachment

Queering Therapy Spaces and Working with Gender Diverse Clients 

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
Sexual Issues & Counselling
Psychopharmacology
Cultural identity in Counselling & 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 accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and on the professional standards accredited register.

I have a special interest in providing long term support to people impacted by neurodivergence and have personal lived experience with this.

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;
Psych-ed, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Solution Focused Therapy, Psych-education, Transactional Analysis (TA)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

When working with neurodivergent individuals,  I recognise that traditional counseling methods need to be adapted to include some more pragmatic help, support and advise which results in a therapeutic coaching hybrid. 

generally, 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. Taking this into account 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

£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

Counselling appointment £60

Supervision appointment £60 (per hr)

When I work

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Various appointments available Monday-Thursday 10am - 6pm

(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.”

Lucy Gordon Counselling, 23 Lockyer Street, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 2QZ

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

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Apologies, my office is located on the top floor of a 4 story building. If you feel you will have trouble with the stairs, please contact me to make alternate arrangements.

Online platforms

VSee
Whatsapp
Google Meet

Supervision

In person
Online

Hi I'm Lucy, I'm Level 6 Qualified. I have a particular interest in working with clients/supervisees who are neurodivergent and or/socially anxious.

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Lucy Gordon
Lucy Gordon