Lucy Harrison Registered Member BACP HND Counselling Skills Theory and Practice
Welcome to my profile.
I have moved all my sessions to FaceTime/ Skype and telephone contact due to the current situation we are all in at the moment. This is working well and proving to be a very useful and much needed rescource for the young people and adults I work with. I have been able to continue to be creative, effective and supportive in the way we work together using Skype or Face Time.
Needing some therapeutic support is something a lot of us go through at some point in life. Having counselling is about understanding, reflecting, processing and healing in a useful way, whatever is troubling you.
I have 13 years of experience in working with people who have experienced mental health problems and distressing conditions such as anxiety, depression, co- dependency, anger, stress, sadness, addiction and many more of the myriad of other issues life can throw at us. Life is not always straight forward and it can be very confusing.
I have an integrative approach to counselling, with my core principles being in a person centered approach. Over the years I have also trained in other disciplines so I can meet the needs of more people as not one approach fits or suits all. I like to use writing, drawing and role play (as some examples) as ways of expressing and working through concerns as well as taking therapy.
By acknowledging you need some help you have already come a long way. Talking to a professional counsellor in a welcoming and warm space can make a real difference to how you cope and live your life and how it moves forward for you.
It is a brave decision to seek counselling. But from my private therapy room or out in nature walking and talking I offer a space where you will be accepted and effectively supported. My focus is on you and your needs.
I have over thirteen years of experience working full time as a professional counsellor.
I welcome you to contact me for your initial consultation to discuss your needs and see if I am best suited to help you. The areas that I offer counselling in can be seen lower down on my profile.
I have worked in women’s counselling service, drug and alcohol services along side the NHS and have worked in schools as a young persons counsellor.
I work with young people aged 12 upwards
I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified professional counsellor and a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I work to the BACP Ethical Framework and I have regular supervision.
My qualifications and training include:
- Higher National Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Skills
- Cognitive Behavioural Coping Skills
- Motivational Interviewing
- CAMHS Training: Self Harm, Understanding ADHD
- Safeguarding Young People & Adults
- Raising Awareness in Child Protection in the Voluntary and Independent Sector
- Self Harm and Risk Taking Behaviours
- Debt Crisis
- Think Family
- Equal Opportunities
- Eating Disorders
- Harm Reduction in Drug and Alcohol Abuse
- Working with Children, Young People and Families
- Understanding Islam
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £40 an hour for 1-1 work. Your initial consultation is free so you and I can work out if we would work well together. We can do this either by phone or in person.
I also have an understanding of the 12 Step fellowships if you are attending meetings.