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Lucy Horan MBACP Dip.Couns. Integrative Counsellor at Believe Counselling

Swanley BR8 & Gravesend DA13
07590517533 07590517533

About me

Currently, there are many people that are unable to leave their homes due to Covid-19. Life has changed beyond what any of us thought could ever happen. If you are struggling with your mental health I am still here to help. I am offering online counselling through Zoom - a safe online platform or over the telephone. Now restrictions are lifting, I am able to offer face to face counselling in a safe environment outdoors at my private field in Southfleet, Kent. No touching of any objects and a safe 2 meter distance can be applied for your therapy session overlooking horses and the beautiful countryside. Please visit my website for more information. www.believecounsellingservice.com

Are you feeling......Stressed? Worried? Anxious? Fed up? Depressed?

Have you experienced trauma?

decide to visit a counsellor for many reasons, whatever your reason- you are in the right place! If you suspected a broken bone, you would visit the hospital for an x-ray in order to get the treatment you need. When life gets tough or you are having a bad time due to your present circumstances or maybe something happened to you recently or in the past, why not seek someone that you can speak to?

I can offer a confidential, non-judgemental and comfortable space for you to talk and explore whatever you need to at a pace that is comfortable for you.

I work in a person-centred way, which means I believe you are your own expert. I am not here to tell you what to do but what I am here for is to listen, support and help you find a way forward that is best for you. I also like to work creatively and if this is something you would like, we can work together using a range of counselling tools to help you.

Another service I am able to offer is Equine Assisted Learning or Psychotherapy which is based in Southfleet. This is an alternative to traditional counselling, which is more experiential, that takes place in the Kent countryside. No previous experience with horses is needed and no horse riding is involved.

I can work with all ages from 10+. For many years I worked in an Alternative Provision Service for Primary and Secondary aged young people as well as supporting their families. I have years of experience working with Autism, Aspergers, ADHD and all the behaviours that are associated with diagnosis as well as prior to diagnosis.

I understand it can be difficult to enter therapy - you have already made the first move by looking here for a counsellor that you feel you may be able to work with.

Thank you for taking the time to read my profile.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Level 2 Award Introduction to Counselling Skills
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescents
  • Level 5 Diploma in Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy: The LEAP Method
  • Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work
  • 18 hours CPD in Animal Assisted Therapy in Counselling - Humanima CIC
  • Treating Intrusive thoughts and the Inner Critical Voice - MindBody Breakthrough

Professional Bodies

Registered Member British Association for Counsellors & Psychotherapists (BACP)

Leading Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (LEAP)

Member organisations


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

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Equine therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Reality therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis


Online counselling - £35 (50 minutes) COVID-19 Special Price

Telephone counselling - £35 (50 minutes)

Outdoor social distancing Counselling £40 (60 minutes)

Room Based Counselling - £40 (60. minutes)NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

Counselling students - £35 (60 minutes)

Equine Assisted Learning/Psychotherapy - £60 (1 hour)

Equine Assisted Learning/Psychotherapy for counselling students - £50 (1hour)

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Further information

My therapy room is upstairs, however, if you need a ground floor level please contact me and I will be able to arrange an alternative.



Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


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





Types of client

Young people
Older adults


Lucy Horan MBACP Dip.Couns. Integrative Counsellor at Believe Counselling

Lucy Horan MBACP Dip.Couns. Integrative Counsellor at Believe Counselling