Lucy Johnson MA, Adv. Dip (UKCP)
Are you in crisis? Suffering from depression or anxiety? Or simply stuck in a rut? You may not have anyone to turn to, or have exhausted the reserves of family and friends. This is where therapy can help – by not simply giving you a new perspective, but also by helping to deal with the underlying issues that may be causing you pain.
As an experienced, fully-qualified and accredited psychotherapist and counsellor, I provide a relaxed, non-judgemental and comfortable space where you can talk in confidence about issues that may be troubling you. My experience includes working with people with depression, anxiety, work-related stress, relationship issues, bereavement, eating disorders, fertility issues, circumstantial childlessness and post-traumatic stress disorder. I work within an integrative framework as a therapist, which means that I draw together a number of different therapeutic approaches and can tailor my approach to your individual needs.
My belief is that therapy is not about being given answers to the challenges and problems in your life; rather it is a collaborative endeavour to find a way through the darkness, and learn to turn inwards to find your own inner resources and solutions to your own life issues.
Whatever is bringing you to psychotherapy, the initial step can feel daunting. You may be feeling confused, isolated and anxious, and the idea of reaching out for help can seem overwhelming. You may also have questions as to what it all entails. For that reason, I am available for a confidential talk on the phone, prior to potentially arranging an assessment session, where we can discuss together what you would like to get out of therapy, and how long you would like to work for. This is an opportunity for you to see if you feel comfortable working with me.
Psychotherapy and counselling are a regular commitment. I see clients once or twice weekly for a 50 minute session, during which we work together to investigate and understand what is causing you pain, and search for ways to live a more peaceful, balanced life. We can work for as little as 6 weeks, or as long as a number of years, depending on the reasons for coming to therapy.
I work from a calm and peaceful clinic on the Fulham Road, which is easily accessible from Parsons Green and Putney Bridge stations. I also see clients in Harley Street.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from the Minster Centre, one of the oldest and most respected psychotherapy training institutes in the UK, and a Post Graduate Certificate in Psychotherapy from Regent's College. I also have a Masters Degree in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling from Middlesex University. I am an accredited member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy and I abide by their ethical guidelines.
I did my psychiatric placement at the Priory Hospital in Roehampton, and have worked as an honorary psychotherapist at the Mind Body Practice in Devonshire Street in Central London and the Wandsworth Association of Psychotherapists. For three years, I ran a low-cost psychotherapy practice, Life Therapy, that provided low-cost counselling and psychotherapy to those on a low income.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
50 minute initial consultation: £60
50 minute sessions: £60-80 depending on location, time of day and specialisation.
I also offer a couple of low-cost places for those on a low-income or who are unemployed.
I offer both short and long term work, depending on whether after an initial consultation we decide your particular situation would be more suited to counselling or psychotherapy. You may be wondering: what is the difference? Counselling tends to be time-limited and deals with a specific goal, while psychotherapy tends to be longer-term and explores issues in greater depth.
In counselling, we would meet for weekly sessions over a specific time frame of between 6 weeks and 6 months, and would tend to focus on a single issue.
In psychotherapy, we would tend to work in an open-ended way, and would see each other once a week over a longer period. In these sessions, we would not just focus on a single issue, but would explore how your patterns of behaviour are influenced by the past – and help you see how your unconscious mind is influencing the way you live your life, as well as thinking about your relationship to yourself, and those around you.
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Types of client