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Counselling

About me

COUNSELLING - WHAT IS IT?
There are periods in many people’s lives when they feel depressed, anxious or overwhelmed. These feelings are extremely common and nothing to be scared or ashamed of, but that doesn’t mean you have to put up with them.

It’s good to talk. Opening up to friends, colleagues, your family or your partner can sometimes help. Being able to talk to someone about how you are feeling can have a positive effect, but can also add to the confusion you feel. Friends and family may be too involved, or keen to provide you with the answers, telling you what you should or shouldn't do. However, perhaps you need some space to explore what it is that you want, what feels right for you.

Counselling provides you with a safe and confidential place to talk about your life and anything that may be confusing, painful or uncomfortable. It allows you to talk with someone who is trained to listen attentively and to help you improve things.

IT FEELS TOO DAUNTING TO ASK FOR HELP
It is always daunting for anyone to contact a Counsellor for the first time, and knowing that the Counsellor you are going to be seeing has been a client themselves before, and understands the fears, shame and difficulties that going to the first session may bring, I hope will reassure you as you think about taking this brave step.

ABOUT ME
I am a qualified Counsellor and a Registered Member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and MNCS (Accredited). This provides you with the assurance that you are working with both a qualified and registered Counsellor. I provide counselling services to anyone, or any age and working with a wide range of issues including; Anger, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Family Issues, Relationship issues, personal and work related stress, PTSD and Bereavement.

My counselling room is calm, quiet and a safe and confidential place to explore your current difficulties and thoughts and feelings. I have been working with clients presenting with a wide range of issues for over five years. I am a friendly, personable and caring person who can reassure clients and provide them with a non-judgemental place to talk and share whatever they want to bring to their session each week.

HOW DO I GO ABOUT BOOKING MY FIRST APPOINTMENT?
If you would like to get started with counselling, you can contact me by phone or email today using the contact me link, to arrange your first appointment. The initial appointment provides you with an opportunity to meet with me, and to ask any questions you may have. We will get to know each other in this initial session, and talk about the issues that have brought you to counselling and how we can work together, and how you would like things to be different. We can arrange further sessions if you would like to continue with therapy with me, and these can be on a weekly or fortnightly basis.

I provide counselling from my private practice based in Norton, near Evesham. (WR11)

Training, qualifications & experience

  • - Diploma in Person Centred Counselling

    - Diploma in Counselling

    - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Diploma

    - Rewind Therapy

    - Certificate in Counselling

    - Certificate in Couple & Family Relationship Counselling

    - Certificate in Crisis Counselling

    - Certificate in Grief & Bereavement Counselling

    - Anger & Aggression Management Counselling Certificate

    - ASIST Suicide Intervention

    - Mediation & Conflict Management qualification

    - Diploma in Mindfulness

    - Diploma in CBT

    - Rewind Therapy

    - The Body Keeps the Score - Trauma Treatment Mastery Course (Dr Bessel A van der Kolk)

    Trained & Accredited with Cruse Bereavement Care as a Bereavement Counsellor

    Experience working for Staffordshire NHS Trust as part of the Staff Support & Counselling Service, working with personal and work related issues.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

NCS

National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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

National Counselling Society

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.

National Counselling Society
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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Abortion
  • Abuse
  • Addictions
  • Affairs and betrayals
  • Alcoholism
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • CBT
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Domestic violence
  • Emotional abuse
  • Family issues
  • Feeling sad
  • Gambling
  • Low self-esteem
  • Mental health
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Phobias
  • Physical abuse
  • Post-traumatic stress (PTSD)
  • Redundancy
  • Relationship issues
  • Separation and divorce
  • Self-harm
  • Self-esteem
  • Sexual abuse
  • Stress
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Trauma
  • Work related stress

Fees

£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

£40 per session (individual)

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Zoom, Telephone or Face to face sessions available

Book directly www.calendly.com/lucyshepherdcounselling or email lucy@lucyshepherdcounselling.com

Further information

I manage a team of Counsellors who work with me and can provide concessions for those who are struggling financially. If you want to work with me specifically the session rates are £40 for face to face, telephone or Zoom sessions, however you can work with one of my team we can offer considerable discounts for anyone who is on low income, unemployed or for keyworkers.

Dorsington Lodge, Evesham Road, Norton, Worcestershire, WR11 4TL

Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire, CV37

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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