Lucy McGroarty Dip. Couns Teenage and Adult Integrative Counsellor MBACP
Thanks for viewing my profile. I am an Integrative Counsellor and the foundation of my training comes from a Person Centred, CBT and Psychodynamic approach. This enables me to draw on a number of different ways of working specifically to support you.
My training over the years has also taken to me explore alternative ways of working and after studying with the Institute of Arts, I have found the use of creativity, imagery and metaphor extremely beneficial for those who are not yet able to verbalise what is being felt.
Predominantly my sessions take place in a counselling room but I always like to think outside of the box and as of late I have brought counselling to the great outdoors. Walking in nature is great for the soul, body and mind and many find peace amongst it. Do let me know if this is something you would like to try. Following on from working outside I can also offer Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy which includes the handling of horses and the participation in exercises with them specially designed to help you process and explore deep rooted emotions. More information on this is on my website.
Counselling face to face is not for everyone and for some, being in the comfort of your own home feels easier and safer to talk things through. For this reason, counselling via telephone/online/face time is also something I can offer you.
I work with adults and young people and alongside my private practice, I previously coordinated a therapeutic department in a large secondary school working with students aged 11-19. This role has included assessing all the young people accessing the service, supporting them in a counselling context and designing and facilitating group programmes targeting issues that young people face today including anxiety, body image, self-esteem, cyber bullying, family breakdown, drug and alcohol abuse and self-harm.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma CBT Level 5
- Diploma Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy Level 5
- Diploma Integrative Counselling CPCAB Level 4
- Diploma Counselling Children and Young People Level 4
- Counselling Studies Level 3
- BACP Counselling Online/Telephone Certification
- EFT/TFT Tapping Practitioner Certification (Accredited)
- LEAP Practitioner
- Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
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.
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
- Room based Counselling - £45
- Telephone/online Counselling - £45
- Walk and Talk Therapy - £45
- Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy - £90
I am available week days and evenings and possibly Saturdays depending on availability
Please see my website for more info