Lucy McGroarty

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Dip. Couns Child, Teenage&Adult Integrative Counsellor MBACP
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Milton Keynes MK14 & Leighton Buzzard LU7
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

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.

Since qualifying in 2013 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, children 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, bereavement, drug and alcohol abuse and self-harm.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 6 Trauma Practitioner 
  •  Diploma CBT Level 5
  • Diploma Equine Facilitated           Psychotherapy Level 5
  • Diploma Integrative Counselling CPCAB Level 4
  • Diploma Counselling Children and Young People Level 4
  • Drawing & Talking Therapeutic Model Practitioner 
  • BACP Counselling Online/Telephone Certification
  • LEAP Practitioner
  • Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

  • Room based Counselling - £60
  • Telephone/online Counselling - £60
  • Walk and Talk Therapy - £60
  • Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy - £110

When I work

I am available week days and some evenings 

Further information

Please see my website for more info

Milton Keynes, MK14

Cravenmount Ltd, Craven House, Water Lane, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 1FA

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Wheelchair access at Leighton Buzzard address

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Lucy McGroarty
Lucy McGroarty