Lucy McIvor Deg MBACP
I am a Person Centred Counsellor, based in Shrewsbury town centre, at The Centre For Integral Health. I also volunteer at a nearby counselling service.
I have experience working with issues such as;
Anxiety and depression
Self esteem/ confidence
This is a shortened list, I also work in many other areas, described below.
How I work
Person Centred Therapy is built upon the relationship between counsellor and client, I will act as an empathetic facilitator listening without judgement, and acknowledging your experiences without input. I believe that you have the ability to thrive at life and I am passionate about supporting your self discovery.
Person Centred Therapy is a non directive approach, this means that I will not come to the sessions with an agenda. It's a fluid way of working ensuring all of your challenges are talked through, whether they are different from existing topics or not. It is also a way of working by encouraging and empowering you to become in control of your life. We will work in the here and now and will discuss ways of being present rather than consumed with the past or future.
I am a friendly, approachable, considerate person and offer confidential support without judgement.
Training, qualifications & experience
Concepts in counselling
Mental health awareness certificate
Counselling skills training
Nutrition and health award; this includes, using food and nutrition to plan a healthy diet, the principles of weight management and understanding a range of eating disorders.
Foundation Degree in Counselling Theory and Practice Distinction.
I have a full DBS check and hold professional insurance. I ensure my abilities are up to date by enrolling in as many continual professional development opportunities as possible. Such as;
Certificate in PTSD and Trauma
Understanding post natal depression
Understanding bipolar disorder
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Childhood bullying
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Sessions are £40 for 50 minutes.
Reduced fees are offered to those receiving benefits
I offer open ended sessions, meaning we will not be restricted by the amount of sessions we have. The timing and frequency can be agreed by us.
What clients have said
"You completely saved my life... I was stuck in the deepest darkest rut, that I've ever been stuck in and didnt think I'd ever get better."
" I thought there was no light at the end of the tunnel not even a flicker, yet you pulled me up and got me back on track again and now I'm doing things for me, I'm fitter than I've ever been and soon I'll be more skilled than I've ever been."
"You never gave up on me, and every time I saw you it was like an immense weight had been lifted off of my chest for the first time in my life."
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mon-Fri 8-8 Weekend sessions may be available on request
Types of client