Dr Lucy Poxon
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist offering a safe and confidential space where you can explore the difficulties or challenges you may be experiencing.
I take an integrative approach to my practice, drawing from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), psychodynamic and person-centred theories which means I can tailor therapy to you and your unique experience. During the first assessment session we will work collaboratively to identify your therapy goals and discuss the best way to work towards achieving these goals.
I understand that considering therapy for the first time and choosing a therapist can be a confusing and anxiety-provoking process, particularly when you may already be feeling overwhelmed. Find out more about me and the way I work by visiting my website.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am Chartered by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a Registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). I completed my Professional Doctorate training in Counselling Psychology at University of East London where I specialised in grief and bereavement. Prior to my Doctoral training, I qualified as an Occupational Psychologist and my professional experience in corporate finance and six sigma project management provides me with insight into the exacting demands of multinational corporations.
I currently work at the University of Kent as part of the Well being team and in private practice.
I have significant experience of working successfully with adults presenting with anxiety, panic attacks, work-related stress, childhood and domestic abuse, depression, chronic pain, relationship issues, gender dysphoria, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and grief across a wide range of services including the NHS, university, private and charity providers.
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.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£70.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
I charge £70 for individual 50 minute sessions.
Thursday afternoon / evening
I offer supervision to qualified practitioners and to trainee Counselling Psychologists.