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MSc Psychotherapy, MA Psychology, MBPsS, MBACP

About me

Hello, I'm Lucy,

I am a highly qualified and experienced psychotherapist and counsellor, who can offer a private, confidential and non-judgemental space for you to explore and talk about your concerns and difficulties. Whatever is holding you back from living your life on your terms with meaning, peace and self-compassion is worth talking about: anxiety, depression, self-esteem, addictions, anger, chronic pain, breakdown of a relationship, grief, identity issues, phobias, or other life events.

I have an innate capacity to respond intuitively and authentically and work integratively, meaning I am able to creatively draw from a range of approaches to tailor the therapy to your individual needs.I will sit with you in a safe and impartial space and together we will find a way of working with kindness, curiosity, compassion and humour.

I have an easy, sensitive, approach and work very much in collaboration with you. I focus on your present difficulties against a background of your past, looking specifically at your early relationships and environments, helping you draw links to why the difficulties you are experiencing may have occurred.Sharing your story, your experiences, your thoughts and feelings with a skilled professional enables change, facilitates healing and enriches life with greater meaning and awareness.  It is my privilege to both facilitate and bear witness to the process.

'I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.'Carl Jung

I have over 10 years experience of both private practice, work within the NHS and charity sectors, offering one-to-one psychotherapy to both adults and children aged 11 years and above. I continue to work with a diverse range of clients from many different backgrounds and cultures, with a wide range of presenting problems

Sessions

Sessions are usually at the same time, and on the same day each week.

I offer Open-ended Psychotherapy where you and I work together to understand you at a greater depth, and over time.

I also offer Time Limited Therapy which is typically 12 to 24 sessions, where you and I might try and focus on one particular issue that you are having difficulty with.

How to begin

Please feel free to send me a brief message. All communication is strictly private and confidential.

Once you have made contact (and you and I have had an initial conversation), I recommend an initial consultation.

This session gives us a chance to meet and consider working together, and to explore whether therapy feels like the right route for you.

Training, qualifications & experience


MSc (Hons) in Psychotherapy and Counselling (New School of Psychotherapy, accredited by Middlesex University)

MA (Hons) in Psychology (Edinburgh University)

Diploma in Foundation Studies in Existential Psychotherapy & Counselling (New School of Psychotherapy, accredited by Middlesex University)

I am registered with the following professional bodies and abide by their ethical code of conduct:

BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists)

Member organisations

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

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

I am qualified to assist with all the following issues:

  • generalised anxiety disorder
  • anxiety
  • panic disorder
  • phobias
  • stress
  • health anxiety
  • obsessive compulsive disorder (ocd)
  • work-related stress
  • separation anxiety
  • behaviour problems
  • domestic violence
  • family issues
  • suicidal thoughts
  • feeling sad
  • depression
  • postnatal depression
  • low self-esteem
  • low self-confidence
  • gender dysphoria
  • bereavement
  • loneliness
  • separation and divorce
  • affairs and betrayals
  • personality disorders
  • bipolar disorder
  • seasonal affective disorder (sad)
  • borderline personality disorder
  • attachment disorder
  • avoidant personality disorder
  • alcoholism
  • drug abuse / drug addiction
  • sex addiction
  • gambling
  • internet addiction
  • bulimia nervosa
  • eating disorders
  • anorexia nervosa
  • emotional abuse
  • sexual abuse
  • trauma
  • post-traumatic stress disorder (ptsd)
  • physical abuse
  • childhood bullying
  • sex problems
  • sexuality
  • hoarding
  • attachment disorder in children
  • depression and anxiety in children
  • child related issues
  • asperger's syndrome
  • adhd

Fees

From £80.00 to £110.00

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • Vitality

Additional information


I offer 50 minute sessions at the same weekly time(s) on a short-term or an open-ended basis. 

I am an approved practitioner for Vitality Health and AXA PPP private health insurance.

If you would like to get in touch to set up an initial consultation or to discuss your situation you can contact me either via telephone or email and I will get back to you promptly.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

The Practice, 20 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 8QR

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom