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Dr Lucy Sawyer CPsychol, DClinPsy

London, SE23
07983 779986 07983 779986 Registered / Accredited

About me

I am still accepting new clients and am offering phone and video sessions via Zoom.

Why talking can be helpful:
As a clinical psychologist, I have had extensive training in evidence-based therapeutic approaches that can support people in dealing with a variety of difficulties. The 'everyday experiences of life' can present us with many challenges. It can be valuable to take time to talk about feelings of anxiety, low mood, anger, worry or relational issues, or habits or behaviours that you would like to move on from. I am committed to helping people develop and achieve what is important to them, in accordance with their values and beliefs. I believe that taking time to talk through the things that matter to us, is time well spent and can bring about positive change. Talking can help us to climb up above an issue and look down on it, like viewing the terrain of our lives from a high vantage point. This new perspective can suggest new ways round obstacles and new ways forwards.

What to expect from conversations:
I am interested in the stories people tell about their lives, exploring the stories which have been overlooked, forgotten about or which have remained untold. Problems and difficulties can overshadow other parts of our lives. I am interested in helping people consider all aspects of their lives, to find new stories about their abilities and values which might have been overlooked. I try to help people access their own knowledge and expertise about their lives, while also sharing knowledge and expertise that I have gained over the years, both from training and from the people I have worked with, about what might help. Conversations will focus on whatever you would like to talk about; we might discuss your goals, changes you would like to make, important relationships, or current difficulties such as a troubling experience, painful memories or symptoms which get in the way of your life.

How I work:
I utilise a variety of therapeutic approaches to help people think about the 'everyday problems of life', such as in their personal, work or home life, as well as difficulties which can feel more challenging. Psychological models which I draw on include cognitive-behavioural, solution-focused, narrative therapy and systemic approaches. My training and experience allow me to tailor an approach to the individual or couple. Work can be focused and short term or more exploratory and longer term, according to individual need, preference or situation- we can agree this together.

Training, qualifications & experience

In addition to a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, I have further training in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy, Systemic approaches and Narrative therapy. I have 15 years experience working in both the NHS and now Children's Services with children, adolescents, and adults. My experience has included supporting people with a range of psychological, emotional, behavioural and relational difficulties. Currently I work as a Principal Clinical Psychologist for a Children’s Services team, working with children and young adults who are in care or who have had experience of the care system. This is rewarding work, and can involve supporting people to work with painful experiences of loss, as well as celebrating their achievements.

I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and am a member of the British Psychological Society and the Division of Clinical Psychology.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

HCPC

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.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • EMDR
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Integrative
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

I work from a counselling room in Sydenham. Please contact me to discuss fees.

Cancellations: If you are able to give 24 hours notice, no charge will be made for cancelled sessions. Unfortunately if you are unable to give 24 hours' notice, the cancelled session will be charged at the full rate, if it is not filled.

Availability: I work Monday afternoons from a therapy room in Sydenham, very close to the station. Sessions are at 2:30pm, 3:30pm and 4:30pm.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Availability I work Monday afternoons and am based in Sydenham.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Families
Dr Lucy Sawyer CPsychol, DClinPsy

Dr Lucy Sawyer CPsychol, DClinPsy