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MBACP, Dip Counselling

About me

Let's be honest, finding the right counsellor is daunting and confusing, especially with so many profiles to read so I'll try to keep it simple. My name is Lucy, I qualified as a counsellor in 2016 and have worked in various settings such as mental health charities, Mind and Samaritans, in the occupational health and wellbeing sector and currently as a private therapist.  I am a warm and friendly therapist with a down to earth nature. I can help empower you to overcome a range of issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, grief and loss, anger, burnout, feelings of overwhelm and being 'stuck in a rut'.

I provide a confidential, non-judgmental, safe space where you can feel comfortable opening up about your inner most thoughts and feelings. We may explore things like your relationships, your history, any bereavements you may have endured, the impact of the pandemic on you and anything at all that you feel you need to gain clarity on or offload. I can help deepen your understanding of yourself and your issues and guide you on proven self-help/CBT informed techniques that will help you cope with symptoms such as worry, overthinking, poor sleep, low-mood and low-motivation. I will offer insight and suggestions for you to make your own mind up on.  I will support you with goal setting, to achieve positive change and encourage you to reach your full potential.

I am doing in person sessions at the following two venues;

27 King Street, Central Manchester,  M2 6AF 

The Cheshire Wellness Centre, Lymm Marina, The Barn, WA13 0SW 

Client Testimonials;

‘These sessions and talking to you is giving me hope’

'These sessions are really helping, I can see I am already making positive changes and I’ve been recommending counselling to everyone I speak to'

‘I feel like a different person than I was when we first spoke, I know I will never go back to feeling the way I was. I have tools to help control my anxiety and different perspectives, I know my pitfalls and how to challenge them’

‘I always feel lighter after my session and have a different perspective on things’ 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
  • 4 plus years experience working for an occupational health and wellbeing company.
  • Experience working for Samaritans. 
  • 'Suicide Awareness' training. PAM Academy 2019.
  • 'Mental Health Awareness' training. PAM Academy 2019.
  • 'Critical Incident Stress Debriefing' training. PAM Academy 2019.
  • 'Working with Trauma' CPD Training 2019.
  • 'A Pluralistic Approach to Counselling and Psychotherapy' CPD training 2016.
  • 'Self-harm' CPD training 2015.
  • 'Understanding the dynamics of addiction and families' CPD training 2015.
  • 'Couple Therapy' training. CPD 2014.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

I know reaching out can be a hard first step but just send me an email or text and I will guide you through the next stages.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

We can do weekly or fortnightly sessions.

Further information

I currently offer in-person , telephone or video sessions.

In- person sessions are currently held at a room on King Street, Central Manchester M2 6AF.  

I also use a room in Lymm at the idyllic Cheshire Wellness Centre WA13 0SW 

27 King Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M2 6AF

Warrington lane, Lymm, WA13

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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