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, NHS services and currently with a private occupational health and wellbeing company. I am told that 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, to name a few.

I provide a confidential, non-judgmental, safe space where you can feel comfortable opening up about your inner most thoughts and feelings. We can explore things like your relationships, your history, the impact of the pandemic on you and anything that you feel you need to gain clarity on or offload. I can help deepen your understanding of mental health 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 support you with goal setting, to achieve change and for you to reach your full potential.

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

King Street, Central Manchester at Neals Yard Remedies Therapy rooms 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

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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.

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I offer free initial 15 minute chat to discuss in brief your issue and whether we are suited to working together.  Just give me a call or email me and I will call you, to talk you through the next steps.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

If any of the above times do not suit you please still get in touch and I can see what I can do.

Further information

I currently offer face to face, telephone or video sessions.

Face to face sessions are currently held in Lymm at the stunning Cheshire Wellness Centre WA13 0SW https://www.cheshirewellnesscentre.co.uk/ 

And also at Neals Yard Remedies on King Street, central Manchester M2 6AF

Neals Yard
27 King Street
Manchester
Greater Manchester
M2 6AF

Warrington lane
Lymm
WA13

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Lucy Semple

Lucy Semple