Lucy Shearman BA(Hons), MA, HCPC, BAAT Psychotherapist and Art Psychotherapist
I offer Psychotherapy and Art Psychotherapy. I follow a psychodynamic framework which focuses on looking at how past experiences and relationships can influence the way you handle situations and relationships in your current day to day life. Offering you a non directive space allows for free association and for us to explore together what is going on for you. Allowing you to take responsibility for what you bring to the session means that as opposed to leading you down a path, I am rather stood beside you, keeping you safe and supporting you in your journey.
If you were to prefer Art Psychotherapy, this is a model that uses art media as its primary mode of expression. Often it can be challenging to translate our thoughts and feelings into words. Language can also be stigmatised and difficult to use around mental health. Art is great at breaking through these barriers that we develop and allow us to reflect and express ourselves in a rich and authentic way.
I recognise that each person is individual and take this into consideration within my work. In the initial assessment we can explore which form of psychotherapy would best suit you.
I have extensive experience with individuals with acute psychiatric mental health issues, eating disorder, hospice/ bereavement, addiction and recovery programmes. I have worked with individuals with a wide range of mental health issues and neurodiverse needs including depression, anxiety, psychosis, ASD, PTSD, attachment disorder, trauma, personality disorders and more.
Training, qualifications & experience
Clinical supervision training, BAAT
Masters in Art Psychotherapy with a Merit from Goldsmiths University of London
BA (Hons) in Illustration from The Arts University Bournemouth
Foundation Diploma in Art & Design from The Arts University Bournemouth
Registered / Accredited
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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
Concessions offered for
Individual online Art Psychotherapy (Zoom), 50 minutes: £50
Online supervision (Zoom), 50 minutes: £50
I am also open to offering discounted fees to trainees or clients looking for long term work.
Weekdays and evenings.