Lucy Theo ( MBACP Accred.) (UKRCP Reg.) (BPS)
'Space To Talk, Time To Listen' Confidential and effective emotional support for Adults, Young People and Children.
My name is Lucy and I am an accredited, experienced and supportive counsellor/ psychotherapist working in the NHS and in private practice in Cardiff and The Vale of Glamorgan. The talking therapy space I offer is welcoming, relaxed and confidential and fosters a feeling of emotional security, so that you will feel able to explore worries and concerns, both past and present and together we can discuss the link between events, thoughts, feelings and behaviour. Counselling can help to make sense of life difficulties, loss and change and create new ways to communicate in order to develop inner confidence, personal happiness and psychological balance. I have been supporting adults and young people through unique experiences of anxiety , relationship and body image difficulties, phobias and panic symptoms for the past twelve years and in various settings.
My role is to listen attentively and with commitment and care in order to ' see the world through your eyes' and create a sense of relational trust. My belief is that this then inspires greater psychological strength and personal equiibrium, and in turn, the possibility to create new life choices, harness personal potential and a positive, meaningful existence for every individual regardless of class, gender , age or sexuality.
How I work
I work Integratively with clients, which means incorporating a range and blend of theoretical ideas, (CBT, Psychodynamic, Humanistic) to suit the personality, needs and concerns of each individual in order to respect their unique experience and life story. I believe that the fundamental mechanism for change and choice, is not simply what is offered theoretically by the counsellor, but the way in which this is transmitted, by a positive therapeutic interchange.
Approaching a stranger for support can feel daunting, but I always offer a short telephone conversation, as a chance to connect in the first instance, and then an initial no-obligation consultation where the opportunity to feel comfortable is established.
I offer weekly or fortnightly sessions depending, and both short-term and longer term options for counselling are considered depending on individual need. Session times are flexible in order to accommodate lifestyle demands. I also offer sessions in conjunction with the Employee Assistance Programme.
My Bonvilston therapy room is situated in a peaceful, rural setting surrounded by trees and spacious fields and offers a convenient 'escape; from the bustle of the city.
Training, qualifications & experience
(MBACP Accred.) (UKRCP Reg.) Accredited and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and as such , subscribe to their code of ethics and good practice.
(BPS) Member of The British Psychological Society.
(Adv. Dip. Coun.) Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling
Solution Focused Trained
Brief- Therapy counselling Trained
Psychodynamic Training in Working With Eating Disorders
Re-Processing Trauma Training
Systemic Family Therapy Training
ASIST Suicide Prevention Training
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Interpersonal therapy
£50 per fifty minute session (Bonvilston)
£70 per fifty minute session (Cardiff) This is as a result of additional room hire charges.
I have extensive experience of working with adults, older adults and young people of all ages and from all backgrounds, helping them through various life changes and challenges in settings such as:
Marie Curie Hospice, Hampstead
Age Concern, Camden
Barnet Community Counselling
Primary Care Counselling Service (GP Practice)
Whittington Hospital, London
Action for Children (primary and secondary school counselling)
Haberdasher's Askes' School for Boys
Mind & Baby - please see www.mindandbaby.com for more information on pregnancy and postnatal counselling and support
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|