Lucy Thompson BACP registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist in Otley
I am trained in the Person-Centred Approach. I believe that every client is doing the best in the situation they find themselves. We all have the ability for growth in ways that are healthy and fulfilling for us.
Sometimes this can be stunted or oppressed by events in our lives, past and present. Relationships we have experienced may not have encouraged us to listen to what it is that helps us to feel happy, safe and to be our true selves.
I offer a warm and supportive space that accepts you and what you bring to counselling. I try hard to understand what is happening for you and your experience of it.
Being valued in this way can be very freeing and affirming.
How I may help you.
I have gained my experience through counselling many clients whilst working for a variety of charities.
These are some of the areas that I may be able to help you with.....
Bereavement and Loss
I spent many years working with Cruse Bereavement Care supporting people
with their grief and loss.
I believe grief and loss can also be present in many areas of peoples lives not
just bereavement, especially during times of transition, change or endings.
Whilst at Cancer Support in Bradford I worked with people who were
bereaved, many facing cancer as well as those supporting loved ones through
treatment and recovery.
Having been a carer I feel passionately that this role can be life changing and
very impacting for the carer themselves. It can raise many emotions that may
be helpful to process through counselling.
Mental Health and Wellbeing
During my time at Leeds MIND and Aura Counselling in Keighley, I
experienced how everyday living could be overwhelming for many people
and that counselling offered them an invaluable space.
Family Life and Parenting
I have a background in working with families and young people prior to
counselling. I have supported and counselled children and young people at
Place2be and Cruse Bereavement Care and as a parent myself know the
challenges family life can bring.
Relationship and Couples Counselling
I use Emotionally Focused Therapy and Attachment Theory in our work together
to focus on creating a stronger bond and connection between you
both and a greater sense of security in the relationship.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and Qualifications
Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy
Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Leeds)
Certificate in Relationship Counselling (Marriage Care, Milton Keynes)
Foundation Degree in Professional Studies in Family Support
Certificate in Counselling Skills (Leeds)
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Individual Counselling and Psychotherapy £45
Couples Relationship Counselling £65
I offer daytime and evening appointments.
- Face to face individual Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Couples Relationship Counselling
- I am able to work with you in both the short and long term depending on your
Registered member BACP - 247863
- Parking available very close by
- Near a bus stop and just a few minutes walk from Otley bus Station