Sonia Lucas (MBACP) Integrative Counsellor
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You've probably found yourself thinking about counselling for many reasons. Talking to a professional can be a useful way to help you to gain a better understanding of your life and where you are. Whether you need support talking about worries or help with understanding patterns of unhelpful behaviours, counselling can help you better understand the root of difficult emotions, thoughts and feelings. Taking control of our needs and making changes to our lives can be a challenging hurdle but, it can also be immensely empowering and rewarding. The counselling relationship is formed around respect and trust for the client's growth and change and I hope to support you on this journey.
I am a qualified and experienced Integrative Counsellor with a particular interest in Trauma and Psychosomatic Illness and the impact of both on our psychological and physical health. I use a blend of theories incorporating Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) where necessary. I have many years of experience supporting clients facing a broad range of issues from emotional and behavioural, adoption, eating disorders, bereavement and loss, cancer support, sexual identity, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, abuse (physical, emotional and sexual) and addictions.
Alongside working in private practice, I am a School based and Lead Delivery Counsellor for local services in a Targeted Early Intervention and Prevention Team in West London supporting adolescents to Adults.
I have regular clinical supervision to support all client work.
Training, qualifications & experience
- PGDip in Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling
- PGDip in Adolescent Therapy
- Dip in Clinical Supervision
- Cert in CBT
- EFT Level 1&2
CPD Training in:
- Depression and Anxiety
- Eating Disorders
- Transgender and Identity
- Sexual Abuse
- Trauma and Somatic Illness
- Safeguarding and Child Protection
- EMDR and PTSD
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
Consultation: Free initial consultation
Weekday and Evening Sessions: £50 per 50 minute session
Supervision: £50 per hour - £65 One hour 30 minutes
I have over 13 years clinical counselling experience.