Lucy WarwickIntegrative psychotherapist
Talking to a therapist can help if you are experiencing difficulties in your life, or if problems or events seem overwhelming. I offer one-to-one therapy for adults from my quiet, comfortable room in Archway.
As an integrative therapist I combine different counselling and psychotherapy approaches to ensure that I can work in the most effective way, helping you in the way that suits you best. Since individuals think, feel and behave in different ways, it feels important to work with clients in individual ways too.
This may mean that we explore your patterns of behaviour and how you relate to others, this could mean looking at your childhood, the ways you learnt to behave. Doing this can help us to understand why you may do something in a certain way and how we can work on doing it in a different way.
It may also mean that we help you to identify practical approaches which can help you in making changes in your everyday life. Adapting how you think about something perhaps, so you no longer see it in a negative light, or it may be learning new ways to respond or react to others or giving you new skills to help you deal with events.
We will do all this together, working at a pace that feels right for you. In a non-judgemental space in which I hope you will feel comfortable and able to talk about anything which is important to you.
Issues often worked with
Fees for the first session are £40. After that, if you decide to continue, my fees are £85 per session. All sessions last for 50 minutes and you will normally come once a week.
I am committed to ensuring counselling is available to those in need and as such, offer a number or reduced fee places to those on low or no income. Please contact me if you feel this might apply to you.
The first meeting will provide an opportunity for you to get a feel for what it would be like working with me and whether counselling is right for you. During this session, we will also talk about how the sessions will work and you will have the opportunity to ask questions about what counselling is about, what your expectations may be, and any anxieties you have. We will also be able to discuss practicalities such as times to meet, holidays and missed sessions.
Training and qualifications
I trained at the Minster Centre, London, gaining a Counselling Diploma in 2013 and an MA in Integrative Psychotherapy in 2015. I also have a Diploma in Schools & Adolescent Counselling from the Metanoia Institute, London.
I began working in private practice in 2014 and have several years’ experience working with a range of clients in a variety of settings including charitable organisations and training institutions. I continue to provide low and no-cost therapy, providing short and medium-term counselling alongside my long-term private client work.
I am a registered member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). I abide by the UKCP Code of Ethics and Professional Practice for Psychotherapists, and my work adheres to their strict professional standards.
As a member of UKCP I ensure I am kept up to date with new areas of research and training within the field. I am committed to my own professional development and continue to study and take additional courses which interest me as part of my CPD (Continuing Professional Development).