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Lucy Gardner

Registered integrative psychotherapist (MBACP)

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Hello and welcome

Let's start with a brief introduction. I am a fully qualified and registered psychotherapist (MBACP), working in two central locations in London. 


My counselling approach is relational and I like to work creatively. I see therapy as a non-judgemental space for you to make sense of your internal world and experiences. Whether you have had counselling before or you're new to it, I understand that it may seem daunting. I am here to support you as we navigate this together.


Therapy might bring up difficult content at times. I fundamentally believe that in a world which can be overwhelming and challenging, giving yourself space to make sense of this is one of the greatest things you can do for yourself. 

You can read a little bit more about my training, experience and what to expect from working with me below.

About me

about me

My approach and professional experience


I am a fully qualified integrative psychotherapist, this means that I apply skills and understanding from more than one psychological theory. My approach is grounded in a Rogerian understanding, and informed by attachment theory as well as two key humanistic modalities - Transactional Analysis and Gestalt theory - which bring a creative dynamic to my work with clients. 


I have experience in counselling adults in short and long term psychotherapy, as well as work with adolescents and children. I have worked with a wide range of presenting issues including (but not limited to): loss, bereavement, anxiety, depression, stress, self harm, changing life stages, low self esteem, identity issues, relational difficulties, spirituality. 

I work with people from many different cultural, ethnic and racial backgrounds. I am committed to working in an anti-oppressive way, and recognise the ways in which societal discrimination and injustices affect some communities in particular and can have a significant impact on people's wellbeing and mental health. 

Before becoming a psychotherapist I worked for an international development charity, with particular focus on women who have experienced gender-based violence. I have also worked with children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities both in the UK and abroad. 

Qualifications and membership

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling from Spurgeon's College in London

  • BA (Hons) in International Relations from the University of Birmingham

As a qualified psychotherapist, I am registered with the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).

Individual counselling

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  • I offer weekly sessions in person or online which are 50 minutes

  • Sessions are £70 each

  • The minimum number of sessions is 10. After 10 sessions, we can extend by another 10 or we can agree for the work to be open-ended. 

  • My working days are Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. Please note that my availability does change from time to time, so do get in touch about your preferred day and format for working (online or in-person) and I will let you know what is currently available. 

Other services:
Wellbeing reset

This reset will support you to reconnect with your sense of wellbeing. It’s not about always being happy or positive but about finding sustainable satisfaction and meaning in your life.​

Although there will be a therapeutic lens, this is not therapy. Instead, it's a lifestyle inventory  - this means an opportunity to imagine how you’d prefer your life to be, an exploration of different aspects of your wellbeing, and a plan to embed changes in line with your values. 

After completing an online questionnaire, we will have a 90 minute session together where you will be guided through reflective, creative and solution-focussed exercises. Afterwards, you'll receive a personalised follow up resource with guidance about how you can enhance and sustain the different domains of your wellbeing.

Get in touch

get in touch

Please use the form below to enquire about working with me. I aim to get back to you as soon as I can, but this may sometimes take a couple of days. 

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