Barbara Luc offers a non-judgemental, empathetic, environment where clients are enabled to freely explore their emotional struggles and problems in life. Barbara believes that each person deserves a chance to grow and develop in their own way to fulfil their potential and is committed to journey with clients in exploring and working through issues that might hinder their identity and personal development. Barbara is an integrative therapist, whose primary mode of operation is to adopt a person-centred approach to therapy which tends to be client led. Barbara is passionate about supporting clients on their journey to personal growth and self-actualisation using acceptance, empathy and congruence. She is of an opinion that a trusting therapist-client relationship is an important part of the therapeutic change. However, as an integrative therapist she can tailor the way she works to best suit her clients’ needs, drawing from a variety of theoretical orientations including person centred, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). She may use CBT with clients who would like to challenge their problematic thinking styles and behaviour patterns, as well as draw from psychodynamic in helping clients gain insights and discover how their unconscious conflicts may influence their current relationships.
With an extensive background in supporting survivors of domestic abuse and parents who lost their children to adoption Barbara has a vast experience in issues of domestic abuse and coercive control. She is interested in matters concerning the bereavement and loss as well as guilt, shame and anxiety. She is able to offer therapy in Polish which is her mother tongue.
Barbara is an integrative counsellor who is a registered member of BACP. She works with The Awareness Centre’s NHS counselling service in Lambeth. Barbara is working towards Masters in Therapeutic Counselling.