Darcy Ugboaja is an integrative trainee psychotherapist who draws on a range of approaches including person-centred, gestalt, transpersonal and psychodynamic. Coming from a northern, multicultural background, Darcy is aware of transcultural and cross-cultural issues and feels comfortable conversing with individuals from all backgrounds and walks of life.
With a background in compliance and safeguarding in the charity sector, Darcy has over 8 years’ experience working with the complexities of trauma within high conflict situations and how presenting issues such as anxiety and depression can often be masked with destructive or unhelpful coping mechanisms leaving individuals feeling isolated and trapped. She has experience working with clients with histories of anxiety, abuse, depression, attachment issues, trauma, guilt and shame.
Darcy’s interest in psychotherapy began during her Bachelor of Arts Degree when she studied the history of psychotherapy and the effects that post-traumatic stress disorder had on early concepts of masculinity and family dynamics. She then went on to complete a post-graduate certificate in the foundations of counselling and psychotherapy and is currently over halfway through her psychotherapist training qualification.
Darcy works within The Awareness Centre’s NHS Counselling Service in Lambeth and is a student member of the BACP.