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Lucy Max’s main modality that she works within is the Person Centred Approach, although she also holds a diploma for cognitive behaviour therapy. Lucy feels that coming to therapy can be worrying in itself as clients often do not know what to expect. Lucy likes to talk this through with clients and make sure that they feel safe and secure within this modality such that she and the client can build on a therapeutic relationship. Lucy’s approach is non directive which allows the client to work at their own pace and only approach experiences and thoughts that they want to discuss. Lucy works ethically and in non judgmental way.
Lucy has been a carer for over 16 years. This has been mostly around neurodiverse adults and children. She feels that these skills are transferable and can be used within the counselling room. Her time as a carer has taught her how to go with clients’ needs and also to accept everyone as a unique individual. She has also spent time working as a volunteer for the National Stalking Helpline which has given her great insight in working with individuals who experienced domestic violence, controlling coercive behaviour as well as stalking. This has given Lucy experience in working with depression, anxiety, loneliness and anger.
Lucy is in her 4th year of training. She studies at Morley College and is a member of the BACP, which ensures that she works within her proficiency and that she follows an ethical framework. She works within the Awareness Centre’s Low Cost Counselling Service in Clapham. Her work is open ended, with no time limit on how many sessions the client is given, respecting the pace at which her clients want to work.