About Me

I come from a Sociology and Political Science background. I have always been interested on how people are affected by the environment and why they behave the way they do. After my own journey in therapy where I experienced healing through the therapeutic relationship, I decided to train as a therapist myself. I now have the skills to accompany others in this process.

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Work and Experience

I have a postgraduate Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling from the Metanoia Institute in London. I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and I am bound by its Ethical Framework for good practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. You can read more about the BACP’s code of ethics here.

In addition, I have trained as a Sophrology and Relaxation Practitioner which gives me the knowledge and experience to work with the embodied experience to help regulate ourselves. Integrating thoughts, emotions and the body can facilitate wellbeing and healing.

As a Humanistic practitioner my work rests on the belief that every person is valuable, and has the potential to achieve growth and healing with the help of a safe and supportive environment. With this in mind, I strive to provide this holding space for my clients to grow within the therapeutic relationship, always respecting their perspective in order to help them discover their own answers.

I have experience working as a counsellor in different agencies with a diverse client population. I have worked with a range of issues such as:

  • Relationship issues
  • Low self-esteem
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Abuse
  • Trauma
  • Anger issues
  • Family problems
  • Loss
  • Discrimination
  • Identity issues

I am committed to learning and professional development. In order to improve my skills and provide a better service, I engage with continuing professional development (CDP) on a regular basis.

Why Lucia?

You may be wondering what is my specificity. What do I bring to the table that might make you want to work with me instead of someone else?

Other than having experience with a diverse set of issues, my path is non-traditional. I was raised in a multi-cultural environment and have lived, studied and worked in four different countries. As a result, I am able to understand many perspectives while offering alternative points of view others might not have considered. I will also honour and respect your social and cultural perspective and value our differences and similarities.

I highly value authenticity in my work, I am passionate about helping my clients discover their authentic selves and learn to love and value themselves. We all have a voice and a story to tell. This journey is also about finding yours.

Qualifications and Professional Body

  • Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counsellor (PGDip)
  • Diploma Sophrology and Relaxation Practice
  • Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

FAQs

The practice is based in Oxford, but will remain a mix of face to face and online work, to suit the needs of my clients.

My fees are as follows:

£30 for our initial appointment. Subsequent appointments will cost £45 for each 50 minutes session.

I am currently offering some spaces at reduced fees for students and unwaged clients. Please contact me for more information.

Payment for face to face counselling is made cash at the end of each session.

Payment for online counselling is made via bank transfer before each session.

Clients are advised to give at least 48 hours notice if they wish to cancel or re-schedule an appointment.  If less than 48 hours notice is given you will be expected to pay for the appointment.