Gillian Lacey | Accredited Counsellor | Harpenden | NCS

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Gillian Lacey

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS19-08407

Location: Harpenden


I am a Person Centered counsellor who is dedicated to helping every individual thrive in their own way, according to their specific need.

Alongside private practice I have worked in an addiction centre, and a number of secondary schools counselling young people and parents. I have experience working with a wide variety of issues, including acute anxiety, compulsive self harm, low self esteem, depression, addiction, sexual abuse and trauma. I also counsel people who are struggling with life and identifying a reason for their general unhappiness, who require help unraveling and sharing their inner thoughts. I have also worked with SOVA mentoring ex-offenders to help them re-integrate into society.

People come to me because they can sense that I truly care about their needs and that I am passionate about helping them. I offer a confidential, safe, and non-judgmental space where you can completely be yourself, and be comfortable discussing your concerns at a pace which feels right for you. You will be listened to with warmth and genuine empathy.

The counselling I can provide will help you to overcome the challenges you are facing, enabling you to move towards a more flourishing self.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    IFT Certificate in Couple and Family Counselling
    Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
    Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
    Foundation Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling Skills

    Further training:
    Suicide Intervention
    Understanding Autism
    Women and Girls on the Autistic Spectrum
    HIV and Sexual Health
    Domestic Violence and Abuse
    Child Protection and Safeguarding
    Working with Anger and Rage
  • What I can help with
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Anxiety
    • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Depression
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Self-harm
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Young people and children
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