Barbara Luc MSc, MBACP
I am a qualified individuals and Couples/Other relationships Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor and I offer open-ended therapy, and short term counselling to adults in either English or Polish.
My interest in psychotherapy started many years ago when I commenced my work with vulnerable people affected by crime, particularly survivors of domestic abuse. I appreciated the healing power of talking therapy and benefits of making room to process difficult feelings and emotions whilst being true to ones’ values. In the past several years I have engaged in extensive therapeutic training, clinical work and my own journey of introspection and self- acceptance through my own personal therapy.
The Way I Work
As an integrative therapist, I tailor the way I work to best suit my clients’ unique, individual needs, drawing from a variety of theoretical orientations. A trusting therapist-client relationship is a crucial part of the therapeutic change. I offer a non-judgemental, safe and empathetic space where clients are enabled to freely explore their emotional struggles and problems in life. I strongly believe in diversity and offer multiculturally sensitive support advocating dignity and value for all individuals. As such, I respect and adhere to all aspects of Equality Act 2010. I welcome individuals from all protected characteristics and ensure that that their individual needs are adequately appreciated whilst providing my service. This includes any members of the community represented by age, disability, gender reassignment, religion, race, sex and sexual orientation.
With an extensive background in supporting survivors of domestic abuse and parents who lost their children to adoption, I have a vast experience in issues of domestic abuse and coercive control, bereavement, loss, guilt, shame, self-esteem, trauma, anxiety, and depression, family issues, spirituality, women's issues, adoption.
I work in my private practice and I am also engaged in therapeutic work with parents who had their children permanently removed from their care.
I am a registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and abide by its Ethical Framework for Counselling Profession
I adhere to current data protection legislation, including the General Data Protection Regulation (EU/2016/679) (the GDPR), the Data Protection Act 2018 and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003.
I am registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (A8739217)
I have a valid indemnity insurance with the Holistic Insurance and I can see clients resident in any country.
Disclosure and Barring (DBS)
I have a valid, enhanced DBS certificate
Supervision and Personal Development
I engage in regular clinical supervision and personal development in accordance with BACP requirements