About me

Michelle Lacy, BA (Hons), MSc (Econs), Advance Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling, Post Graduate Diploma Psychodynamic Studies, MBACP (Registered)

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Michelle Lacy

I have been working as a psychodynamic psychotherapist since 2005, providing short-term counselling and long-term psychotherapy to clients with a wide range of needs.

These areas include: childhood trauma, attachment and separation difficulties, stress, depression, history of physical, emotional or sexual abuse, bereavement, sexuality/gender/identity issues, relationship and interpersonal difficulties, supporting parents and young adults, self-esteem, psychosomatic difficulties, loneliness, boarding school syndrome, developmental delays, periods of confusion and “midlife” crisis, breakdown, anger, hoarding, anxiety, panic, self-harm.

I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and listed on the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapist, accredited by the Department of Health. In addition to working in private practice, I spent 5 years as a psychodynamic psychotherapist in the Talking Therapies Service at Wpf Therapy and 3 years within the integrated Psychotherapy and Counselling Service at Richmond Borough Mind.

My professional training was undertaken at Wpf Therapy, one of Britain’s top accredited training institutions, with a reputation for clinical and academic excellence. I hold a BACP accredited Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling from Wpf Therapy as well as a BACP accredited Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Studies from Roehampton University.

I originally trained as a radio journalist, but have also worked extensively in the voluntary and public sector developing, managing and delivering services for people with special needs prior to becoming a psychotherapist.

Training qualifications

Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy – WPF Therapy,
Advance Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling – WPF Therapy,
Postgraduate Diploma Psychodynamic Studies – Roehampton University

Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (Registered)

Professional Development Training

The Psychophysiology of PTSD and Trauma – Babette Rothschild (2018)                          Working with Attachment and Dependency in Complex Trauma – Kathy Steele (2018) Early Relational Trauma and Borderline States of Mind – Marcus West (2017)            Rewind Approach for working with PTSD and Trauma – Paula Readon (2017)                  Sex on the Brain – Graham Music (2016)                                                                                      Addiction as an Attachment Disorder-Gerard & Sarah Chevalier,David Delapalme (2015)  Introduction to Emotionally Focused Therapy – Nick Poaros (2013)                                          Absent Fathers – Bill Austin (2013)