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About

Lucy McCarthy M.A.C.A. (Level 2)

My name is Lucy and I have been working as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist in the Community Health, NGO and Private Sector since 2008. I am a member of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) and have experience working with many commonly occurring issues and concerns as well as serious mental health difficulties. During my career I have assisted people experiencing symptoms of Depression or Anxiety, relationship issues, work stress, grief and loss or significant life changes. My particular areas of expertise are in the treatment of Complex Trauma, Childhood Sexual Abuse (in particular physical and sexual abuse that occurred within an institutional context) and Gambling Addiction. I am also very passionate about supporting the mental wellbeing of people who are living with a complex/chronic health conditions.

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In addition to my university degrees I have obtained professional training and Clinical Supervision in the following therapeutic modalities: 

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) 

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) 

  • Existential Psychotherapy 

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) 

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Interpersonal (aka Transference based) Process Therapy

After spending time assessing what has brought you to therapy and assisting in articulating your goals, I will discuss with you the most appropriate treatment options for your specific needs.

My commitment to you is that I will engage with you in a respectful and professional manner, underpinned by warmth and openness. I strive to bring an authenticity to sessions that will allow you to feel comfortable and confident enough to explore your concerns, then co create a path forward.

For further information I encourage you to have a read through my “Services” and “How” pages on this website to obtain a deeper understanding of what I can offer you and what to expect if you decide to begin working with me. Otherwise, reach out via my "Contact" page if you have any questions or would like to arrange a time for an appointment.

Trauma Informed Counselling

Qualifications

Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology)

Graduate Diploma of Counselling & Psychotherapy

Member of the Australian Counselling Association

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Professional Development

Clinical Supervision

Clinical Supervision Training (The Bouverie Centre)

Advanced Supervision Training (The Delta Centre)

Complex Trauma

Working Therapeutically with Adult Survivors of Complex Trauma (The Blue Knot Foundation)

Trauma Informed Care (Phoenix Australia – Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health)

Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors (Janina Fisher)

‘Engaging Traumatised Clients Who Avoid Attachment, Closeness and Painful Feelings’ provided by Dr Robert Muller PhD, C.Psch

Personality Disorders

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Training and Group Supervision (Dr Roy Krawitz)

Treating Therapy Interfering Behaviour with Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (Kelly Koerner)

Transference Focused Psychotherapy for Borderline Personality Disorder and Narcissistic Personality Disorder (Dr Kenneth Levy)

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