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Specialist Addiction Counsellor & Integrative Psychotherapist

I’m a qualified Specialist Addiction Counsellor with vast experience working with substance misuse and behavioural addictions. I pride myself in providing a safe space in which to form a supportive relationship to help clients achieve their goals. I have an up to date knowledge of drug and alcohol treatment and practice a variety of evidence-based interventions with awareness that everyone has different needs.

Having studied Addiction Counselling at The University of Bath, the highly acclaimed Centre for Addiction Treatment Studies, I offer integrative, evidence-based addiction counselling methods including - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Person Centred Counselling, Relapse Prevention, 12 Step facilitation and interpersonal attachment work around relationships and communication. Since then I have also completed a masters degree in Integrative Psychotherapy at The University of Derby. Alongside my private counselling practice, I work part time for an addiction charity in Oxford. I provide face to face counselling from Leamington Spa, Coventry and Northamptoshire as well as online counselling sessions.



Specialist Addiction Counsellor

I am a qualified and accredited addictions therapist, and hold a post grduate certificate in Integrative Pychotherapy from the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute. I have over 7 years’ experience of working alongside adults with substance use disorders and behavioural addictions, psychological disorders and underlying psychotherapeutic work. I offer a safe and confidential space in which to work through your presenting issues, whilst offering a supportive relationship alongside you to meet your goals of therapy. Having completed a Bachelor of Science degree, I pride myself on having up to date knowledge of the drug and alcohol field and am able to integrate various therapies, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Relapse prevention, to ensure that your treatment is tailored to your specific needs. 

My psychotherapy training allows me to work with a wider range of issues, ranging from trauma, developmental issues, attachment issues and existential matters.
My therapy style is flexible, with an emphasis on the relational elements which are evidenced to improve therapeutic outcomes. I tend to focus not only on the causation of the presenting problems but work towards finding appropriate solutions to both short- and long-term issues.
Addictive disorders present human beings with a myriad of problems. Having had experience of addiction myself, I can assure you that the space I offer is empathic and without judgment. My own personal experience coupled with my qualifications is utilised to offer a sense of relief from an otherwise lonely place. 
I currently offer face to face therapy in Leamington Spa and also offer online counselling, via Skype and Zoom


LUCY JAY - MSC, ADV. Dip, BA (Hons) BACP FDAP CSaccred.

Specialist Addiction Counsellor & Psychotherapist

I am a fully qualified and experienced psychotherapist and counsellor offering a confidential, caring and friendly service for adults facing a range of difficulties and emotional problems.


Having gained a Masters in counselling psychology and an Adv. Diploma in Psychotherapy, I have practiced in a range of agencies and settings including The Priory. Now practicing privately, I also offer support within a local West Midlands homeless charity with people experiencing substance misuse and related issues. Alongside my counselling practice, I am a qualified and experienced counselling tutor offering BACP counselling courses to students at all levels within both London and Dudley.


Having initially worked with people in crisis within residential rehabilitation settings, I believe that everyone has it within themselves to overcome the difficulties holding them back and begin to move forwards. My practice has developed into an integrative approach whereby I aim to tailor therapy to the individual needs of the client requiring long-term or short-term support.

I am currently offering therapy online via Skype and Zoom.


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