Lucia Hall is a psychological therapist and mental health practitioner, European psycho-traumatologist, lecturer, communication coach, supervisor, clinical hypnotherapist and EMDR therapist. She is a certified trauma specialist and an expert in treating trauma, PTSD and the conditions that so often accompany them, such as anxiety, depression, nightmares and flashbacks. She was born and raised in Panama before moving to the United States where she was a social worker in the Family and Child Protection units in Detroit, Michigan. Lucia has a British husband and now lives in the UK.
Lucia studied her MSc. in Mental Health at Guy’s Hospital, St Thomas’ Hospital & Kings College School of Medicine/ Institute of Psychiatry. The main therapeutic approaches studied were Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) – two excellent and complementary cognitive approaches.
Lucia has developed and added to that expertise by studying numerous other specialist courses, including a Diploma in Trauma and Abuse (Dip. PICT), a Diploma in Christian Counselling (from London Bible College, now the London School of Theology), Cetificate from ESTSS in Psychotraumatology, she is an EMDR therapist (adult and children) and is trainer for MBTI (Levels 2 & 3). Additional specialised training includes Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Schema Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, CBT, Trauma-Focused CBT, Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP), Lifespan Integration (LI), Behavioral Activation (BA), Written Exposure Therapy (WET), Imagery Rescripting and Reprocessing Therapy (IRRT), Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PET), Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET & KIDNET) and various other trauma-focused processes.
As well as specialising in trauma and abuse, including being a consultant Traumatologist for the insurance and legal professions, she also has a great deal of experience in working with depression and anxiety. Lucia also has written a number of accredited training courses. Our training courses are accredited by the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB) and recognised by the Open University. Lucia is a member of many professional bodies including APA, BACP, MBACP, EMDR UK, NCP, and ISTSS, CNHC and the PSA accredited register. She is a fellow of NCP for her contributions to the field of counselling and psychotherapy.