Lucinda Gordon Lennox
MSc, MBACP (Accred), FDAP
Psychotherapist and Trauma Specialist
Why choose trauma therapy
Signs of trauma show up in our emotions, or our behaviours.
All of the below are signs of trauma:
PTSD (flashbacks, nightmares, panic attacks)
Eating Disorders (or disordered eating of any kind)
A need to reach for external vices (alcohol, cigarettes, food, shopping, people etc) even if not "addicted"
Inability to stand up for ourselves
Constantly stressed about life
Over spending / under spending
Lack of relationships
Feelings of isolation or separateness
Feelings of shame
Arrogance or grandiosity
Uncontrollable anger or rage
Daily exercise fixations
Fear of losing control
Concerned with appearances over personality
Afraid to speak our truth
Post Partum Depression
Sense of entitlement
Feeling responsible for everyone and / or everything
Feelings of "should" and "ought"
Inability to delegate
Living in a constant state of fear
Feeling guilty pretty often
Feeling as though we have an inauthentic sense of self
Most of what weighs us down isn’t ours to carry. Various life events cause us to build up barriers to experiencing our true selves, and this can claim our power as individuals.
I help people who present with either specific traumatic events that they wish to heal, or with troubling feelings and/or behaviours that are hindering their everyday life, or both, in order that they can shed what no longer serves them, discover their true selves, and fully sit in their power.
I did my basic EMDR training with Barbara Larch at the EMDR London and Munich Centre. I have also trained with Robert Lefever in London, to gain a further understanding of EMDR and addiction recovery, with Laurel Parnell in Attachment-Focussed EMDR and with Jim Knipe in EMDR for Complex PTSD and Dissociation. I hold a Masters in Addiction Psychology (MSc) from London Southbank University, and am a member of the Parnell Institution in California.
I am also a member of the FDAP and an Accredited member of the BACP.
Although the mechanics of EMDR remain standard, with my various trainings in different application techniques, I am able to tailor-make my approach to EMDR treatment with each of my clients, depending on their presentation, their history, and their own individual way of healing.
I am also a Reconnective Healing Practitioner and a Reiki practitioner, and I combine this holistic approach with my psychotherapy work.
I began my working life as a pianist, and am an Associate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama for Piano Performance (AGSM Perf.). I went on to become Assistant Head of Music and Head of Choral Music at St Mary’s, Wantage, followed by a time at Goldman Sachs and Citigroup.
I live in South West London with my two children.
Get in Touch
The Recovery Centre, 75 Kinnerton Street, London, SW1X 8ED
EMDR was a form of therapy almost completely unknown to me a few years ago. It is also one of the major transformative forces that have given me the ability to live my life and be in the world as I am, rather than how I felt I should be. Like any therapy, it is challenging and intense. I had prior experience of EMDR before seeing Lucinda. However, doing EMDR with Lucinda has allowed me to look deeper, beyond what I perceived to be the “big” trauma. A lot of what kept me stuck in old ways of looking at life and myself was not obvious, and Lucinda helped me look at that in a safe and gentle way. She is very intuitive as to what will help best in that moment. I was able to unwind events and beliefs that I believed would haunt me with the same intensity forever. I would highly recommend EMDR with Lucinda.
In the press:
"Narcissism is a trauma response", Elephant Journal
"Triggers and Childhood Wounds", Elephant Journal
"Are we asking the wrong questions about mental health?", Elephant Journal
How to heal trauma and depression with EMDR, Inner Truth Podcast
Suffering serious cabin fever in lockdown? Here's how to cope, according to a psychotherapist, Glamour
Pandemic fatigue and emotional exhaustion, Stylist
How to deal with change, Stylist
Life after coronavirus, Stylist
Help with grieving, Stylist
Lockdown mental health, Stylist
The coronacoaster, Glamour
Lockdown - why do we revert to our child self? Stylist
Would you let the stars rule your life? Daily Mail
5 powerful ways to cope with change this autumn, Stylist
The 7 friends we could do without, Telegraph