Michelle Lacy

Richmond Upon Thames TW9
Shortlist Share

Michelle Lacy

Richmond Upon Thames TW9
Shortlist Share

My Approach

Psychodynamic Psychotherapist
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

About Me

I offer a caring, safe and confidential environment to explore whatever is troubling you.

I am a professionally qualified and accredited psychotherapist with many years of experience. I have been working in private practice from my office in Richmond since 2015 and prior to that spent 3-years at Richmond Borough Mind and 5-years in the Talking Therapies Service at Wpf.

I am experienced in working with people dealing with a wide range of issues, including stress, depression, anxiety, chronic/terminal illness, bereavement, sexual orientation, gender questioning, relationship and interpersonal difficulties, self-esteem, loneliness, sense of displacement/disconnection/dissociation, developmental trauma, history of neglect or physical/emotional/sexual abuse, breakdown, borderline personality disorder and complex PTSD.

I completed my initial 4-year psychotherapy training with Wpf in 2008 and hold a BACP accredited Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling from Wpf Therapy as well as a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Studies from Roehampton.

I specialise in working with developmental attachment issues and complex trauma, and have undertaken additional trainings to enhance my work. In 2021, I completed Level 1: Trauma Themes training with the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute and have completed Level 2: Developmental Injury in May 2023. I am also an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) practitioner having completed both Part 1 and 2 EMDR training with Sandi Richman, who was trained by Francine Shapiro after she developed this technique which helps to resolve traumatic symptoms.

I offer in-person therapy sessions from my office in Richmond Upon Thames as well online sessions via Zoom.

I work with

  • Individuals

Special Interests

Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.

I am of mixed-race heritage and have experience of working with first and second generation migrants. I have experience of working with refugees, asylum seekers and enjoy working with people who come from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds.
I have completed Part 1 and Part 2 EMDR Training which I can offer as a standalone short-term therapeutic intervention or as part of longer term psychotherapeutic work.
I have experience with working with people who are interested or struggling with their sense of self and identity, including those who may have been through a major change in life, such as a relationship breakdown, infidelity, relocation, redundancy, etc, which may stir up questions about identify.
I am experienced and specialise in working with people facing developmental and adverse childhood trauma and neglect. This includes working with children of emotionally immature or narcissistic parents.
I have completed trainings in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and EMDR which are 2 modalities that assist with working with clients who have experienced childhood and developmental trauma.

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapist

What I can help with

  • Abuse
  • Bereavement
  • Depression
  • Family
  • Identity Problems

Types of sessions

  • Face to Face - Long Term
  • Face to Face - Short Term
  • Online Therapy

Richmond Upon Thames Office

Richmond Therapy Space
Parkshot House
5 Kew Road
Richmond Upon Thames TW9 2PR
United Kingdom

  Wheelchair accessible View Map


£70 fee - for 50 minute initial consultation and ongoing sessions


I offer a number of concessionary places to people on benefits or with a low household income.

UKCP College

  • Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis College (CPJAC)

Michelle Lacy

Richmond Upon Thames TW9

Bookmarks My Shortlist

All shortlisted profiles

Find a therapist near you