Dr Lycia Forde

Dr Lycia Forde is a Clinical Psychologist, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and Behavioural Couples Therapist.  Lycia is a warm and compassionate clinician who places huge importance on the development of collaborative, safe and authentic therapeutic relationships.  She strongly believes in the ability of people to change and achieve their psychological goals and is committed to delivering the highest standard of psychological care at all times.

After graduating with a First Class Honors Degree in Psychology, Lycia went on to complete a Masters in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.  She has also completed her high intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy training; Behavioural Couples Therapy; Level 1 training with the Association of Family Therapy and additional training in Mindfulness via the Tavistock and Portman. Besides her involvement in various research projects and publications and her work at the Fitzrovia Psychology Clinic, she also works as a Clinical Psychologist for West London NHS Trust.  She has over 15 years of clinical experience, knowledge and expertise across the private, public and charitable sectors.

Lycia’s clinical practice is based on theory and methodologies informed by the latest evidence-base and she works in adherence with the NICE guidelines. She is trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Behavioural Couples Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Systemic Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Positive Behaviour Support, Mindfulness-Based Therapies and Mindfulness.  Her wide-ranging training means she is well-placed to deliver a highly adaptable and flexible therapeutic approach that can be tailored to the individual to deliver effective results. She offers short, medium and long-term therapy and is experienced in dealing with clients of all ages and diverse cultures who are experiencing: 



“Dr Lycia Forde helped me by being empathetic, understanding and showing me how to leave my own head and see things from a more considered perspective. My experience with her has allowed me to be more compassionate with both myself and other people. Her open but structured approach made me comfortable knowing I could talk about anything I needed to while also knowing that we were taking deliberate steps towards reaching my therapy goals.” Former Client

“Dr Lycia Forde treated all our sessions with respect and care which enabled me to feel comfortable sharing all my thoughts and feelings. When I first started therapy it was a bit nerve-wracking but she put me at ease and created a safe and welcoming space where I could be completely open and honest. This enabled me to reach my initial therapy goals and has given me back the confidence in myself again. After my first session I was very happy that I chose Dr Lycia Forde and my experience with her has been incredibly rewarding.” Former Client