Dr Lycia Forde is a Clinical Psychologist, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Psychodynamic Psychotherapist. 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; Level 1 training with the Association of Family Therapy and additional training in Mindfulness via the Tavistock and Portman. Alongside her work at the Fitzrovia Psychology Clinic, Lycia has been involved in various research projects and publications and additionally works as a Clinical Psychologist for West London NHS Trust. She has over 10 years of clinical experience and knowledge across the private, public and charitable sectors.
Lycia’s clinical practice is grounded in 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, 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