Our Team


Ms. Lucia Hall

Psychotherapist

Lucia is an American citizen, though she was born and raised in Panama. She moved to the United States where she became a social worker in the Family and Child Protection units in Detroit, Michigan. Having married a Brit, she later moved to Berkshire, UK, and pursued 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 Based Therapy (CBT) and Cognitive Analytic therapy (CAT) – two excellent and complimentary cognitive approaches.

Lucia has developed and added to that expertise by studying numerous other therapeutic courses, including a special Diploma in Trauma and Abuse (Dip. PICT), a Diploma in Christian Counseling (from London Bible College, now the London School of Theology), she is an EMDR practitioner (Level 3) and is trainer for MBTI (Levels 2 & 3). Additional specialized training includes Schema Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT, Trauma-Focused CBT for Children, Imagery Rescripting and Reprocessing Therapy (IRRT), Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP), Lifespan Integration (LI), Behavioral Activation (BA), Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET), KIDNET (NET for children), Rapid Resolution Trauma Therapy and various other trauma focused processes. Lucia is also a qualified clinical hypnotherapist, having a diploma (DipH) in the subject.

Lucia’s training courses have been accredited by the National Council of Psychotherapies or Counseling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB) (UK) and recognized by the Open University. Two recent trauma workshops that she wrote were accredited by the European Society of Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS). Her new course the Postgraduate Diploma in Traumatology and PTSD accredited by NCP (L7).

Lucia’s Panamanian and American backgrounds, coupled with her extensive experience, make her a unique, dynamic and interesting lecturer. Lucia is a member of many professional bodies including AACC, APA, BABCP, MBACP, EMDR UK, ESTSS, GHR (GHSC & GQHP), NCP Fellow, RTS and UKPTS.

Services offered: Understanding Personality, Youth Leadership Development Program for School, Mindfulness-based Workplace Survival


Telephone: +971 (0)4 391 4073
Email: info@hissahec.com


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