Dr Lucy Gorvin

Teaching Fellow
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Lucy Gorvin is a Chartered Psychologist registered with the HCPC. She has worked in the NHS within mental health teams and with palliative care services and she is currently running her private practice in Surrey. She obtained her BSc in Psychology at Roehampton University and her PsychD in Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychology at the University of Surrey. For the past 2 years she has been a Teaching Fellow on the PsychD for Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychology alongside being lead psychologist working within a hospice. Lucy has a depth knowledge and passion for humanistic and postmodern philosophies with a special interest in psychological distress as a consequence of/ or associated with physical illness.

Research interests

Critical psychopathology and postmodernism; the use of psychology in palliative care and chronic illness, the psychological impact of illness on the individual, bereavement and systemic/family approaches to therapy.


Humanistic models of Therapy: theory and practice.

Critical Psychopathology and theories of Emotional Distress.

Issues in Counselling Psychology.

Therapeutic skills training.

Research/Clinical supervision.


Gorvin, L. and Brown, D. (2012) The psychology of feeling like a burden: a review of the literature. Social Psychology Review, 14 (1). 28 - 41. ISSN 1369-7862