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Lucy Hebberts

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Head of GINA

feminist | activist | co-researcher | author | artist |  pianist | chocolate-enthusiast


hello! I head up all of GINA & manage the magic that happens at GINA HQ. I’m also in the role of Executive Assistant for our sister organisation, RSVP.


I’m a University of Birmingham Business Management graduate & a published academic author, with my research surrounding female sexualisation & objectification in marketing published internationally in SAGE’s Handbook of Marketing Ethics, in 2020.

I am also a Co-Researcher with The PROSPER Study at the University of Birmingham, which is a study of the role, funding and commissioning of specialist services provided by the voluntary sector in England.

I am passionate about my work at GINA because it embodies my message to individuals subjected to sexual violence & abuse...

“to all who are still silenced, shamed & disbelieved. I believe you. It’s a privilege to stand with you. your courage & strength never cease to amaze & inspire me. I am in awe of you. you have the right to thrive after being subjected to sexual violence & abuse. you have the right to object against your own mistreatment & that of others. the rest of the world may try & deny you this right & they will act offended and disgusted when you exercise it, but it is yours.

you have that right, don’t be afraid to live it.”

Training, certifications & qualifications:  BSc Business Management (University of Birmingham) 1st class hons | Training: trauma-informed approach, victim-blaming, data protection & GDPR, first aid, working with trauma in a time of trauma (Carolyn Spring), safeguarding, understanding sexual violence & abuse (Umbrella). 

Areas of specialism: business & organisational management; female sexualisation & objectification; violence against women & girls

(particularly passionate about supporting women & girls subjected to sexism, oppression, misogyny, sexual harassment, violence & abuse).

Length of time in the sector: over 4 years

If I could travel anywhere in the world tomorrow, I would travel to: Scotland or Amsterdam

At the moment, I am reading: Women Don't Owe You Pretty by Florence Given & Fix The System, Not The Women by Laura Bates

On a Sunday afternoon, I am most likely to be found: driving around in my little classic car, walking in the countryside or binge-watching my favourite Netflix series!

meet our team

the counsellors



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hello, i am a masters trained Integrative Arts Psychotherapist working with both adults and children. i have worked with survivors of sexual violence and abuse (and their supporters) since 2011. i am trained in nine therapeutic art forms including sand play, clay storytelling, puppetry, paints, drama, music, use of imagination, dance and bodywork. whilst you may find it useful to use the Arts, you may instead decide not to! as will all of my approaches, this will be your choice and decision to make at your own pace. 

i offer a non-judgemental, safe space for self-discovery and self-acceptance. i offer a place for empathetic exploration of feelings or past events that may be too scary or confusing to face alone. as well as talking therapy, i encourage the use of the Arts in sessions, which can be useful when words are too much or not enough.

i am an artist and dancer with three children. i also have an ongoing passion for neuroscience and i sometimes share elements of this to support a client’s journey; for example, how the brain reacts to trauma or evidence of how it can start to heal itself when using the Arts therapeutically.

Training (including training sessions attended), certifications & qualifications: MA Integrative Arts Psychotherapy | Diploma in Application of the Arts in Therapy | BA Art and Photography | Counselling certificate. Level 3 | Certificate CATT (children’s accelerated trauma treatment) | Parent and Infant Art Psychotherapy | Trauma informed practice 

Length of time offering counselling/therapeutic services: Qualified 2016, offering therapeutic services since 2011 | University Counsellor | Community Arts | Experience in NHS and Private Psychiatric Hospital| 10 yrs RSVP (adult survivors and CYP counsellor and group facilitator Supporters groups) | 3 yrs Gina

If I could travel anywhere in the world tomorrow, I would travel to: Edinburgh

On a Sunday afternoon, I am most likely to be found: with family.

the volunteers



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hello! my name’s Non & I joined GINA as a volunteer because I love GINA’s positive outlook and empowering message to individuals.


I’ll be helping to develop products and services to hopefully help & support some incredible people as they continue to flourish in life!


I’m currently in my second year at the University of Birmingham and I enjoy spending time with friends and family, as well as listening to music. I absolutely love watching Formula One, especially when McLaren are doing well. Attending a race in Monaco one day is definitely the dream!

our directors:

Lisa Thompson | founder & director
Anjella Darcy | director

Lisa Sharratt  | director


partners & clients

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