Hello, I'm Lucy, if you have found me you might be in need of finding a space to talk and be listened to.
I am an experienced and qualified psychotherapist and counsellor who can offer a private, confidential and non-judgemental space for you to explore and talk about your concerns and difficulties. Whatever is holding you back from living your life on your terms with meaning, peace and self-compassion is worth talking about: anxiety, depression, self-esteem, addictions, anger, chronic pain, breakdown of a relationship, grief, identity issues, phobias, or other life events.
I have an innate capacity to respond intuitively and authentically and work integratively, meaning I am able to creatively draw from a range of approaches to tailor the therapy to your individual needs.I will sit with you in a safe and impartial space and together we will find a way of working with kindness, curiosity, compassion and humour.
I have an easy, sensitive, approach and work very much in collaboration with you. I focus on your present difficulties against a background of your past, looking specifically at your early relationships and environments, helping you draw links to why the difficulties you are experiencing may have occurred.Sharing your story, your experiences, your thoughts and feelings with a skilled professional enables change, facilitates healing and enriches life with greater meaning and awareness. It is my privilege to both facilitate and bear witness to the process.
'I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.'Carl Jung
My background encompasses both private practice, work within the NHS and charity sectors, offering one-to-one psychotherapy to both adults and children aged 11 years and above. I continue to work with a diverse range of clients from many different backgrounds and cultures, with a wide range of presenting problems
Sessions are usually at the same time, and on the same day each week.
I offer Open-ended Psychotherapy where you and I work together to understand you at a greater depth, and over time.
I also offer Time Limited Therapy which is typically 12 to 24 sessions, where you and I might try and focus on one particular issue that you are having difficulty with.
How to begin
Please feel free to send me a brief message. All communication is strictly private and confidential.
Once you have made contact (and you and I have had an initial conversation), I recommend an initial consultation.
This session gives us a chance to meet and consider working together, and to explore whether therapy feels like the right route for you.