Lucy Gatland BSc Hons Integrative Counselling MBACP (Accredited Member)
The West Street Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre
11 West Street
I would like to say I'm real. Rather than hide behind any masks or pretences, I feel it's important to be as authentic and open as I can, in order to help you understand your difficulties.
I pride myself by my non-intrusive, warm and open manner and also in building a trusting relationship - whereby you can freely explore thoughts, feelings, life events and relationships. I will encourage the exploration of feelings, whether grief, fear and confusion or strength, power and love.
Counselling can be a challenging process and not always the easiest; simultaneously coming to terms with parts of your life or all of yourself. Therefore, I like to create an environment whereby issues can be explored in a safe, caring, non-judgemental and confidential space, thus potentially leading to endless possibilities. It can be a liberating experience.
Having undergone extensive training and a personal journey of therapy and self-discovery myself, I have great empathy for individuals who have the courage to face themselves. It can be tough being human but with greater understanding, empathy and exploration, we can, live a more authentic, enriched life.
Alongside my private practice, I had been working for 8 years with a large organisation in Hampshire, offering face to face counselling for a wide variety of issues. This provided me with a vast experience and I feel well placed to help clients face their struggles.
Some Key Areas of My Expertise:
* - Depression
* - Anxiety
* - Relationships
* - Loss/Bereavement
* - Alcohol/Drugs
* - Addiction
* - Stress at Home/Work
* - Couples Counselling
I work with both short and long term clients. Offering either face to face, online or telephone counselling. The initial session, gives us both an opportunity to meet, to discuss your needs further and whether I am able to help you. It also provides you with an idea of whether you can work with my style of counselling. We can set a number of sessions or decide to keep them open. The decision is entirely yours and we can discuss these at anytime.
I work to the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) code of ethics and a full accredited and registered member of BACP.
I have a full and current CRB (DBS) check.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (Hons) Integrative Counselling (Person Centred/Psychodynamic/Existential)
10 years post qualifying experience, in a wide range of many issues.
Further training and CPD in :
Mindfulness for Stress Reduction
Psychological First Aid
Mindfulness and Meditation
Bereavement and loss
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Extensive experience with Depression/Anxiety. Social Phobias/Panic Attacks.
Relationship issues - Divorce, Seperation, whether a couple or individual.
Self Esteem/Low confidence.
Addictions - Drugs, Alcohol, Gambling And Sex.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Humanistic therapies
Individuals - £50.00 - for 50 minute session.
Couples - £65.00 - for 60 minute session.
Concessions for low income - please ask.
The initial session, gives us both an opportunity to meet, to discuss your needs further and whether I am able to help you. It also provides you with an idea of whether you can work with my style of counselling. We can set a number of sessions or decide to keep them open. The decision is entirely yours and we can discuss these at anytime.
Fully Insured Practitioner
Full Accredited member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their code of ethics.
Full CRB (DBS) Checked
Working in private practice from confidential and comfortable consulting rooms in the heart of Fareham town centre. PO16 0BG. Easy access for car, bus and railway. NCP car parking nearby.
Or I can offer a more discreet and rural location in the Meon Valley. SO32. Free parking. Bus routes to and from Fareham/Southampton.
****Over 10 years of experience, well versed in many issues****
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Friday daytime with some evening appointments.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|