Lucy Smart, Counselling and Psychotherapy, MBACP, UKCP
I am a psychotherapeutic counsellor working in Lower Clapton, Hackney, E5. I am BACP and UKCP registered, and in regular supervision.
My approach is founded on the principle that each of us has inherent potential to live a rich and fulfilling life. Life circumstances, ways of thinking and behaving, buried feelings, and ensuing symptoms such as depression and anxiety can result in a constricted view of ourselves, others and the world.
The process of getting to know ourselves and how we relate to others engenders meaning and choice and can bring about a renewed sense of purpose, vitality and connection to life, and more satisfying relationships. This is what I will work towards with you.
Perhaps you feel stuck in cycles of compulsive or sabotaging behaviour. Perhaps you feel misunderstood or that there is something wrong with you. It can be hard to believe that things could be different.
I also work with what you want from life. Exploring your values and what matters to you can bring confidence and growth.
I work with dreams, and also writing, art and other forms of self-expression.
The initial session will be a chance to talk about what you're looking to get out of therapy, and whether it feels right to work together.
I welcome any questions you may have.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and qualifications:
- MBACP registered member
- UKCP registered member
- Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Psychotherapeutic Counselling
- Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling
Continued Professional Development (CPD):
- ISTDP (Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy)
- Somatic Experiencing
- Early Relational Trauma
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Relationship issues
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also work with feelings of:
- medically unexplained physical symptoms
£50 per hour's session. Sessions are weekly.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I currently only have daytime availability Monday-Friday