Lucy White, BSc (Hons), Fdsc Person-Centred Counselling, MBACP
01424 732335 / 07511 835854
My Name is Lucy and I run Little Lodge counselling which is a confidential, safe, welcoming space in which you are free to be yourself and talk at your pace. There are no expectations or judgements, just room for you to be you - your space.
It can evoke a variety of feelings in a person when seeking help from another. I understand this and understand the strength it has taken you to make this first step in exploring other ways and meeting me a; ‘new person’ to help aid with problems that you may be experiencing. A common question is “how can this person help me?” Well I can offer an environment that is built on acceptance, I am here to help you share your problems, look at them, take them apart and put them back together in a way that is more comfortable for you. Hopefully you will move forward with empowerment and control in your life without these problems weighing and bringing you down. I will be a companion on this journey sharing these moments and reassuring you that you are not on your own. Another question that can arise when seeking help is “how can I trust this person?” our sessions will be confidential and I am not here to pass judgment on you I am here to offer you support and acceptance. My approach is very much about our relationship, the trust that will hopefully enable you to become more comfortable in expressing your needs. The key is that you feel safe, we will be equal partners in this journey.
My mission as a person-centred counsellor is to enable you as the client to feel empowered and comfortable within your own skin.
Person-centred counsellors will aim to provide an environment based on the therapeutic conditions of:
- Empathy (towards the client)
- Unconditional Positive Regard (non-judgemental acceptance of the client)
- Congruence (genuineness in communication with the client)
This environment can facilitate an atmosphere of acceptance, leading to the potential of the client finding acceptance for themselves.
Training, qualifications & experience
I started my training in 2012 at Sussex Downs College Eastbourne, with level 1, this really opened my eyes and I felt I had found my profession of choice, I moved onto the level 2 and from there onto the Foundation Degree in Science (FDsc) in person-centred counselling and recently in 2015-2016 I completed the Honors Degree, Bachelor of Science (BSc Hons) in person-centred counselling. I am dedicated to my own professional development and therefore I continue to attend courses/training days to help build my understanding and develop my practise further.
Previously I have volunteered at Counselling plus, Cruse East Sussex, St Wilfred's Hospice, Action For Change and now I am working in private practice. Individuals express themselves differently so I offer experiential ways of working with my clients, such as; drawing, writing, poetry, or face to face talking, so if you feel that you would like to try different ways of communicating please let me know. Little Lodge is your space to explore you, and how you like to express yourself, there are no expectations just space to be you.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
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Little Lodge offers the first counselling session (60mins) at a reduced rate of £25, which enables you to see if I am the right counsellor for you and if you are comfortable working with me. After this initial session all sessions are charged at the usual price of £35 per hour for individuals and £55 for couples. (Payment plans are available, depending on your circumstances, for regular clients to help spread the cost of ongoing sessions). I also give concessions for students on a counselling course.
There is no set amount of sessions, leaving the control to you as the client to decide the number of sessions you would like, this can be weekly or fortnightly, which again is your choice. At the end of each session you will be invited to book in for your next session if you wish.
Available times are Monday-Friday 9.30am to 8.00pm and weekends 11.30am to 5.00pm. (subject to availability)
Cash, cheque or bank transfer's are accepted on the day of the session and receipts are given on request.
Card payments/contactless payments are now also accepted via paypal here devise (charged at 2.75%)
I am a Reiki healer that has achieved my 1st and 2nd degree
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday-Friday 9.30am to 8.00pm and weekends 11.30am to 5.00pm. (subject to availability)
Types of client