Zoe Lambe MA HCPC MBACP
With many years experience working to help others meet their potential, I am committed to working inclusively with individuals of all ages, genders, cultures, ethnicities, sexualities and abilities.
I offer long-term psychotherapy and short-term, solution focused counselling.
I also offer coaching/mentoring for people struggling with the strain of a demanding career, or for those looking to change direction in their lives.
I practice Integrative Psychotherapy, a multi-model approach, combining various schools of thought, including humanistic, psychodynamic, and relational approaches.
I accept my clients for who they are and I believe people have the innate ability to heal themselves. I do not offer to ‘fix’ my clients, but instead, encourage them towards self-healing. I am holistic in my approach, laying equal importance to all aspects of the individual: cognitive, physical, social, biological, and economical. I help clients explore their patterns of relating and areas of their lives that may feel inhibited or stuck. I value the relationship between the client and therapist - Prioritising the quality of the therapeutic relationship is central to my practice
Furthermore, I pay attention to relational dynamics between my clients and I to find clues to the ways they relate to their significant others. I listen to my intuition, so that I may gain insight into the ways my clients might experience the world.
I apply my knowledge of neuroscience and attachment theory to help shine a light on how my clients’ early life experiences have shaped the development of their patterns of relating to others, their emotional wellbeing and the ways in which their physicality may have been affected.
I put great value in the importance of the imagination in unlocking experiences and feelings that appear to be out of our grasp. I believe using creativity as a tool to support talking therapy can help to deepen the experience. I am also aware of the powerful and unexpected feelings and emotional memories that can surface and I ensure art experiments are set to a pace that is not too overwhelming.
I work using various mediums, such as paint, pastels, pencils, charcoal, clay, found objects, postcards, sand tray, puppets, movement, music and voice. Experience in art making is not a requirement for this kind of work.
Training, qualifications & experience
Originally from Ireland and from a background in art and design, I have lived in many different parts of the world and so have had the opportunity to have experienced a variety of cultures. This includes spending almost 10 years in Northern Thailand where I co-founded an arts charity working with refugees and migrant workers escaping the Burmese military regime.
In the UK I have experience working in the NHS with individuals with acute mental illness; In the charity sector with women surviving domestic violence and sexual abuse; In community counselling services; and care management for people with brain injuries and neurological conditions.
I hold a M.A. in integrative Arts Psychotherapy and an Advanced Diploma in the Therapeutic and Educational Application of the Arts.
I am also a Level 2 Accelerated Trauma Treatment practitioner. This is a cognitive therapeutic treatment for PTSD that uses arts based techniques, to help children and adults process traumatic memories in a way that is comfortable for them.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Physical abuse
I offer an initial 20-minute phone consultation free of charge. This should give you the opportunity to see if I am the right therapist for you.
Individual counselling and psychotherapy sessions cost £55 - £75 (depending on circumstances) for 50 minutes.
The first session may be longer and the price may change to reflect this. I will always discuss this with you before starting.
What happens in your first session?
The first session is an opportunity for you to find out whether the therapy I offer is right for you. It is a chance for you and I to get to know each other and find out whether we can work together effectively. You should feel comfortable, confident and motivated working with me. You can ask any questions about the therapeutic process or discuss any concerns. will ask you what brings you to therapy at this time of your life and what you would like to achieve. I may want to find out about your background, things that are going well in your life and what you struggle with.
There is no obligation to commit to therapy in the first session.
What happens after?
Should you feel the first session went well and you would like to continue your therapy, a second session will be agreed on. You will choose a day and a time which will become your regular appointment. In the second session we will sign a therapeutic contract with confidentiality, payment, cancellation policies detailed. Our work together will commence.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer evening and weekend sessions
Types of client