About me

I have over 20 years experience and have been senior accredited since 2008
I work with individuals and couples and also with groups (counselling, mediation, supervision and bespoke training)

I am experienced in remote working, using video, phone and email depending on need and preferences for the client

Maidenbower location
Free parking available,

Individual Counselling Support for a very wide range of issues ranging from Anger, Anxiety, Bereavement, Stress  and Relationship issues etc
Work Related Issues and Work - Life Balance.

Relationship Counselling Support.

Working on-site supporting employees following a trauma or any other incident affecting the employee’s emotional wellbeing (and therefore their ability to be productive or otherwise)

Training and facilitation – onsite or in neutral premises (topics can usefully include such things as Managing Stress; Assertiveness Skills; Bullying in the workplace – how to deal with the effects effectively; Developing and maintaining resilience to setbacks – and many more

I initially qualified in 1993 after a 3 yr diploma in solution focused counselling (which has a person centred base).
I was initially with a voluntary agency in Harlow, Essex, which dealt with a wide range of issues. Since then I have worked in a GP practice (Bishops Stortford, Herts), an alcohol agency (Ware, Herts), and a crisis pregnancy centre (which included training and supervising counsellors throughout the UK). I have also delivered training at levels 1 & 2 (50 & 250hrs contact time) in different locations in the UK and Africa.
Currently I have a private practice in Crawley, W Sussex, and offer face to face, telephone and email counselling, supervision and training. I also work in a national EAP service, managing all aspects of cases and providing stand alone counselling.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma: Institute of Counselling: Clinical & Pastoral Counselling
Certificate in e-counselling from OCST (2015)
CBT via the telephone
The Art of Focusing (the Felt Sense body connections)
CBT & Depression
Addiction to Alcohol
Trauma & Recovery
Critical Incident Support (individuals & groups)
Motivational Interviewing
Couples Counselling
Counselling needs of children & young people
Child Abuse: making systems safer
Systemics Couples Counselling
Counselling Children
City & Guilds 7307 (Stage 1) Further & Adult Ed. Teachers
Interpersonal Skills
Counsellor Supervision (Levels 1 & 2)
Cambridge Body Psychology Centre - Therapists self care
Countertransference (10 lectures)
Clinical Assessment (1 & 2)
Computer records
Training for the Trainers

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Psychological first aid


Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Face to face:
Counselling: £40 (Individuals) £70 (Couples)

Supervision: £75 for 90 min (Possible reduction for trainees dependant on circumstances)
Groups by arrangement

Training: depending on topic / numbers etc Please feel free to enquire


Monday Tuesday and Thursday after 5pm Wednesday and Friday Mornings

Further information


COUNSELLING aims to help you EXPLORE your circumstances, UNDERSTAND your feelings, thoughts & behaviour, and so be better able to DECIDE what you want to do.

COUNSELLING aims to SUPPORT you as you begin to come to terms with the unchangeable, make decisions about things you can (and want to) change, and begin to put them into practice.

Perhaps you are feeling Flat? Tearful? Anxious?...
Perhaps you dont know why?
Perhaps you are only too aware of the reason!
Some of the aims of counselling are to help you:
Make a choice; Make a change Or Sort out confusion


Whatever your particular situation you will receive Individual Consideration and Respect, Space and Time to think through what you find important, and unconditional positive regard as we work together on the things you may want to bring.


This session contains a time of information giving. I can give you information about how I work,
What confidentiality is etc.

I can attempt to answer any questions you may have about what counselling is;

How it may help you, how long it may take etc.
You can give me an idea of what is going on for you, and what has brought you to counselling at this time.
And so we begin ...............

Lucas Close
West Sussex
RH10 7EY

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

Supervision available.

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