Lucy Appleby - MBACP Registered
Available to listen and to help, at short notice if necessary, when life becomes overwhelming.
Most of us have challenges thrown at us at some point in our lives, and that is often the moment we choose to look more closely at how we could make our lives better in some way.
I believe that happiness doesn't always come naturally to people - but that there are many ways in which many of us can learn to have more satisfying lives.
Whatever your circumstances, your life can usually be improved, by looking at the things that don't work for you, and attempting to change them - in a one-to-one setting.
I am a humanistic psychotherapist, and draw on a variety of different therapeutic approaches, and I'm equally happy to work on short-term issues or enter into long term therapy with a client.
I have several grown-up children, so I understand the pressures of bringing up children, and I am also divorced so have experienced life as a one-parent family.
I worked for many years as a funeral celebrant, and am happy to work with newly bereaved people or people who are close to death.
I have experiencing of worked with groups and individuals from hugely diverse backgrounds.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered Member of the BACP
Trained at Spectrum, whose training is part of the UKCP.
British Humanist Association Funeral Celebrant training.
Voluntary placements -
National Association of the Childless - for issues around infertility
The National Childbirth Trust
Home Start - working with families with children under 5 experiencing difficulties.
Bereft Bereavement Service - working with the recently bereaved
Robert Holden's 'The Happiness Project' - how to integrate more happiness into your life.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Preparation for death.
Dealing with dementia
My fees are: Monday - Friday 8am-7pm: £55 for a one hour session
Saturday: 9am-12pm: £55 for a one hour session
Concessions are available - please contact me to discuss.
Available to see people in Grove Park, Chiswick.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Good French. Some Japanese.|
Monday - Friday 8am-7pm Saturday by arrangement
Types of client