A warm welcome to my profile page. I'm Lucy Pickerill and I'm guessing you are researching this website because you have arrived at a place in your life where you feel stuck and are searching for a way to move forward?
During a serious illness more than 20 years ago, I had my first contact with the world of therapy, when I began to explore possible connections between psyical pain and emotional distress. This eventually led me, on my recovery, to train as a Psychotherapist and Counsellor.
As well as maintaining a private practice, I have worked in the NHS in Adult Mental Health for the last sixteen years, as a psychotherapist, counsellor, trainer, supervisor and group facilitator. In that time, I have gradually discovered that there are three main reasons why people seek therapy:
- Past or recent Trauma
- Present difficulties in personal relationships, work related issues, physical health issues
- A generalised, non-specific sense of meaninglessness, leading to low mood, low motivation and anxiety
If you are able to recognise yourself in any of the above, I may be able to help.
Life can be challenging and uncertain, and even when you want to change, it is not always easy to see a way forward. Sometimes it is necessary to look beyond friends and family to seek the help and support of a professional.
As a therapist, I offer a space where change can take place, new perspectives gained and fresh choices made. Although therapy requires dedication, committing to the process of making positive change carries empowering and life long benefits.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Counselling
MA in Counselling Studies
Certificate in Supervision
Certificate in Person Centred Art Therapy
EMDR levels 1,2 and 3 (2011)
16 years in adult mental health in the NHS as a psychotherapist, specialist counsellor, supervisor, group facilitator.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Work-related stress
£45 a session (Consessions as required)
£50 for couples.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Supervision & training
I have many years' experience in offering supervision to counsellors working in a variety of settings: primary care, colleges of further and higher education, bereavement, voluntary agencies, as well as in my NHS work.View supervision profile