Lucy Earle MBACP Senior Accredited Counsellor, Psychotherapist & Life Coach
Most people, at some stage or another in life, feel confused, anxious, depressed, isolated, stressed, or unable to cope
- You may find yourself stuck in negative patterns of behaviour, not knowing how to break free and move forward?
- You may know there's something wrong and would like to make a change but are unsure of where to start?
- You may have undertaken counselling before and prefer to look for a different counsellor or approach this time?
It is often useful to get someone's perspective on things who is objective, understanding and who will not judge you, someone who isn't a family member or close friend. To take the time and space to explore your feelings, to try to make sense of them in a way that you may not have done before; to help put the pieces of the jigsaw puzzle together.
I am warm, supportive, insightful and trustworthy. My greatest strength, as a Counsellor, is my ability to show sensitivity and compassion to people from a wide variety of backgrounds on a wide range of issues; no issue is too small. I am worldly-wise, having travelled extensively, and I lived and worked in all four corners of the U.S. for 14 years. I adopt a holistic approach which looks at the whole person and I encourage that person to tap into their own inner strength and resources.
I am a Registered/Senior Accredited MBACP Counsellor/Psychotherapist and have over 20 years of experience as a professional in the mental health field. I trained in the integrative/humanistic/psychodynamic approaches, including CBT, so I use and adapt a range of different approaches according to the issues my clients bring.
I have worked in a variety of settings including Healthcare (NHS, CAMHS), Education (15 years as a Counsellor in schools and colleges) and within large corporations. I am a Supervisor for the counsellors who work in schools for the Charity, Valley Trust.
Over the more than 20 years, I have worked with people who have brought a wide range of different problems. The following are examples of such issues:
- Relationship difficulties
- conflict resolution
- communication strategies
- stress management
- eating disorders
- anger management bullying,
- obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- work-related issues
- multicultural issues
- life balance
- social skills & assertiveness
- low self-confidence/self-esteem
- parental guidance
- young peoples issues'
- life coaching and personal growth and development.
About the way I work
In the initial session we will explore the issues and set goals. If, after the initial session, we decide we are comfortable working together, we will then work toward achieving those goals. I believe that you do not need to attend for longer than is necessary for you to achieve your goals. I work in an active, participatory style, using the Cognitive Behavioural approach when appropriate, and I guide clients in exploring their options/choices in life.
A large part of the process is helping my clients to achieve personal development & growth. Towards the end of the process, I do Life Coaching, for example, encouraging clients to look at their strengths, achievements and future goals. All my clients leave counselling feeling they have gained a greater sense of self-understanding/awareness and self-esteem. They are more effective communicators and more emotionally literate, generally. Their relationships become stronger as a result. Having clarified a way forward, they feel they can now take back control of their lives and move forward more confidently and happily.
Training, qualifications & experience
In 2002 I achieved BACP Accreditation. This means that the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists recognise I have achieved a high level of BACP training, best practice and counselling experience.
I keep my skills up to date with regular training and continued professional development. I hold a clear current Enhanced CRB check.
- MBACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist
- Post Grad Dip.Coun/Psych
- Dip.Integrative Couns/Psych
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
£55.00 per hour individual session
£75 per hour couple counselling
(Lower rates negotiable)
I am always willing to negotiate the fee and to take into account personal circumstances.
I am very flexible and offer daytime, evening, and also, week-end appointments for those who are unable to attend during the week.
For people who are unable to travel for various reasons, I offer telephone counselling and home visits.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available daytimes, evenings, weekends.
Please email me or call to make your first booking.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|