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 isnt 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 have 18 years experience. I work integratively, incorporating a range of different approaches and I use and adapt these approaches according to the issues my clients bring. Over the 18 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, anxiety, stress management, depression, addictions, bereavement, eating disorders, abuse, anger management, bullying, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), phobias, trauma, work related issues, multicultural issues, life balance, social skills & assertiveness, low self-confidence/self-esteem, sexuality, parental guidance, young peoples issues', life coaching and personal growth and development.
Although I do not specialize in any one area, I do have a particular interest and expertise in relationship counselling.
I have also worked, part time, for Surrey County Council Youth Service for the past 12 years. I help and support young people and their families from disadvantaged and chaotic backgrounds with their very complex problems.
About the way I work
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.
Towards the end of the process, I do some 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.
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
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Work-related stress
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
£55.00 per hour session
(Lower rate 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.
Telephone Counselling/Home Visits also available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|