Joy Lacy MBACP (reg), BA(Hons)Counselling
About Counselling: We all feel anxious or sad at times, but when these feelings seem to take over our life, it can have a big impact on our well-being and happiness making us feel unvalued and helpless. It can be hard to connect with our thoughts and feelings making it hard to connect with people at home, at work and in our social life. We can lose our sense of who we are and where we are going in life.
By working together, we can explore some of these feelings with the aim of bringing about change through greater awareness of yourself.
The Counselling Relationship: Building a confidential, respectful and non judgmental relationship is key to our work. We work at your pace so you can find your own way forward with the things that matter to you.
How it works: By talking about things that don't make sense, or that make you sad, afraid or angry and exploring these feelings, some of which you may not be fully aware of, you can identify and express them, and understand a bit more about what you are experiencing.
Knowing yourself better can lead to increased confidence and control over your life. It can build resilience to manage difficult situations and enable you to make the decisions that are important and right for you.
Testimonials: One client told me, 'I had been sleeping for years and now I'm waking up,'(LT) and another, 'I got the tools I need to manage my depression.' (LB) Others have said that being able to talk to someone they didn't know made so much difference to them.
I look forward to meeting you and working together.
Training, qualifications & experience
My Qualifications: I trained and qualified at The Metanoia Institute, gaining a BA (Hons) and a diploma in person centred counselling. I am a registered member of the BACP, British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and work within their ethical framework.
I also have a BA(Hons) Open degree which included psychology, sociology and child development.
My Previous Life: I worked for many years in a school supporting children with additional learning needs, and their families. I also worked there as an early years practitioner and facilitated positive parenting groups.
Now: As well as my private practice, I volunteer for a local bereavement agency. Here, many issues are explored, such as loss, relationships, self-worth, depression, anxiety and change. I also have experience of working with clients with other issues such as self harm, miscarriage and fertility and parenting.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Parenting and family relationships
£50 per session, concessions may be available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Parking close by at W13, free for most of the day. Nearest tube is Northfield on the Piccadilly Line. Nearest tube is South Ealing, 3 minutes walk at W5. Paid parking nearby.
Week days including early mornings and evenings. Some weekend slots available.
Types of client