'Sustenance for the Soul' is a psychotherapy service that is focused on the spiritual aspects of the individual. By spritual I mean the 'non-physical' - even the most materialist of personalities has a set of beliefs about themselves, the world and others; has a meaning that they give to life; has a purpose which gets them out of bed each day. At times we can lose our way and our faith. It can be extremely troubling to find that you are questioning a belief system that you feel is no longer supporting you, particularly if you have grown up within this belief system.
If you feel stuck I can meet you in your troubles by working to understand your unique view of the world, the universe and your place in it, whatever your particular belief system or practices. I have had the privilege of working with individuals from a wide range of spiritual traditions and belief systems including; Christian (Baptist, Anglican, Methodist), Catholic, Muslim, Jewish, Jehovah's Witness, Sufi, Budhist and Pagan. My aim is to facilitate your own journey through spiritual unfoldment; I do not coerce you into any particular direction, nor do I challenge your personal set of beliefs. With you I honour and respect the sacred unfolding of life's journey, however that manifests for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked as a spiritual consultant and energy medicine practitioner since 1992. I trained in hypnotherapy in 2005 and began my training as a psychotherapist at this time. I have studied to masters level in transpersonal psychotherapy; my dissertation explored the spiritual aspects of the 'voice hearing' phenomenon.
I have worked in private practice since 2007, and also within NHS and private mental health care services. In 2010 I set up the ASC clinic a service supporting young people and their families.
I have also trained in intervention for prevention of sexual offending for potential offenders and their families.
Personally I am interested in the cutting edge of 'consciousness' science and in my private practice I work with those that wish to develop their consciousness and spiritual aspects.
My work is based on the following model of human 'being' through five areas of experience: physiological, psychological, behavioural, emotional and spiritual.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Preventative intervention for sexual offenders and their families.
Monday 8am - 9pm, Tuesday 8am - 9pm, Thursday 8am - 9pm
Lucinda Lidstone is qualified to work in most areas of psychological issues as listed below; however 'Sustenance for the Soul' is focused on spirituality, belief systems, unusual experiences (voice hearing, visions etc) and spirituality.