Lucy Clarkson

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Pluralistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling & Coaching
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Warwick CV35 & Southam CV47
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About me

Hi my name is Lucy and I offer psychotherapeutic counselling, intuitive life coaching and psychoeducation.

I follow a pluralistic approach which is collaborative, drawing on different therapeutic perspectives, but is deeply rooted in humanistic and person-centred values. My fundamental premise is that each person is unique, and therefore may need different things from therapy with me. Therefore, I continue to learn new approaches to meet the diverse needs of human neurocognitive capabilities & experiences.

In essence I help people understand their thoughts, feelings, emotions and behaviour patterns within the context of their life experience. My approach is holistic (mind, body & spirit) and I strive to understand what happens for you, not what is wrong with you.

I integrate a number of therapeutic approaches & education into my work and am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). My practice is rooted in Humanistic values, and so I focus away from pathological, deficit based perspectives, to a more strength based approach. 

As a highly sensitive person, it is my hope to offer a safe therapeutic space for holistic self expression & exploration. I will walk alongside you as you journey your experiences, uncover ways in which you may have compromised or adapted from your true self.  I provide a safe space for you to slow down, pause a little and look a little deeper within. In this slowing down and deep reflection we can understand what’s happened, make sense of everything and reach a level of clarity that can be transformational. Sharing our deeper experiences with another human, being witnessed without judgment, processing blocked emotion and expressing our felt sense can be profoundly healing and often life changing. 

You may be feeling anxiety or sadness in your daily life; complications in your relationships; or are worrying about something that happened in the past that has left you feeling sad and stuck. Perhaps you’re exploring your identity, a spiritual awakening or maybe you have experienced a life-changing event like a loss, a divorce, a betrayal, an illness, stress, a family conflict or work related incident. 

I also offer a unique perspective and holding space for those exploring  Identity & Neurodivergence including: ADHD, Autism Spectrum, Dyslexia, Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) and LGBTQIA. 

Where do I work?

I work face to face from a mindful relaxation room in a renovated barn in Warwickshire which is very peaceful. I also work online, enabling me to reach people further afield. 

I am also able to offer ‘walk + talk’ sessions at a beautiful 'ferme ornée' (ornamental farm) and lake not far from my therapy room, for those seeking a deeper connection with the natural world. 

I have been working privately for over 4 years and previously with students and staff at a renowned Independent School in Warwickshire and at various charities providing psycho-education, wellbeing support and psychotherapeutic counselling to adults & parents. 

How do I work to support your growth:

My core training is in Child Psychology; Attachment Theory; Humanistic Counselling & Psychotherapy; Intuitive Coaching; Meditation; Transformational Coaching and somatic focusing to provide greater introspection, deeper self awareness and a holistic approaches to mental health and wellbeing. 

I believe we all have great wisdom that lies deep within and I encourage the people I work with to quieten the mind, to check in & access a deeper knowing; to develop a greater connection to their authentic self, leading to greater, long-term fulfilment + purpose.

As each Human experience is unique, I will adapt my way of working to suit the needs of my clients and am informed by:

🌱 Person Centered relational Counselling & Psychotherapy

🌱Attachment Theory & Child Psychology

🌱 Mindfulness based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MCBT)

🌱 Psychodynamic + Jungian theory + practices

🌱 Mindfulness based practices including compassion meditation for emotional regulation

🌱 Trauma informed; Polyvagal Theory 

🌱  Menstrual Health Awareness 

🌱 Embodied somatic focusing (restorative yoga and yin yoga practice)

🌱 Animism & Shamanic journey practice

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Qualifications:

  • 2024 (Ongoing) - IPHM Animism & Shamanic Journeying practice - Year 1 (Samara Lewis BA; MA, Rewilding the Soul).
  • 2023 - CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Autism (Inc. Co-occuring Neurodivergent conditions) (Leicester College) 
  • 2022- Certificate in Experiential Psychodynamic therapy with Embodied + Creative practices (Bedfordshire Centre for Therapeutic Studies)
  • 2022 - Level 5 IAPC&M Coaching Diploma in Transformation, Heart based/Meditation practices (Dr Liz Sparkes/ IAPC&M)
  • 2021 - Certificate in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT-L) (Oxford University Mindfulness Centre)
  • 2020 - Essentials of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) - (Beck Institute)
  • FdSc Degree in Person Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy - inc. Minded Counselling for children & young people (Warwickshire College University Centre) 
  • Level 2 Counselling Skills (Warwick University)
  • Level 4 Investigating Psychology (Open University)
  • Level 4 Childhood Studies and Child Psychology (Open University)

Continuous Professional Development workshops:

  • Mastering the Treatment of Trauma: Advanced Approaches to the Underlying Causes and Conditions That Block Healing  (NICAMB; 2023).
  • Working with Transgender (2023)
  • Unmasking ADHD: Addressing Impasses, the Natural Child (2023)
  • Neurodivergence and Trauma: How Being an Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) is Similar and Different (2023)
  • Moon Study: Moon phases, cycles, and energies for manifestation + healing (Dr Liz Sparkes; 2022)
  • Eckhart Tolle Conscious Manifestation Program (Eckhart Tolle Foundation; 2022)
  • Integrating Coaching into Counselling practice (BACP; 2022)
  • Advanced Master Program on the Treatment of Trauma –Polyvagal Theory; Sensorimotor Somatic Psychotherapy; & Internal Family Systems (IFS). (NICAMB; 2022) 
  • Autism and Neurodiversity: An insiders perspective on what to know & how to support us (Existential Academy; 2022)
  • Eckhart Tolle School of Conscious Awakening Program  (Eckhart Tolle Foundation; 2021)
  • Embodiment Practices for Anxiety and Trauma Recovery (The Bedfordshire Centre for Therapeutic Studies)
  • Working with Coaching + the Natural World (Eco Anxiety workshop)
  • Working with Boarding School Survivors Workshop 
  • Domestic Abuse Awareness Training 
  • How to do Counselling online: A COVID-19 Primer (BACP; Open University)

I have a particular interest in working with the following:

  • Emotional dysregulation + anxiety 
  • Extreme independence
  • Neurodiversity (Autism; ADHD; Asperger's)
  • Relationships; Divorce/separation; blended families; single parenting
  • Consciousness/Spiritual awakening.
  • Menstrual Health
  • Privileged abandonment & boarding school survivors

Experience:

I have formative experience working in the corporate world, for a number of large organisations and have also run my own business. This experience has given me a deeper understanding of work related issues and business professionals.  

I am a Mother and have experience & understanding of raising both my own biological children, step children, and blended family dynamics. I have worked clinically with young people within a school setting for many years. I am also well placed to support parents juggling the demands of professional careers & family life. 

I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy). I hold a enhanced DBS and personal indemnity insurance.

Member organisations

BACP
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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Fees

£70.00 per session
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Connecting with the right therapist is really important for you & for me, which is why I offer a free 20 minute telephone/zoom connection call.

I work online, outdoors or from a mindful relaxation room in a serene location.

Sessions are 50 minutes.

Please state your preferred way of working (in person, online etc.) + your ideal session time in the online form when you email me.

* Concessionary rates considered for low income + trainees.

When I work

Please note I offer daytime appointments only. 

Further information

Testimonials

"Lucy is so easy to talk to, she listens and is non-judgemental; but beyond that she is warm, assimilates what you say intelligently and asks pertinent questions to enable you to consider what is right for you. There are no time pressures, conversations are centred around you, your thoughts, feelings and emotions, until the answers emerge. Lucy has great knowledge around her subject too and has mentioned books that I may like to read which have proved so enlightening. I feel honoured and blessed that Lucy agreed to work with me, to walk beside me, metaphorically hold my hand and help me find my way."

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"My journey with Lucy has been life changing. I accessed support at a turning point in my life and I am so incredibly glad that I did. Lucy challenged and supported me in equal measure. Her challenge was to encourage me to address, go through and understand painful experiences so that I could genuinely deal with them and then let go of them. Her support was to help me get through the painful bits and understand that I could do it. She brilliantly weaved in some theory into our sessions to provide a framework, and a conscious understanding of what I was going through. This helped provide context and also helped me understand the appropriateness of my feelings."

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"I can't speak highly enough for Lucy's sessions. The knowledge and skill set Lucy holds is second to none. She is the most professional, caring, considerate natured person I've ever met and perfect for her role as a Therapist and because of this Lucy is very easy to talk with and open up to. Due to Lucy's nature, I found sessions very relaxed and we quickly found clarity from within to the answers needed for the relationship issues I'd been having, that I had no idea were suppressed until Lucy helped me unlock these from deep within at a pace that suited me."

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"I will always be eternally grateful to Lucy for all she has done and continues to do for me.

By way of background I have and continue to have a successful professional career and for many years suppressed the cost of this to my mental well-being and the cost to my humanity and relationships with those closest to me. What appeared to the outside world to be a wonderful life was in reality far from this.

I came to Lucy in a very dark place, at a very dark time and in immense trauma which I didn’t really understand. To Lucys great credit this now feels like a lifetime ago and a different person and whilst challenges remain I now enjoy a level of inner peace and strength i never knew existed previously. My own journey with Lucy is ongoing with many further challenges ahead but through our work I feel I both have the support and understanding to tackle this in ways I never previously enjoyed.

Lucy’s warmth and humanity combined with her undoubted technical prowess has allowed me to properly discover my true self and emerge from a long and difficult darkness I didn’t at first even recognise and thought ‘normal’. She has enabled me to for the first time in my life to truly understand and question myself and to properly understand and ultimately heal some very painful wounds from the past and address those in the present with new found true confidence and belief

Lucy is not afraid to challenge and push me. She asks questions and raises challenges that even my closest friends and family would never venture to do. But she is only able to do this because of the trust that we have built and always does so with incredible emotional intelligence and empathy and always brings to bear her own experiences and feelings in a way that many therapists would fear to do.

Lucy is a first class therapist and an amazing Human and if you are prepared to put in the reciprocal effort and to take on the challenges she raises you will ultimately in my opinion and experience, find your life a lot more fulfilled as a result of the time you spend with her."

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I found Lucy at a time when I needed help the most. I am an over-thinker and I suffer from anxiety and her presence came as the brightest light to shine on my journey through life.

Since our paths crossed, and I am beyond thankful they did, she has helped me understand my feelings, my traumatic experiences and guided me in order to cope with the difficulties of being a daughter, a wife, a parent, a business woman…a human being in today’s world.h

With her strength as a professional and as a woman, her knowledge, kindness and empowering spirit she has listened, she has grounded me, she has opened my eyes and has taught me strategies to better deal with my thoughts and feelings. She has made it possibile for me to believe I could. I can. I am and will for ever be grateful to her."

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"Lucy has helped me discover, feel, and accept my transgender identity. This is something that took a long time to not feel ashamed about and Lucy helped me get there independently by providing me a nurturing and kind space to be vulnerable in. She shared that this was a new challenge for her, but I am so glad that she stayed with it at the time as I really have benefitted from over two years of therapy unpicking my traumatic past from this identity and feeling more whole. Lucy brings a huge range of skills to therapy, drawing upon lots of varied fields of thought and practice, from abandonment issues to spiritual practice. I found the combination of this and many other therapeutic approaches so beneficial for understanding the complexity of my feelings, both past and present. She has been so supportive and has provided really good practical advise for self-care and communication with my family, taking on more of a coaching role at times. She is also super aware and pro-active in thinking about your holistic needs, suggesting when we might not need to see each other as often or when I might benefit from more specific therapy for gender transitioning. She has made me feel very safe and helped me feel and love my identity and gender. I will be forever grateful and could not recommend her highly enough.'l"

Lucy Clarkson is also registered with Life Coach Directory.

Wellesbourne, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV35

Fenny Compton, Southam, Warwickshire, CV47

Type of session

In person
Online
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Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples

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Lucy Clarkson
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