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MBACP Registered, PGDip Humanistic Counselling

About me

My name is Lucy, and I'm a qualified and experienced Humanistic counsellor.

Whatever difficulties in your life have brought you to this page, I understand that sometimes life can be challenging, and at such times it can be hard to work things out alone.

If you're struggling with your experiences or emotions, and feeling unable to cope, talking to a professional counsellor can really help you. As a recent client of mine expressed:

"I am so thankful to you for being someone I could express myself freely to, often telling you things I had never said to anyone else. I came away from every session feeling positive and as if a weight had been lifted. I realised so much about myself as a person. The whole experience has changed my life and I will be forever grateful for what it has done for me."

How can I help?

I can you offer you a safe, comfortable and welcoming space to freely discuss and explore things that you may not feel able to do with family and friends.

Perhaps your life taken a turn or direction you are not happy with, or you might have tough choices to make. Maybe you can’t quite put your finger on why you feel unhappy or dissatisfied, but you know that something’s not right.

With support and at your pace we will explore your experiences, worries and emotions, enabling you to move your life forward.

The benefits of counselling vary from person to person, but you may find:

  • You gain a new clarity or self-understanding
  • A growth in your self esteem
  • You are able to process painful experiences or emotions
  • Feelings of being stuck finally begin to shift

Am I the right counsellor for you?

As a Humanistic counsellor, I believe that we all have the capacity for growth, healing and change within us – so my aim will be to help you find your own path. Together we will make sense of your experience, thoughts and emotions, and gently explore different perspectives and possibilities.

Our work together will therefore be collaborative – I will be there alongside you as we move your life in a direction that is right for you.

My experience is broad, but I have particular interests in relationships, postnatal issues and motherhood, self esteem and issues surrounding eating and food. However whatever your own personal and unique struggle, I am ready to listen and talk about it with you.

Free introduction session

Understandably, you may want to meet a few different counsellors before choosing one that you feel at ease with. That’s why I offer a free consultation for us to meet and establish whether we will work well together – you can ask any questions and get a sense of who I am.

If you’re not sure, or if you have questions you’d like to ask before arranging a consultation, then please just give me a call to ask.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified and experienced counsellor, holding a Postgraduate Diploma in Humanistic Therapeutic Counselling from Brighton University.

I have experience working with a wide range of issues, and these include:

  • Self esteem
  • Postnatal issues
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Issues with eating and food
  • Separation and divorce
  • Self-harm
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Anger management

Whatever your own personal and unique struggle, I am ready to listen and talk about it with you. Feel free to contact me and ask whether your particular experiences are something I can help you with.

I am a registered member of the BACP and adhere to their code of ethics.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Additional information

£55 per session
I may be able to offer a reduced rate if your circumstances mean you cannot afford the full fee - please just speak to me about this.

I offer a free introductory session. This is an opportunity for us to meet and for you to ask any questions you might have.

When I work

Daytime and evening sessions available

The Wilbury Clinic, Wilbury Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 3PY

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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