Lucy Crean - MBACP Registered, PGDip Humanistic Counselling
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.
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
- Relationship issues
- Bereavement and loss
- Issues with eating and food
- Separation and divorce
- Anger management
Though I work with a range of issues, I have a lot of experience helping women struggling with issues surrounding motherhood. This could be postnatal depression and anxiety, or it may women who have found the transition to motherhood challenging, and perhaps are experiencing difficult and confusing feelings.
However, 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.
As well as offering private sessions, I also practise at a community-based organisation that offers affordable counselling for anxiety, depression and stress, among many other issues.
I am a registered member of the BACP and adhere to their code of ethics.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£45 per session
I may be able to offer a reduced rate fee – please just ask 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.