Lucy Dows - BA (Hons), PgDip, MBACP.
"LIFE DOESN'T GET BETTER BY CHANCE, IT GETS BETTER BY CHANGE"
As human beings living in a fast paced modern world we need to learn to press pause. We can often find ourselves feeling anxious and overwhelmed as we desperately try to keep up. Our minds are becoming increasingly overloaded with external stimuli and our mental health is often the first to suffer the consequences. Navigating the digital age and driven by a culture of consumerism you may find yourself longing for a more peaceful and purposeful existence. Together we’ll identify coping strategies and tackle the question of how you can live as a 21st century human being in better health, balance and happiness.
I have experience working with a range of emotional, behavioural and relational difficulties including;
- ANXIETY DISORDER/PANIC ATTACKS
- DEPRESSION/LOSS OF MEANING
- IDENTITY CRISIS
- LACK OF CONFIDENCE/SELF-ESTEEM
- SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION
- WORKPLACE STRESS/BURNOUT
Perhaps you're in a cycle of behaviour or a negative thought pattern that you'd like to change but don't know how. Maybe you don’t know what's bothering you but you have a general sense of something being ‘off.’ Together we can explore what's going on beneath the surface and find some relief. I believe that therapy offers a useful reflective space to begin to untangle what you’re feeling.
You may be struggling with;
- SHAPING A PERSONAL OR PROFESSIONAL IDENTITY
- LOW SELF-WORTH
- CHALLENGES, INSECURITIES AND FEARS THAT COME WITH RESPONSIBILITY AND INDEPENDENCE
- CHOOSING A CAREER PATH
- FEELING PRESSURE TO SUCCEED AND SHAME FOR STRUGGLING
- LACK OF MOTIVATION
- NAVIGATING ONLINE DATING, INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS AND FRIENDSHIPS
- ADDICTIVE BEHAVIOUR
- SUBSTANCE MISUSE
I’m here to help you find a solution and understand what you're going through and why.
Training, qualifications & experience
My core training is integrative and draws upon all schools of psychology. I'll act as a sounding board for you to observe and explore your mind in a way that allows you to play with new ways of thinking, feeling, and being.
I draw from a wide range of therapeutic techniques to suit the individual needs of my clients. You will be able to internalise these techniques as tools and implement them between sessions and long after your therapy has ended in order to maintain positive change.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Career counselling
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Face to face and online therapy.
Each session will last 50 minutes. Please contact me directly for fees and availability.
I have a limited number of concessionary spaces available. Please specify your interest when you get in touch.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Friday
Types of client