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About me

I am offering face to face sessions on Tuesdays in Thornham as well as online counselling. Email me and we can arrange an initial free call to talk things through.

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I am a professionally trained and experienced psychotherapeutic counsellor and offer confidential one-to-one therapeutic sessions from my private practice in the centre of Eye. Sessions are 60 minutes long, are £45 and take place at the same time each week.

I offer:

  • A confidential, non-judgemental space where you can talk about difficult subjects
  • Help understanding your relationship patterns
  • Clarity on how the past impacts the present
  • Methods and exercises to help manage overwhelming emotions, worries and fears
  • Tools and exercises to help with anxiety, panic attacks and flashbacks
  • A place where you can begin to understand how your mind works and what you need move forward

My approach

In integrative counselling, instead of using one theory (such as CBT), I draw from a variety of different theories and approaches and adapt them to each client. Though listening deeply and giving you the space to explore your problems, I may suggest theories or offer an approach that I feel might offer a new perspective and help you gain greater clarity.

In our first session, we begin to explore your main issues and the options open to you. In later sessions, you might find the issues relate to the past or to a deeper concern; you may also feel you need techniques to help deal with a stressful situation in the here-and-now. Counselling is not easy, and at first it may feel daunting. But the idea is that the more we understand, with compassion and companionship, the easier it gets and the better we feel.

I am trained in a combination of psychodynamic, person-centred, behavioural and existential theories and philosophies, as well as elements of mindfulness, NLP, CBT, expressive writing, hypnotherapy, life coaching and focusing. At the heart of my approach, however, is the healing relationship between the therapist and client based on empathy, respect, and trust.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Diploma and BSc (Hons) in Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling, a BA (Hons) in English and Drama, and am a freelance journalist, writing on wellness, lifestyle and the arts. I am a registered member of the UKCP.

I have specialised in trauma for over seven years and am a counsellor at the Rowan Project, part of the Daisy Programme, working with clients who have experienced sexual abuse. Trauma comes in many guises, from loss or abuse, to witnessing or being involved in a shocking or frightening experience. It is also a rich source for the latest research and discoveries in counselling theory and neuroscience.

“The paradox of trauma,” wrote psychologist Peter Levine, “is that it has both the power to destroy and the power to transform and resurrect.”

I have had three years of professional training with the Matrix College of Counselling and Psychotherapy, and hold additional qualifications in focusing therapy and psychotherapeutic writing. I have held previous counselling roles at Suffolk Mind in Bury St Edmunds, CARA in Colchester, The Sue Lambert Trust in Norwich.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP

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

UK Council for 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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Therapies offered

  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Additional information

£45 per 60 minute session

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am not available Thursday and Fridays or at weekends.

Eye
Suffolk
IP23

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

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Lucy Etherington BSc (Hons), UKCP Registered

Lucy Etherington BSc (Hons), UKCP Registered