Welcome! I work therapeutically with Children, Young People and Adults. You can choose from either Rawtenstall or Crawshawbooth in Rossendale or Manchester City Centre for our therapy together. I have a therapy room in the City Centre near King Street & also near Piccadilly. Home visits are also possible via a FREE telephone assessment. I offer Skype and telephone counselling.
My approach is mainly Person Centered although I also use Attachment Based Theory & Mindfulness. Whatever it may be that you're feeling, it has brought you here to seek support & a way through. I can offer you Person Centered Counselling. Our negative life experiences, whether stemming from our childhood or the here & now, impact on our feelings, behavior and physical health in ways which sometimes we don't want- if this is the case for you, Person-Centered Counselling can help. The relationship between us & developing the trust in order for you to feel safe is important in our therapy together. Our therapy can work short or long term although you set the pace of what you choose to express & therefore address in our therapy.
I would like to invite you into a therapeutic space that is comfortable, a space where you can explore your world and troubles, with me there alongside to support you and to try and understand your true experience! Your thoughts & feelings will be valued. There will be no pressure, under the right circumstances, healing begins. You will discover the path you seek through your pain, it will stem from you, and I will support you in finding the root.You deserve to find the right person to be there alongside you through your difficulties or pain. I promise to be accepting & non-judgmental. You can talk confidentially about whatever it is you bring. You will be listened to carefully, with empathy.
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy). I am a registered member of the BACP CYPD (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy Children & Young People’s Division). Please view my website for further information on the work I do.
“I can’t recommend therapy will Lucy enough. I’m a counsellor myself and finding the right fit for me in terms of someone I’d feel comfortable with who also has the knowledge and skills to help me was key and Lucy definitely exceeded my expectations. She’s a wonderful, warm therapist who helped me tremendously. Therapy can be nerve racking for anyone but Lucy really took the time to make me feel at ease and it made talking about difficult things easier and heavy topics a little lighter. I’d strongly recommend anyone seeking a therapist to consider Lucy.”- M Atkin- Client
”Lucy has created the safe space that I needed in order to free myself to explore my past, as well as its links into the present. Her warmth and good listening skills, along with her insights into attachment styles and her person-centered approach, were so important in giving me the courage to go through therapy for the first time in my life. Lucy helped me see the issues from multiple angles and brought up new perspectives with kindness, while also encouraging me to be honest with myself by pinpointing potentially unhealthy thought patterns.
She allowed me to follow my stream of consciousness, and her help in untangling the mental loops that my mind had been caught up in was so valuable. I have made a lot of progress in learning to make peace with myself, and I thoroughly recommend Lucy to anyone looking for support in their journey towards healing!"- Laura A-Client
"Lucy has provided her counselling services to adults and children alike for a few years now and we only have positives to say about her!! She has not only provided excellent, person-centred approaches but she has proven to be flexible and has fit into our school culture and ethos. She is always creative and sensitive in her work and it is clear that professionalism and the client's well being is the ultimate priority. She is always willing to go the extra mile and has led meetings, is willing to provide training and give on the spot advice when necessary. The client is always at the heart of everything she does. Her whole presence is calming and open and she is always very easily approachable to help in whichever way she can.
I cannot recommend Lucy highly enough!"- Janet V- SENCO at a Comprehensive Primary School
"Really appreciated Lucy's help, I feel so positive about how far I have come with her help. If I hadn't had Lucy as a Counsellor I strongly feel that I would have been too worried to come off the medication. I really loved the help Lucy gave me and I will miss her, thank you Lucy"- Emma G- Client
"Of all the people I have seen since my illness, both Counsellors and social workers, Lucy was the best. I felt completely comfortable talking about deeply personal issues and she made the environment welcoming and judgement free. Having this space helped me address these issues which improved my condition and wellbeing. Lucy suited my needs perfectly and she is the kind of person who can adjust to fit your requirements. I always left our sessions feeling more positive than I did before. I thoroughly recommend Lucy to anyone seeking professional help- Guy M- Client
Training, qualifications & experience
Hello & welcome! I am Fully approved by the BACP and I hold a full enhanced DBS check. I have been privileged enough to work with so many people who have allowed me into their world to support them through their difficulties and into a better place.
I have been counselling clients for the last 6 years. I have been working therapeutically with young people & adults for the last 15 years through my work at charities & care work. My special experience is in Self-Harm, self-esteem/confidence issues & adoption. I have experience & a special interest in Attachment disorder. Alongside counselling people privately, for the last 3 years I have supported adult students at a University with their mental health. I work with Depression, Anxiety & low self-esteem amongst other mental health issues. I have worked as a Counsellor in a Primary School with children & staff for the last 3.5 years. I support young people from the ages of 4 years upto the age of 18 years. I see young and adults. I have been working as A Counsellor in primary & secondary schools for the last year on a project funded by Lancashire County Council. In my earlier professional years I facilitated therapeutic play therapy sessions for adopted children of all ages, at a Voluntary Adoption agency. I also supported birth parents & adoptive parents. On the flip side I have delivered training in primary & secondary schools, to support teaching staff on how to help children who are struggling and not coping. I have experience of supporting parents to develop ways of creating positive relationships with their children in the field of adoption. For a number of years I was a Counsellor at the NSPCC ChildLine, and another charity, Off the Record, Counselling children & young people. I always work professionally & confidentially with the young person. If you have any questions at all or would like to speak with me for a FREE telephone consultation please contact me on 07743658951
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I work with children, young people & adults. I have special experience around issues that may have stemmed from childhood & an understanding of the neuroscience involved in trauma. My special expertise are in adoption, self-harm, self-esteem issues, pregnancy & loss & grief. Although the person-Centered approach is so fluid and accessible my clients and I have worked together successfully on many issues to increase well being & balance. If you have any worries or concerns or questions please do get in contact and through our free telephone assessment we can discuss whether we feel I can support you further. Thank you, Lucy
Initial telephone consultation- FREE (An opportunity to ask any initial questions you may have prior to booking a session- 07743658951 or E-mail if you prefer firstname.lastname@example.org
Face to Face Session
Online/Telephone/Skype Counselling session
1 hour- £45 per session
- Concessions available for students or if you are in receipt of certain benefits
proof is required at the time of our initial session, i.e.: Current in date student card and or current letter confirming the benefit received concession rates below
Face to Face counselling Session
1 hour- Between £45-60- location dependent
Payments are preferred in advance of our session via Bank Transfer. However they can also be accepted by cash at the time of the appointment. Thank you for looking.
Concessions offered for
In addition to Counselling face to face, via the telephone & via Skype I also provide training in schools, workshops for children & young people & also for school staff.
I also offer parent/child counselling sessions where the aim is to improve the parent child relationship based on your unique needs.
Please look at my website for further information www.pinkraindropscounselling.com or contact me on 07743658951 or e-mail at email@example.com
My primary therapy style is Person-Centered, in its simplest expression this means I will value you, I will not judge you, you will be accepted for who you are, and I will be transparent and truthful with you. Only you know, underneath what is painful. As a Counsellor I wish to guide a path through your pain and problems, hand in hand. I hope to form a true and trusting bond with you, one where you will feel relaxed enough to talk and discover what is happening for you that is causing imbalance and disruption. From that place, healing and energy takes place. I will listen to you carefully to try to reach what your experience is.
At the heart of my therapy with you will lie the Person-Centered philosophy. Although as an integrative therapist I will work to tailor our Counselling sessions to you or your child’s individual needs. This means that I will draw on other avenues of psychotherapy to support your healing process, so you can move forward to where you want to be as soon as possible.
Thank you for reading, well wishes, Lucy