Lucy Ferguson

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Ad Dip PC, Cert Hyp CS, MA Hons, MNCPS (Acc)
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Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 1AQ
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I have experience working with a broad range of issues, including stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, loss, low mood, low self-esteem, relationships, family issues, lifestyle issues. I work with a wide range of ages, from adolescent to more senior age groups.   

How does it work?

As an integrative therapist I will always work with the client and their specific story, feelings and concerns, using a range of techniques and approaches that will best suit the individual. Sessions start with a person-centred approach and develop according to the client's needs. CBT, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy, Psychodynamic and Analytic are all areas that I incorporate into my practice as and when appropriate.

My priority is to provide a welcoming and comfortable space which is confidential and non-judgmental. I appreciate it can be the hardest thing to reach out and ask for help,  so I will work hard to establish trust, respect, and to support and guide each client as they explore the areas of life they want to, or simply benefit from having a place to come and talk things through. 

What are the benefits of therapy?

Usually the client finds it a very positive experience as this process can help so much with emotional release and regulation, and balancing perspective. If you feel stuck, overwhelmed, lost, or you have something you need to explore further, the therapeutic space helps the client to externalise what's on their mind, untangle it and develop the recovery and healing. They find clarity and insight. Clients often say how good it is to feel heard and understood. As a therapist, it is always a privilege to be a part of that journey.


I am qualified in hypnotherapy and can incorporate it into counselling sessions or offer it as a separate treatment. Hypnosis works with the subconscious mind and is known to help with habits, behaviours and negative emotions - anxiety, self-confidence, phobias, sleep patterns, stress and much more. 

After an initial consultation sessions are planned to address the client's goals. During the session the client sits and relaxes their body and mind while listening to the therapist talking them through the process. The subconscious mind will absorb positive input in this highly receptive state and a person can have a maximum response to suggested changes in lifestyle or thought pattern. These changes come about by accessing the subconscious, which is where many layers of behaviours and emotions are stored. Most clients find this a positive, effective way of tackling problems while benefiting from taking time out for themselves. 


Sessions take place in relaxed and peaceful rooms at the Natural Health Centre in central Woodbridge (

I am also happy to work on Zoom and Teams.


My background is in mainstream book publishing and a career as an editor, before training as a therapist in mental health. I believe that to be able to understand and connect with our mental health in a positive way, at any time of life, can enhance our lives and make all the difference. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Ad Dip PC, MNCS (Acc)
  • Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills, Cert Hyp CS
  • MA Hons, English Literature
  • Enhanced DBS and Full Indemnity Insurance

As well as my private practice work, I am an Associate with HopeHudson, a local company offering a range of wellbeing and mental health awareness courses. I am one of the course instructors training staff and managers of global companies. I have also worked in a corporate environment providing counselling to staff on site, all of which has given me a wealth of experience which I have very much enjoyed. 

In the voluntary sector, I am a director of the Sunflower Community Care Farm, where adults with mental health issues and/or disabilities can benefit from the therapeutic use of farming practices.

CPD training:

  • Transactional Analysis 101
  • PTSD and Trauma
  • Supporting Bereaved Children and Young People
  • Working with Suicide and Suicidal Ideation
  • Understanding IBS (College of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
  • Introduction to EMDR
  • Understanding Dissociation and DID

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£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

I am happy to discuss concessions on an individual basis.

When I work

Please call me to arrange a suitable time for you. 

Some evening and weekend appointments can be arranged.

The Natural Health Centre, 24A Thoroughfare, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 1AQ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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