Lucy Fletcher LiveFree Counselling & Psychotherapy
I remember going to meet my counsellor for the first time, I was nervous, sat waiting to meet this person I would share my fears and anxieties with. It was undoubtedly nerve-racking. I soon come to realise that this person was the only person who listened, helped me accept and understand what was happening, without judgement.
Issues are often deep rooted and complex, as a person centred therapist my focus is healing the wound not just sticking on a plaster. The way I work allows clients to explore their own wishes, needs and wants, focusing on self direction. When we move away from how we think we should feel, be and act, we reduce anxiety, unsettling feelings and unhealthy behaviour in ways which are authentic and self-governing, empowering and self motivational to living more fruitful, fulfilling lives and in ways we want to live it.
This is something I strive to achieve. I endeavour to create a safe, confidential space for individuals wishing to speak about concerns and issues they may be experiencing. Personal experience has tought me change and growth can happen given the conditions to do so. I believe in providing these conditions to the best of my ability so that people who want to change have a opportunity to do so.
If you are looking for a professional counsellor, please give me a call to discuss further on 07925 011542.
I know people can Live Free from things that have once restricted, I am one of those people. My passion is to help others who need it.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified person-centred counsellor. This means the person-centred theory fundamentally underpins how I work. I have undertaken 5 years of substantial and recognised training to qualify successfully as a thetapist. As well as training in specific areas. these include;
- Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling (2 years + 1 year placement period)
- Certificate in Counselling Theory & Studies (1 year)
- Certificate in Counselling Skills (1 year)
- Sexuality awareness
- Domestic abuse
- Substance misuse awareness and brief interventions
- Alcohol awareness & brief interventions
- Working with families affected by substance misuse
- Equality & Diversity
- Mental Health
- Sexual abuse
I have worked as a counsellor at a leading mental health charity Mind. Within a local charity, supporting families effected by their loved ones substance misuse, as a family Recovery worker. My previous work has been in the NHS and before that the private healthcare sector. Working primarily within in the healthcare sector most of my working life has lead me to choose a path in counselling, to which I run my own private practice, seeing clients with a range of issues.
I use regular clinical supervision. I continue my professional and personal development yearly, keeping up to date with current legislation, research and training to optimize the best professional working standards, which I am committed to achieving.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
As a generic psychotherapist I work with a variety of issues, including other issues that may not be listed.
My profound interest is around substance misuse, I understand that this can impact on loved ones in such a way that you feel very alone and unsure of what to do or where to turn. The stigma attached to substance misuse can often leave the family and substance user feeling very isolated. Reaching out for support can sometimes feel like a big leap to take, you dont have to feel alone and there are things that you can do to reduce feelings of helplessness. For example effective communication, coping strategies, finding the right support, understanding addiction, safety measures, anxiety, trauma and support networks are some areas that I can help you with.
I charge £40 per session. Initial appointment is £30 and £30 for student counsellors.
Currently, I am offering telephone or video counselling sessions until further notice. This is due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The initial appointment This space is place to me each other and discuss any relevant information. It involves going through the agreement contract and exploring what issues you would like to bring to therapy.
Concessions offered for
Home visits at counsellors descretion.
Please feel free to contact me for a brief informal chat, for further information and all enquiries.
You can contact me using any method of contact, please find contact detail on the top of my profile page.
I offer a consultation meeting, followed by counselling sessions should we continue our work.