Lucy Freeman, Reg MBACP, DipCouns, Fellow CIPD, MA, BA Hons
Welcome to my profile. I aim to provide a confidential, comfortable and trusting space where I help you explore issues that are distressing you. With a background in HR and conflict resolution, I understand the challenges that work can bring and how achieving a healthy work-life balance can be difficult. If you are facing change, whether that be at work, in your relationships, following a bereavement or other loss, we can focus together on what really matters to you and how you can work towards your goals and aspirations whilst overcoming hurdles along the way, be they from your past or aspects of your self that are currently limiting your ability to become who you truly want to be.
As well as supporting clients whose life is impacted by work or vice versa, my life experience and training have drawn me to counselling for loss in its many forms, for example when a loved one dies, living with ill-health or coming to terms with changes to independence in older age.
My approach is humanistic person-centred. This means that you are at the heart of the therapy and the themes we explore are in your control. My aim is to tune in to what you need and to provide an environment in which we can develop a secure therapeutic relationship such that you are able to find solutions and to grow.
Where appropriate, we can incorporate a variety of creative tasks into the work if this approach interests you.
In addition to counselling, I work as an independent HR practitioner, including as a workplace mediator. In the past I have been a volunteer CAB Advisor and currently volunteer with CRUSE bereavement services and a hospice as a Counsellor.
I work with adult clients and can help with anxiety, bereavement, depression, loss, post-traumatic stress, business and development coaching, career and life coaching, personal development, health related issues, self esteem, relationships, redundancy, stress and work-related issues. I can offer long or short term face to face work, or telephone or skype counselling (after an initial face to face session).
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered Member of the BACP
CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Charted Fellow CIPD, MA (Law & Employment Relations), Cert in Workplace Mediation
CRUSE bereavement volunteer (3.5 years)
Volunteer Counsellor at a Cancer support centre (placement during training)
Volunteer Counsellor Hospice in the Weald (1 year)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£40 per 50 minute session.
Sessions are normally weekly.
Initial session £20 - this no obligation first session provides an opportunity for us to explore whether my approach is a good 'fit' for your needs.
I currently have some sessions available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
For telephone/skype clients I have some evening/weekend availability.
There is on-road parking at the venue (with no parking restrictions). The therapy room is on the ground floor.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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