Hi, I’m Lucy. I see myself as a warm and open-minded person who understands that we all go through challenging periods in life when things feel overwhelming.
Sometimes life can be hard; complicated, confusing and painful. You may be feeling stuck or struggling with something on your own and I appreciate that this can feel like a very lonely and isolating experience. I am here to listen and support you. I offer a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space for you to explore any difficulties you might be facing.
I know it can be hard to express unspoken thoughts or difficult emotions such as shame, guilt or anger, so I hope to build a trusting therapeutic relationship in which you feel comfortable and heard. Counselling with me offers a kind and safe space to explore and reflect on your experiences, gaining a deeper understanding at your own pace.
Training, qualifications & experience
I can help with a range of issues and have experience working with depression, anxiety, addiction, loss, eating issues, low self-esteem and relationship and family issues. I have worked for 4 years in mental health services, both privately and within the NHS, and have 2 years counselling experience working with adults in Compass and young people in a sixth form school.
I hold a Master's degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Liverpool John Moores University. I am a qualified member of the BACP, attend regular supervision, and am fully insured and hold an enhanced DBS.
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
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I understand reaching out may feel daunting or nerve-racking, especially if this is your first experience of counselling. I offer a free 20-minute informal phone call to put you at ease. This allows us to get to know each other, so I can get a sense of what is troubling you and how counselling may help you and if I am the right match for you.
The best way to get in touch is by email or text and we can decide where to go from there.