Lucy Parker

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MBACP, Integrative Counsellor & Coach, Yoga Therapist
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Tunbridge Wells TN4 & TN3
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Are you looking to understand yourself better? To heal from painful life events, explore your feelings around a bereavement, connect the many differing parts of you, discover your sense of Self or reduce your anxiety and stress levels.

If so counselling can help and together we can support you on your journey toward health, happiness and healing. 

I am fully trained and qualified: 

  • Counsellor
  • Psychotherapist
  • Coach
  • Yoga Teacher & Therapist
  • Meditation Teacher
  • Breath-work facilitator

Every journey of self-discovery begins with one simple step. However daunting that first step may seem, counselling and coaching will support and guide you, from start to finish.

If you suffer from anxiety or low mood and need help to navigate your way through current challenges, family issues, low self-confidence, depression and painful events such as bereavement I'm certain therapy can help. 

Counselling is to have someone walking side-by-side with you, learning from your past to put you on the right path and navigating the hazards to give you strength and courage to continue your onward journey.

Coaching is to look boldly into the future and design a fulfilling life you can aspire to. A meaningful life that has its foundations in your unique strengths and core values.

About Lucy:

“Our bodies are much more than ‘taxis for our brains".

That’s why my approach to counselling respects and validates our bodies, and their unique language, as much as our hearts and minds.  Calming techniques are shared such as breath work, meditation or body scans helping you to stay in the present moment and reduce anxiety or panic.   

World Mental Health Week this year, 2024, is focussed on Movement as Medicine.  As a Yoga Teacher of 15 years, I always incorporate the wisdom of our bodies in our work, learning and exploring as we go.

Specialisms: 

While therapy is beneficial for all I have some areas of specialism.  These include:

  • Bereavement Therapy
  • Grief
  • PTSD
  • Chronic pain
  • Anxiety
  • End of life
  • Trauma
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Living with cancer 
  • Creative Counselling 
  • Working with 'Parts' and validating 'Self' through the lens of IFS

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been working privately with clients as a yoga, breath-work and meditation teacher since 2010, incorporating counselling and coaching work since 2022. Working therapeutically with hundreds of clients has taught me one key thing: 

“We are all ultimately searching for health, to feel truly whole.”

I have been awarded a level 7 Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Coaching from The University of East London. This unique, pioneering course takes a fully integrated 360-degree view of every person, seamlessly and progressively exploring their past, present and future dynamics within the therapy space.  We integrate counselling and coaching to support you in all aspects of your journey through life. 

Modalities integrated:

  • Person Centred
  • Psychodynamic
  • Transactional analysis
  • IFS
  • Gestalt
  • CBT
  • ACT
  • GROW
  • Dexter & Dexter

Qualifications and training:

  • Post Graduate Diploma (Level 7) in Integrative Counselling and Coaching, University of East London
  • Bereavement Counsellor, St Raphael’s Hospice, London
  • Meditation Teacher Training, Alexander Filmer-Lorch
  • Yoga Teacher Training, Yoga Campus London
  • Many varied CPD training courses
  • CPD Workshop in IFS
  • CPD Workshop in Sandtray therapy
  • Lifelong learner

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Specialisms: 

Whilst therapy is beneficial for all aspects of the human condition, I have some areas of special interest, experience and training.  These include:

  • Bereavement Therapy
  • Grief
  • PTSD
  • Chronic Pain
  • Anxiety
  • End of life
  • Trauma
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Cancer Treatment
  • Creative Counselling 

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Fees

£68.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Unemployed

Additional information

All sessions are a full hour, 60 minutes, long.  You can choose to attend either of my beautiful, calming and comfortable therapy rooms in Tunbridge Wells or Groombridge.   Online sessions can also be arranged via Zoom. 

All sessions are £68 and can be paid for weekly or in sets of 6 sessions. These can be booked and paid for through my website or via bank transfer. 

When I work

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I am able to be flexible with my diary to find a time that is convenient for you and your therapeutic journey.  Please get in touch and we can discuss a time that is mutually convenient. 

Further information

I offer a FREE 15-minute discovery call at your convenience to discuss your therapeutic needs and aims. This can be booked through my website.  After this call, we can meet for a first introductory session before we agree on the best next step for your therapeutic journey. 

29 Woodbury Park Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 9NQ

The Old Bank, Station Road, Groombridge, Tunbridge Wells, East Sussex, TN3 9QY

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Online platforms

Zoom
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