Lucy Purvis

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Ruthin LL15 & Denbigh LL16
Available for new clients
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About me

I have worked therapeutically with children, young people and young adults for ten years. I am also a co-founder of Enfys Therapeutic Services in Ruthin, Denbighshire. Here, we have specially equipped rooms to provide a calm and welcoming environment for all ages. Therapy can give an individual the opportunity to make sense of their thoughts, feelings and experiences. It helps them better understand their struggles and find solutions to difficult situations.

I offer a confidential and non-judgemental space where you can discuss and reflect upon your experiences, and how you process difficult thoughts and feelings; in the hope that together we can explore ways to help you move forward. I mainly work from a Person-Centred perspective which means I believe in the individual’s ability to grow and develop in the way that is best for them. However, I am able to integrate other approaches to counselling including therapeutic play, CBT and solution focused techniques. I am flexible in my approach which focuses on client growth.

When working with Children and young people, I integrate creativity and play into my sessions as it can be used as a method of expression and communication. My role is to observe and interact with your child/ teenager, using reflective questioning and mirroring their actions. This gives them the chance to process their experiences, past and current, conscious and unconscious within a safe environment and without judgement. By using different resources, it also gives me the opportunity to highlight any strengths I have observed, building on their self-esteem and confidence.

Counselling can help children, young people and young adults in many different areas of their life, including:

  • Confidence 
  • Low self-esteem
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Bereavement and loss (including parental separation)
  • Anger and behavioural issues
  • Identity
  • Relationship difficulties with parents, family and friends

I am available for evening and weekend sessions. If you would like to have a chat and see how I can help you or your child, you can send me an email and we can arrange the best time for me to give you a call.

Alternatively, you can find me at

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People, along with a BSc (Hons) Addictive Behaviours in substance misuse. I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), adhering to their Ethical Framework for good practice.

I am qualified in Person Centred counselling using therapeutic play, and integrate CBT and Solution Focused techniques in my practice.

I have previously worked for the charity, ‘Action for Children’. Here, I worked with complex cases, which at times included providing support for parents, to help aid the therapeutic process for their child/ young person. I also have experience of working for the school counselling service and have an excellent understanding of the difficulties young people face within this environment.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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).

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£45.00 - £50.00

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15

Denbigh, Denbighshire, LL16

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Lucy Purvis
Lucy Purvis