Lucy Skelton

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Psychotherapy/Counselling UKCP, ACPP (MA/BsC Hons)
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Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 3DE
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a humanistic, integrative psychotherapist. I don’t believe in a one size fits all approach to psychotherapy. I believe that psychotherapy demands flexibility to accommodate the uniqueness of each individual and that we all have our own inner wisdom which knows how to find healing on all levels (body, mind and spirit).

At the heart of my practice is a profound trust in the transformational power of the client/therapist relationship. I offer a warm, supportive and non-judgemental space for us to explore whatever is causing pain, suffering, frustration and confusion. I believe that in such a setting we can find clarity, compassion toward ourselves and a deeper understanding of unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaviour. It is my hope that through the work we do together you will feel more at peace and at home within yourself.

I am also a qualified EMDR therapist and have found it to be a highly effective way of treating trauma.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully accredited member of the UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) and the ACPP (Association of Core Process Psychotherapists).

I have an M.A in Core Process Psychotherapy and a BSc (1st class Hons) Degree in Psychology. I am also a fully qualified EMDR therapist. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) is an effective and popular mental health treatment and trauma therapy, where the client has an opportunity to process and heal their trauma in a safe environment. 

Before becoming a psychotherapist I taught yoga and meditation for over a decade. I have also worked as a doula and childbirth educator. I have taught mindfulness based meditation in a variety of settings: hospitals, a mental health charity and privately. Experience in all these fields continues to inform my approach to therapy.

Alongside my private practice, I worked for a number of years in the psychology department of a hospital, offering psychotherapy to patients, carrying out assessments and supporting the multi-disciplinary team. Most recently I’ve worked as the Community Psychotherapist and Clinical Lead in a Therapeutic Community in Eastbourne, supporting individuals with complex and challenging mental health needs.

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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£60.00 - £65.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Tackleway, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 3DE

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Lucy Skelton
Lucy Skelton