Lucy Westwood

32-34 St. Johns Road



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32-34 St. Johns Road



About me

Having had personal experience of mental health issues, I understand that some people may feel daunted and worried in taking the first step in contacting a counsellor for help. Problems can arise from anywhere, family issues, fears, stress, health troubles, genetic issues (eg, bipolar), grief ... the list is endless as to what can cause us to struggle with life, causing depression, anxiety, stress, rages, withdrawal from normal life ... Sometimes it can help to have someone there who can untangle the troubles and help you move forward.

I have been trained in Integrative Counselling, which basically means that I have a number of different counselling approaches in my 'toolkit' which I can use - I don't feel that one approach will suit all clients and often use different approaches with each client. I have had counselling experience within the IAPT service, Sevenoaks Mind, a secondary school and in private practice. I am a member of the BACP (the counselling professional body) which means there are strict guidelines as to how I work with my clients. I also am fully insured for my work.

I have experience in many areas - depression, anxiety, PTSD, food issues, self worth, grief, personality disorders, historical abuse, medical issues, and many more...

I have a particular interest in Autism Spectrum Disorder and the effects on both the person with ASD and their families affected by it.

I have also trained in Mindfulness and so am able to offer techniques in the session, as well as offering specific sessions devoted to the techniques.

I am able to see clients in either Orpington, Kent or in Sevenoaks, Kent.

I can also present talks and workshops on mental health and mindfulness to groups.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology

Worked for 4 years as a counsellor in schools, charity sector and private company.

I am experienced to deal with a wide range of issues, but my particular interests are in depression, anxiety and people affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder and similar (either the ASD person themselves or family members affected by it)

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


Initial assessment session - £35

£40-45 per hour thereafter.

Maps & Directions

Sevenoaks, TN13
Orpington, BR6

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Weekday daytimes and some evenings. Please enquire.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults