Lucy Wyatt

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Billericay, Essex, CM11
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About me

Hi I am Lucy, I am an experienced counsellor working with a varied client base.I work with adults,children and adolescents who are experiencing family issues, low self esteem anxiety and depression. I also work with families supporting them with learning difficulties,such as ADHD.

Our need for connection is paramount. It’s not unusual, to feel sad, or unable to cope. Speaking with someone experienced, can really help. Maybe you are noticing you or your loved one is beginning to avoid the things they once enjoyed.

I will work with you to explore your thoughts and feelings in a safe and confidential space where you can talk about what you are finding difficult,away from friends and family in a non judgmental setting.

Many clients find themselves feeling stressed anxious or under pressure from time to time and find it hard to cope with negative emotions,this has rocketed since the pandemic and many clients,have reported a degree of fear and worry and need immediate help,which can be difficult with the long waiting lists.

I have nearly 10 years of experience, working with clients of all backgrounds and ages. I work with a range of common issues such as Anxiety, Depression, stress,loss,trauma,family and relationship issues and low self esteem.

Many Adolescents have noticed their anxiety levels have increased when faced with todays modern world, which can include bullying,friendship issues,parental separation,anxiety,adhd and difficulty in school.

All the above can lead to low self esteem and can leave some adolescents susceptible, to anxiety and depression which if left untreated, can lead them to seek out unhealthy ways of coping.

Maybe you are worried about your child’s behaviour?, maybe you have noticed a change in their mood? I can help answer any questions, you may have and support you, and your child. I hold many qualifications in counselling children and young adults. I currently work in schools with children, helping with their anxiety and depression and see many young adolescents, in my private practice where the work focuses on the need of the child.

How counselling can help?

Talking to a counsellor, can help you feel understood and your feelings validated. I provide a non judgmental and collaborative space, to offer clients a safe space to process their thoughts and feelings away from friends and family.

In addition to working in bereavement, I also work with a registered adoption support agency, working with children, face to face in schools and online.If you are facing infertility, I can talk you through your own personal experience.

I have noticed an increase in young adults attending counselling, who are looking for support, to cope with their anxiety. I can offer support for this age group, who are often bypassed in society.

Finding the right counsellor…..

Attending counselling can be a daunting process, so finding the right counsellor whom you feel safe with, is paramount. Sometimes people have specific issues they wish to explore, with someone who has the ability, to listen in a confidential and non-judgemental way, independent from friends and family or are looking for new ways to handle these emotions. Sometimes we just feel sad or lack motivation and question why. Talking to a counsellor, can help you understand why you feel the way you do.

Getting started…..

Please send me an email, or call me on 07789 715570 and we can set up an initial session.

It is my belief, that the therapeutic relationship, between client and counsellor is the most important contributor, to helping a client feel safe. My aim is to help you feel understood and your feelings validated.

Whatever you are feeling, whether it is for you, your child, or a loved one, I am committed, to helping you explore your problems and navigate a way through the challenges in a safe, confidential space whether that is short or long term I can help you identify what you need.

I am based in Billericay where there is free parking.

I offer a free 10 Minute telephone consultation as an opportunity, for you to ask questions you might have and for us both to see if it would feel useful for us to work together before going forward. For more information or to arrange a session, please phone or email via this site. 

I am working Face to Face but also offer online or telephone sessions.

Training, qualifications & experience

Level 2 counselling skills
Level 3 counselling studies
Level 4 diploma in therapeutic counselling
Level 5 diploma in psychotherapeutic counselling

Safeguarding children level 2

  • Trauma and vicarious trauma (inc. PTSD)
  • Bereavement training
  • Dyslexia training
  • Disordered Eating & Attachment
  • Adoption training and life story work 
  • Releasing blocked emotions
  • Narcissism and Echoism

I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I adhere to the ethical framework for the counselling professions.

I am fully insured.

To continue my learning, I regularly attend on going professional development courses. I maintain that I keep up to date with as much information as possible.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am currently working face to face with people from all walks of life who are experiencing a diverse range of issues. The majority of my work is with adults but I also work with young adults, children and parents occasionally. I work in a flexible manner offering face to face sessions or an online platform. This gives the clients the opportunity to work round childcare and work commitments, or students at university. I am aware of the commitments and busy lives client lead, so this can be another way to access counselling in a therapeutic space.

There has been a big influx of clients working from home since Covid so I can offer daytime and early evening sessions for students and teachers who would like to access therapy when they finish school or college. In addition I can offer online sessions to clients, who are suffering with low self confidence and panic attacks and find it difficult to leave the home. 

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Fees

£45.00 - £55.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I pride myself on offering affordable counselling. I am aware how long the waiting lists are now on the NHS. I work with all ages including children and young adults. I offer concessions for trainee counsellors, and people on low income.

I always offer a free telephone, or online consultation.

Counselling students, key workers, are fully welcome at a discounted rate.

I am currently working face to face but I also offer telephone counselling, or online platforms.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I work face to face but offer online and telephone sessions. I have sessions in the day and limited availability in the evenings. I try to offer the afternoon slots to children and teachers.

Further information

I am trained in integrative counselling, which means, that I draw from a range of approaches to provide the right support for each individual. I am warm and friendly. I offer affordable counselling, in a confidential setting, where we can explore your thoughts and feelings in a safe, non judgmental space. I offer both short and long term counselling and do not tie clients into a set amount of sessions, as all clients have individual needs.

I have nearly 10 years of experience. I began working in bereavement supporting families, facing the loss of a loved one. Grief not only comes from losing a loved one, there are other kinds of loss that may impact clients for example, you may be grieving the end of a relationship, have been made redundant,you or a loved one may be facing a life limiting illness.Any of these can trigger fear, disbelief uncertainty and social anxiety. In my experience clients can feel abandoned and unsupported, which impacts on relationships, as it can lead to resentment, shock, denial and a sense of failure, which if left untreated, can lead to depression and a loss of purpose.

While we all experience setbacks and tragedies in life, some clients may struggle especially, if they have a period of isolation and loneliness, this can lead to chronic grief, which if left untreated, can develop into clinical depression, or suicidal thoughts. 

I help to facilitate the process, by giving the client the space, to express their grief and eventually, come to a place of acceptance by helping the client, gain a better understanding, of themselves.

Finding the right counsellor, to facilitate this process, can feel like a daunting task but knowing what to look out for and the different types of grief, can help the client understand, that grief is very personal and whether the relationship you had was with a person, or a pet, the intensity of the grief is unique to them.

Billericay, Essex, CM11

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families

Key details

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I offer FREE parking.I also offer online and telephone counselling.

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom
Google Meet