Hi I am Lucy.I am here to help you with your depression,anxiety. Our need for connection has grown since Covid 19.Many clients are worried about catching COVID,and feel anxious about losing loved ones.Many report feeling isolated, due to working from home and have feelings of loneliness.I have over 10 years of experience working with clients who are facing pressures,within their relationships and personal struggles, of low self esteem,eating disorders and self harm. Since the pandemic, there has been many issues that have arisen due to loss of routine,loss of interaction and limited positive experiences
Many young people have reported their mental health had worsened and are feeling anxious,especially when it comes to having to cope with the new restrictions. Many clients have reported their anxiety levels have increased,due to feeling stuck,stressed or anxious about the future.
How counselling can help...
Talking to a counsellor, can help you see your reactions and feelings are valid,I am here to help you feel understood, safe,and not judged.
There are many new mums who also report feeling isolated and alone,without any support groups.It is not only impacting our mental health but also our physical well being, for many people, it has been difficult to reestablish new routines and overcoming uncertainties,worry and fears.
There appears to be an underlining feeling with many clients of feeling sad and a desire to reconnect. Many young clients are facing the stress of working remotely and missing out on positive experiences and intimate relationships.
Being a bereavement counsellor for numerous years, I’ve noticed there is a difference since the pandemic in the mourning of a loved one,this is due to the social distancing measures, that are in place. Quite often, the client hasn’t got the opportunity to say goodbye, in the way they had hoped which heightens the loss. It may be harder for them to connect to their usual support groups, which brings up the feelings of loss and isolation.
I have also noticed an increase of young adults attending counselling,who are looking for support, due to their lives changing dramatically ,many have expressed sadness and frustration,as they feel their lives are put on hold due to the pandemic, and they are missing out on the social interaction. 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.
Send me an email,or call me and we can set up an initial session,that way we can discuss in detail, what you hope to get out of counselling, then we can make the first arrangements.
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 secure, accepted and understood.
Maybe you are feeling overwhelmed, are suffering from depression or anxiety, experiencing panic attacks, due to relationship or family issues.Maybe you are going through a separation or divorce,or you are facing redundancy or have experienced an illness or bereavement.Maybe you are just not feeling yourself and have experienced a lot of losses in the past and you and are looking for new ways to handle these emotional difficulties.
Maybe you are feeling lost and do not know what direction you would like your life to go and are experiencing generalised anxiety,or are experiencing panic attack’s. I am here to help you talk through any of these fears you may have and to help you gain a better understanding of yourself, in order to live a more fulfilled life.
I am here to help you explore the impact this may have had on you and to listen to your fears and help you to focus on your own wellbeing and look forward.
I am based in Billericay where there is free parking. I offer a free 10 minute telephone consultation, which gives you a better understanding, of counselling and it allows you ample time to raise any questions you may have prior to the initial consultation This is done in a confidential setting.I am offering sessions on zoom, telephone and face to face.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 2 counselling skills
Level 3 counselling studies
Level 4 diploma in therapeutic counselling
Level 5 diploma in psychotherapeutic counselling
- Trauma and vicarious trauma (inc. PTSD)
- Bereavement training
- Dyslexia training
- Disordered Eating & Attachment
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 and maintain I keep up to date with as much information as possible.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am able to work in a flexible manner, offering my clients, the opportunity to work round childcare and work commitments and college. I am fully aware of the busy lives and commitments life throws at us. There has been a big influx in clients now working from home so I am now offering lunchtime appointments, so the clients can come in the daytime,instead of after a long working day.
£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
I offer affordable counselling for relationship issues,work related stress, panic attacks, depression and anxiety, as well as trauma, bereavement,eating disorders and self harm . I offer concessions for trainee counsellors,people on low in come and key workers. Each session is 50 minutes.
I always offer a free telephone or online consultation.
Counselling students,key workers are fully welcome at a discounted rate.
I am currently back working face to face but I also offer telephone counselling or Zoom sessions.
Masks are to be worn, unless exempt,all other Covid procedures are in place.
Due to Covid 19,many clients are working from home.I am offering lunchtime appointments,day and evening appointments,I am working on zoom,telephone and now face to face for some clients.
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 friendly and warm and I offer affordable counselling, in a confidential setting, where we can explore your personal thoughts and feelings in a safe, non judgmental space. I offer both short and long term counselling.
I have numerous years of experience working in bereavement, specialising in supporting families facing the loss of a loved one, due to Covid 19,I am fully aware many clients are feeling sad, could be facing loss of routine,loss of jobs and a feeling of fear,panic,obsession which can be stressful ,due to living in isolation. Many have expressed feeling abandoned ,lonely and not feeling supported which has impacted on family relationships. Many clients have reported a feeling of generalised anxiety and a loss of purpose for many who have lost their roles in society. I help to facilitate the process, so my client has a better understanding of their long term goals and help them understand how the crisis has impacted on them and try and help them re-emerge.