Does life feel like it’s getting on top of you?
No energy or motivation?
Do you need a safe place to talk?
You are in the right place. I am so happy you have found me.
Realising you have a problem that you can't solve on your own is a brave first step for any person. Seeking out help and support is one of the toughest decisions to make.
As your counsellor, I want you to know that I will be here to support you and work with you to help you become the person you want to be.
I work with clients experiencing a wide range of issues, such as; depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationship difficulties, stress and feeling sad.
How I work with clients:
As an integrative counsellor, I work in a way that is unique to the person sitting in front of me and I tailor my approach to the individual. The main schools of practise I draw upon are the psychodynamic approach and the person centred approach. Other techniques I integrate regularly are:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Self Compassion practices
Having personally struggled with depression, anxiety and crippling self-esteem issues for many years, I know first hand how debilitating these individual struggles can be on a person.
How counselling can help you:
Together I will help you develop skills and tools to challenge unhelpful thinking and support you in accessing and managing your emotions.
Other benefits you may experience through our work together include:
- Processing deeply held feelings and memories
- Understanding yourself better
- Improved communication and interpersonal skills
- Greater self-acceptance and self-esteem
- Ability to change self-defeating behaviours/habits
- Developing healthier coping mechanisms
- Better expression and management of emotions, including anger
- Relief from depression, anxiety or other mental health conditions
- Seeing your thoughts and situations from a different perspective
- Increased confidence and decision-making skills
- Ability to manage stress effectively
- Improved problem-solving and conflict resolution abilities
Working with Lydia is one of the best things I've ever done. Through working with Lydia I was able to navigate an incredibly challenging year and make hugely positive life-changing decisions. Having the support of our weekly sessions has been completely invaluable.
She shares her knowledge accessibly, offers interesting and really helpful reading suggestions, helps you to put in place practical exercises/action plans, and uses her gentle but firm guidance to allow you to come to massively impactful realisations.
Ellie, aged 30.
Working with Lydia has made me feel more self aware and better able to cope when things get difficult. I didn't know where to start with therapy, and Lydia has helped to guide me whilst also allowing me to talk about whatever feels natural.
I would recommend Lydia to anyone looking to start therapy. You won't regret it.
Emily, aged 30.
Please email me to set up an initial call; we'll talk about what you want to get out of counselling and to see if I am the right counsellor for you. If you are happy to continue we'll set up a second session and we will arrange to see each other weekly/fortnightly depending on the level of support you are needing.
Training, qualifications & experience
- 2019-2020 - Offering long term therapy to clients during a counselling placement at The Awareness Centre in their low cost counselling agency. Working with issues such as depression, anxiety, bereavement, low self worth, stress and life transitions
- 2018-2020 - CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- 2017 - CPCAB Level 3 in Counselling Studies
- 2016 - CPCAB Level 2 in Counselling Skills
- 2016 - Certified Yoga Teacher - 200hr Yoga Teacher Training
- 2016 - Reiki Level 1
- 2014 - Certified Eating Psychology Coach - The Institute for the Psychology of Eating
- 2013 - Certified Health Coach - The Institute of Integrative Nutrition
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
£50 - 65.00 per session