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
- Accredited Certificate in Professional Couples Counselling
- CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- CPCAB Level 3 in Counselling Studies
- CPCAB Level 2 in Counselling Skills
- Certified Yoga Teacher - 200hr Yoga Teacher Training
- Reiki Level 1
- Certified Eating Psychology Coach - The Institute for the Psychology of Eating
- Certified Health Coach - The Institute of Integrative Nutrition
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£65.00 per session
£65.00 per session - Individuals
£95.00 per session - Couples
When I work
Tuesday AM & PM - Online sessions
Wednesday AM - The Awareness Centre in Clapham
Thursday AM & PM - Fulham Therapy in Fulham
Friday AM - Online sessions