Counselling and Psychotherapy for Adults, Children and Young People

Welcome

Hi, I’m Lucy. I am a BACP registered Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist working with both adults and children from age 9 upwards.
I am warm and approachable and strive to provide a safe, non-judgmental, and confidential space for you to explore anything that you wish to talk about.

My core modality is person-centred; however, I am trained to integrate other psychological approaches into our work together. This may mean incorporating Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Creative and Symbolic strategies. This is highly tailored to the individual needs of the client and/or presenting issues.

What is Counselling & Psychotherapy?

Counselling provides a safe space for you to explore any difficulties you may be experiencing. One of the most important parts of the counselling process is the relationship with your therapist. Your therapist should feel like someone you can trust and feel safe with. It’s a place which offers you the opportunity to openly express your true thoughts and feelings without fear of judgement. Psychotherapy works at a deeper level, aiding you to explore your inner world, processes, and relational patterns. This often involves looking at childhood and formative life experiences which have shaped you, and perhaps contributed to any distress you may be feeling in the present.

This isn’t always an easy process, but you will be fully supported throughout the journey.

My goal is to offer you a warm, safe, unconditional space for reflection. I will help you gain a deeper understanding of yourself whilst supporting you in navigating the challenges you face. I’m here to listen, accept and empower you, helping you build the confidence to find your own solutions.”

Children and Young People

Are you a parent or guardian of a child who is struggling with their mental health?

Adolescence is a particularly challenging part of growing up.

Academic pressures, bullying, friendships, relationships, and identity issues are just a few areas which can contribute to poor mental health in teens.

I can offer help with:

Anxiety

Self-Harm

Self-esteem

Low Mood/Depression

Eating difficulties

Body Image

Gender and/or Sexuality

Anger

School Avoidance

Grief

Autism & ADHD

I have extensive experience with neurodivergent conditions such as Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD, and I’m hugely passionate about supporting these individuals with any mental health issues they present in a neuro-affirming way.

Parents & Caregivers

Parenting is one of the most valuable jobs anyone can do. But it can also be overwhelming and challenging at times. As individuals, we bring our own set of values and behaviours into the way we parent our young people. These are embedded in our formative years and tend to shape the way we nurture our own children.

I can offer a safe, confidential space for you to talk about your concerns. This includes the consideration of past experiences, childhood, and relationships, as well as gaining insight into the current inter-relational dynamics with your partner, family, friends, and children.

As well as offering counselling to Neurodivergent children and young people, I am also passionate about supporting parents and caregivers of young people with ASD and ADHD.

Parenting a young person with Autism or ADHD brings about its own set of challenges. Whether it be advocating for the child at school, pursuing a diagnosis, or navigating school avoidance, meltdowns, or sibling disputes, it can be a lonely place to be. Without much time to reflect, this can often lead to “survival parenting mode”. You may not feel like yourself, and are wondering where to begin to make positive changes for you and your family.

If you are reading this, please know you are not alone. Even just being here means you are an amazing parent trying your best for your child with the resources you have in place.

Counselling can help you in a number of ways:

  • Processing the diagnosis – Sometimes, diagnoses can be really difficult for parents. You may be experiencing grief, guilt, fear, and worry for the future.
  • Connection with your child/young person – Unpacking your own relational processes to understand how best to relate to your child.
  • Building strategies to meet your child/young person’s needs.
  • Developing ways to manage times of stress and overwhelm.

Fees & Locations

All sessions last 50 minutes and are charged at £60/session

I can see clients face to face at the Old Rectory Clinic in Iron Acton BS37 9UQ

I also work face-to-face at Bristol Counselling and Psychotherapy in Southville BS3 2BX

I am also able to offer online sessions.