Lucy works with adults from age 18 upwards, offering both short-term and long-term therapy. Lucy’s approach is based on the belief that, given the right support, everyone has the capacity to make changes in their life, and that painful experiences from the past can be healed and overcome.
Lucy engages collaboratively with clients to find a way of working that best suits each person’s specific issues. Her approach draws on Gestalt, Existentialism, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Mindfulness.
Lucy has a specific interest in anxiety, panic attacks and trauma. She is also currently undertaking research into how focusing on the body can complement the more traditional ‘talking therapies’ to relieve psychological stress and tension.
I genuinely believe that everyone has the capacity to achieve profound change, heal from historical pain, and build more satisfying relationships. My aim as a therapist is to support you to explore and overcome any difficulties that may be holding you back. I will meet you with warmth, openness and frankness, in a safe and confidential space. For some people therapy can be tightly focused and brief; others may prefer to go at a different pace and our journey together will be longer.
Areas of expertise
Lucy is experienced in a wide range of issues, and has particular expertise in the following areas:
- Anger issues
- Assertiveness and confidence
- Family problems
- Addiction and substance misuse
- Victims of domestic abuse
Qualifications and experience
Lucy is a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with a Masters in Gestalt Psychotherapy, and is accredited by the United Kingdom Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (UKCP). She has also completed training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and group-work facilitation.
Lucy’s professional background includes supporting people with addiction and dependency issues, those with experience of the criminal justice system, and women affected by domestic violence. These experiences convinced her of the intrinsic value of developing supportive and meaningful relationships with others, and the importance of being more accepting and less critical of oneself, as a fundamental part of behavioural change. Lucy felt that a career in counselling and psychotherapy could support people to live more meaningful, satisfying lives – whatever that might mean for each individual.
In addition to running private clinics for Anchor Counselling in the City of London, Lucy volunteers in a charitable counselling service.
Lucy works as a counsellor and psychotherapist at the following Anchor locations:
- Stoke Newington, Manse Road, N16: Mondays and Fridays