Member Status: Accredited
Member No: NCS19-07686
Welcome, I’m Lucie, thank you for visiting my page. You may be seeking counselling for lots of different reasons, feeling anxious, have low mood, be struggling with loss and grief, suffering from stress, have lost touch with your sense of self, or you might just feel that something is off balance and want to explore those feelings. Maybe life hasn’t turned out how you imagined, and you want support to reflect on your past and look forward to your future with new hope. You don’t need to be at breaking point before reaching out for help. Making that first step to ask for support can feel overwhelming and I have so much respect and admiration when that contact is made, you are not alone.
I am here to help you, give you the space to be heard and the chance to flourish. Working together at a pace you feel comfortable with, we can establish a relationship that helps you feel safe, share what is troubling you and increase your trust in yourself and your inner strength. I will walk alongside you during this exploration and unfolding. I am here to help you find your way home to yourself.
“There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen.” Rumi
I support clients through depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, suicidal thoughts, relationship breakdown, affairs and betrayals, bereavement, anger, loneliness, stress, childhood trauma and abuse as well as finding purpose and passion in life.
It was my own experience of the transformational effect of counselling that led me to train as a counsellor. Looking back I realise how important it was for me to be able to speak to someone in confidence who accepted me and my story without judgement. I was given the space to just be me, to share my fears, explore my expectations of myself and to reach a place of acceptance.
I have always been interested in exploring what connects us all and finding that inner sense of self. I can help you explore what connects you to yourself, other people, the world around you – and even beyond. I continue to actively pursue this inner journey myself.
I enjoy being in nature, I find it energises and grounds me and I feel a deep sense of peace when I notice the details of the world around me. I practice meditation and mindfulness in my daily life and find it really beneficial. Mindfulness techniques also help slow down our speeding thoughts, notice where we are holding tension and emotions in our bodies and increase our awareness of our felt experience.
I understand the importance of feeling comfortable and at ease with your therapist. I am human too! I will offer you empathy, I won’t judge you and will always be real with you. I will not tell you what to do but together we can work to build your trust in your inner strength and knowledge.
“Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” - Brené Brown
If you’re interested, please do get in touch. I offer a free introductory chat of up to 30mins for us to explore how working together might feel.
- Qualifications & ExperienceI am a qualified Integrative Counsellor. I put your needs at the heart of my work and utilise different theories and tools to best support you.
I have been volunteering for a charity in East Devon since mid 2019.
I also hold a current DBS certificate.
Level 2: Introduction to Counselling (2017)
Level 3: Foundation Certificate in Counselling (2018)
Level 4: Advanced Diploma in Counselling (NCS Accredited - 2020)
Continuing Professional Development:
Sand Tray Therapy (Heartwood College of Counselling and Psychotherapy)
CBT with Older People (Online - University of East Anglia)
Psychology and mental health: Beyond nature and nurture (Online - University of Liverpool)
Coronavirus: Considering Our Responses And Responsibilities – Kate Dunn & Carole Francis-Smith
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy from a Distance: Engaging the Body, Creating Presence, and Building Relationship In Online Therapy
Online Therapy Institute - Moving your practice online
Counselling Tutor – 80 hour CPD - Online and Telephone Counselling
Dealing with Distress: Working with Suicide and Self-Harm – Carolyn Spring
Working with Shame – Carolyn Spring
Bereavement Awareness – Counselling Tutor CPD
Rewind Therapy - IARTT
A Question of Soul - The Importance of Being in the Therapeutic Relationship - BACP
- What I can help with
- Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Ageing and related issues
- Anger Management
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Bereavement / Loss
- Divorce & Separation
- Emotional issues
- Generally unhappy with your life
- Job interviews
- Panic attacks
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
- Self-defeating behaviours
- Shyness / Social Phobia
- Start exercising
- Suicidal feelings
- Languages Spoken