Lucy Gatland

Lucy Gatland

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - Southampton

Southampton SO32
Sessions from £60.00


  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

Here to provide a listening ear, my aim as a qualified counsellor is to help you find a way to cope, heal, and address the issues in your life which are proving to be too much - and move towards a positive outcome.

A therapy session with me is a safe place for you to share how you’re feeling. I will be there to provide support so you can find clarity and perspective. Whatever issues, challenges, problems or demons are present in your life, I’ll provide a completely non-judgemental, caring and confidential time to face and work through them - together.

Practice description

As well as being a fully accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, I have more than 14 years experience, across a wide variety of issues. My counselling style incorporates a range of techniques, always tailored to the specific needs of the individual.

Counselling is often a challenging process for clients but it can also be liberating. I pride myself on a warm, open manner - and my aim is always to be authentic, supportive and helpful in a tangible way. As a ‘real’ human being, I have personal experience of many of life’s more difficult challenges and a deep seated admiration for those taking steps to seek help and support.

My first session

If you’ve never experienced counselling before, it can be daunting and initially feel odd. I am a stranger - but once you’ve told me just little bit about yourself things will quickly become easier (I know because I’ve been there).

Firstly we would have an online call or phone call to confirm that I am right for you. We’ll discuss your needs and how best to move forwards. This introductory session would take 50 mins and there is no obligation to progress further, unless you’re happy to do so.

At this point we can discuss whether you want to opt for a particular number of sessions, or just take it one step at a time. In some cases as few as six sessions can resolve particular issues, or at least enable you to cope with them through manageable techniques. I work in an open, flexible and honest way and I understand that life and money do sometimes get in the way. My aim is always to find a balance that suits you perfectly.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, Emotionally focused therapy, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, EAP, Older adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited