Lucy Westwood

Lucy Westwood

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Orpington

Orpington BR6
Sessions from £45.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

Having had personal experience of mental health issues, I understand that some may feel daunted and worried in taking the first step in contacting a counsellor for help. Problems can arise from anywhere, causing depresson, anxiety, stress, rages, withdrawal from normal life.  Sometimes it can help to have someone there who can untangle the troubles and help you move forward.

Counselling can be a little scary at first, so I'd like to let you know a little bit about my counselling work. I trained in Integrative Counselling, which basically means that I have a number of different counselling approaches in my 'toolkit' which I can use - I don't feel that one approach will suit all clients and often use different approaches with each client. I have had counselling experience within the IAPT service, Sevenoaks Mind, a secondary school and in private practice. I am a member of the BACP (the counselling professional body) which means there are strict guidelines as to how I work with my clients. I also am fully insured for my work.

I have a special interest in Autism Spectrum Conditions due to personal reasons and have helped many people learn about themselves in relation to this issue - either people with diagnosis, similar behaviours and no diagnosis, families and friends who are finding it hard to learn / live with others with the condition.   

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Cognitive, Creative therapy, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Relational, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, 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