Lucy Wykes

Lucy Wykes


Registered Member MBACP

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Phone number
07715421834

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Therapist - Croydon

Croydon CR0
07715421834
Sessions from £55.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

Availability

I have availability throughout the week, both daytimes and evenings. I am also available on Saturday mornings.  

About me and my therapy practice

I'm a fully qualified humanistic integrative counsellor, drawing from a range of models in our work together. We are all unique people which means we all need therapy which embraces our individuality rather than fitting in with one way of working. My approach is tailored to you; I work with people not problems.

I believe that people have a natural tendency to develop and grow to their full potential and can usually find their way using their inner sense of what is best for them. Life doesn’t always run to plan and there may be times when we lose touch with our natural tendency and we may need some help to move forwards, experiencing feelings that may lead to psychological difficulties.

My aim is to understand you and your world from your point of view which I believe may help to make sense of any underlying difficulties. Developing a trusting relationship with me, talking about important life events or expressing and processing emotions in a safe and confidential space without the fear of being judged or rejected may help you get in touch with your true self.

It can be helpful to share difficulties and open up to someone outside of your friends and family to see things from a different perspective. I can’t wave a magic wand nor can I promise you the process will always be easy, but I can offer you a confidential, non-judgemental and respectful space to explore whatever life may have thrown at you. Facing ourselves and our difficulties is never an easy task and I understand that it takes courage to make the decision to come to counselling.   

Practice description

I work in a non-directive way which means I will follow your lead in whatever you wish to talk about. My main aim is to help you, via identifying patterns and reflection to become more self-aware and make meaningful change to your life. We will work collaboratively together with regular reviews to ensure you are happy and to check progress.  

In addition to offering telephone, online and in person therapy, I also able to offer walk & talk therapy. This is where we meet in an outside space and simply walk and talk without the constraints of being indoors. I am happy to walk at your pace – whether that’s a stroll or something faster – and will ensure any route has plenty of places to pause.

Some of the potential benefits to walking therapy include:

Less intimidating walking side by side with your counsellor rather than sitting in front of them

Being in nature can help reduce stress and feel calming and grounding

We can socially distance making it more COVID-19 secure than meeting indoors

Walking releases healthy endorphins, the happy hormones, which are created by your body when you exercise 

My first session

Counselling sessions last for 50 minutes. In our first session, I will carry out an initial assessment including the reason for seeking therapy and your goals from the therapy. You don’t need to prepare anything although it can be helpful to think about what you are hoping to achieve from the counselling. It’s also a chance for you to meet me and see if I’m the right counsellor for you. We can discuss any questions you might have about the way we will work and give you an idea of what our sessions might be like.  

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Organisations, 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

Languages spoken

English

Therapist - South Croydon

South Croydon CR2
07715421834
Sessions from £65.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

Availability

I have availability throughout the week, both daytimes and evenings. I am also available on Saturday mornings.  

About me and my therapy practice

I'm a fully qualified humanistic integrative counsellor, drawing from a range of models in our work together. We are all unique people which means we all need therapy which embraces our individuality rather than fitting in with one way of working. My approach is tailored to you; I work with people not problems.

I believe that people have a natural tendency to develop and grow to their full potential and can usually find their way using their inner sense of what is best for them. Life doesn’t always run to plan and there may be times when we lose touch with our natural tendency and we may need some help to move forwards, experiencing feelings that may lead to psychological difficulties.

My aim is to understand you and your world from your point of view which I believe may help to make sense of any underlying difficulties. Developing a trusting relationship with me, talking about important life events or expressing and processing emotions in a safe and confidential space without the fear of being judged or rejected may help you get in touch with your true self.

It can be helpful to share difficulties and open up to someone outside of your friends and family to see things from a different perspective. I can’t wave a magic wand nor can I promise you the process will always be easy, but I can offer you a confidential, non-judgemental and respectful space to explore whatever life may have thrown at you. Facing ourselves and our difficulties is never an easy task and I understand that it takes courage to make the decision to come to counselling. 

Practice description

I work in a non-directive way which means I will follow your lead in whatever you wish to talk about. My main aim is to help you, via identifying patterns and reflection to become more self-aware and make meaningful change to your life. We will work collaboratively together with regular reviews to ensure you are happy and to check progress.

In addition to offering telephone, online and in person therapy, I also able to offer walk & talk therapy. This is where we meet in an outside space and simply walk and talk without the constraints of being indoors. I am happy to walk at your pace – whether that’s a stroll or something faster – and will ensure any route has plenty of places to pause.

Some of the potential benefits to walking therapy include:

Less intimidating walking side by side with your counsellor rather than sitting in front of them

Being in nature can help reduce stress and feel calming and grounding

We can socially distance making it more COVID-19 secure than meeting indoors

Walking releases healthy endorphins, the happy hormones, which are created by your body when you exercise 

My first session

Counselling sessions last for 50 minutes. In our first session, I will carry out an initial assessment including the reason for seeking therapy and your goals from the therapy. You don’t need to prepare anything although it can be helpful to think about what you are hoping to achieve from the counselling. It’s also a chance for you to meet me and see if I’m the right counsellor for you. We can discuss any questions you might have about the way we will work and give you an idea of what our sessions might be like.  

What I can help with

Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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

Languages spoken

English