Lucy Clayton

Lucy Clayton

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Colchester

Colchester CO5
Sessions from £50.00



I currently have daytime availability on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

I will not be offering sessions throughout the month of December.

About me and my therapy practice

Life can be difficult; the pressures of everyday living can be overwhelming and exhausting. Anxiety, depression, major life events, loss or bereavement can all shake our sense of self. The expectation to be perfect, do everything and achieve it all now impossible to manage. This can lead us to question who we are and where we fit within this world. Sometimes it can be hard to understand, accept or even like ourselves.

I can help you to explore your sense of self and tackle issues with low self-confidence, self-esteem, and identity.

Together we can work with any negative self-talk and begin your journey towards being kinder to yourself and being able to embrace who you are.

I believe uniqueness is to be celebrated, you are not broken and in need of fixing. It’s ok to be all the different parts that make you whole.

If any of these issues are affecting you, please get in contact to see if we can work together to help you towards a more positive you.

Before working as an individual counsellor, I was on the counselling team for a charity called The Outhouse who help provide opportunities for LGBTQ+ people in Essex.

Practice description

I work in an integrative person-centred way. This means I combine different modalities in our sessions, including but not limited to cognitive behavioural techniques (CBT), transactional analysis (TA) and psychodynamic techniques. This helps me tailor your sessions to best support and work with you. The session is as unique as you, and together we have the freedom to work in a collaborative way that fits your needs to help you have a positive outcome.

My first session

I offer an initial free phone or zoom chat (approximately 15 mins) where we can have a brief discussion at what's brought you to counselling.

If you feel comfortable to move ahead the next step is to arrange an assessment session. In this first session we will look at the assessment form, see if we are a good fit and whether it feels right to continue working together, and review the therapeutic contract.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Menopause, Neurodiversity, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Creative therapy, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy