Lucy Smith

Lucy Smith

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - North Shields

North Shields NE29
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available


Please be aware, I am taking a break from Friday 29th March 2024 until Monday 8th April 2024. Any enquiries made during this time will be responded to asap on my return. Thank you. 

About me and my therapy practice

Hello, thank you for visiting my profile. 

Are you struggling with an issue that is holding you back? Are you experiencing stress or unhappiness? Would you like space to explore past experiences? From time to time we all need support to make sense of our thoughts and feelings and to find a way forward.

I am an experienced person centred counsellor who will sometimes integrate other approaches. My counselling practice offers a safe environment which is supportive and affirming of cultural and identity differences. I am LGBTQIA+ affirming in my approach.

I work in a trauma-informed way tailoring therapy to suit your needs to help you achieve what you want from our work together. In our sessions you will have: space to explore what is going on for you, be supported to find insights and a greater understanding of yourself, become more aware of past and present issues so that you can feel better and move forward with confidence.

My background:

Before starting my practice, I worked as a counselling service manager and counsellor for a mental health charity as well as providing counselling in schools and for a bereavement service.

My counselling experience includes working with domestic abuse and sexual violence, childhood trauma, bereavement and complex grief, employment support and a wide range of mental health issues. 

Relationship Counselling:

Relationships can often come under pressure from everyday life or as a result of difficult events and experiences. In relationship counselling I offer you a safe neutral space to explore feelings and to develop stronger connections and healthier communications.

How I work:

I can work with you over an agreed time period, short or long term or on an open-ended basis.

Sessions for both individual and relationship counselling are 60 mins. Sessions of 90 mins are also available for relationship counselling. 

Practice description

Where sessions are held:

My counselling practice is based in North Shields and is conveniently located in the town centre close next to the metro and buses or there is on street parking close by. 

I also offer online sessions to suit client need. 

My first session

Prior to starting therapy I offer a free 20 minute phone call by way of introduction, to answer any questions you have and to enable us both to consider if we are a good fit for what you need. We then book in your first session. 

The first session is an opportunity for us to meet and discuss more thoroughly what is going on for you and I will ask some questions to enable me to assess your needs and for us to collaboratively decide on a way forward.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Menopause, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Creative therapy, Integrative, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, EAP, Older adults, Trainees

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited