Lydia Nightingale

Lydia Nightingale

Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English

Contact information

Phone number
07495 517 512

Contact Lydia

Therapist - Uxbridge

Uxbridge UB8
07495 517 512
Sessions from £50.00


  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I have significant experience of supporting diverse people, with a wide range of life challenges. These include relationships issues, domestic abuse including emotional, sexual, financial and physical abuse. Bereavement and loss, as well as work related stress. I am currently a Welfare Officer (specialising in mental health) with over ten years experience, of providing emotional and practical support for more than 1,500 union members based on a local authority site. I also support people with anxiety, stress and depression. I am a qualified Person Centred therapist and I have been counselling for over ten years. I trained at the renowned Metanoia Institute in Ealing. I have extensive experience of working for the Woman’s Trust (an agency that specialises in recovery from domestic abuse). During my time there, I was privileged to support women from various class and ethnic backgrounds, including high profile clients. I have a keen interest in relationships and this passion inspired me to complete additional training as a couple’s counsellor. Additionally, I volunteered for a bereavement organisation for over 2 years. I am also interested in group work and have completed further studies at Metanoia.

Practice description

Lydia the Counsellor 

I see myself, as a passenger in my Clients car 

I am there for the journey 

But, I will not tell you which route to take 

 I will help you clear the rain from your windscreen 

So you can start to see the way clearer

I will listen to your ideas, on which route to take 

But, I will not 

Tell you, which way I think is best for you 

I will, help you decide Which route you think is best for you 

 I am a patient passenger 

And I do not mind If you get lost along the way 

 As I am always hopeful 

That you will find your way 

And end your journey 

The way you want to 

With me by your side 

 Written by Lydia Nightingale 

The Poetic Counsellor

My first session

I am aware that making a decision to see a counsellor can be difficult, and as such, I am happy to offer a half price exploratory session. During our time together we will explore your life, where you are, where you want to be and most importantly, what you think is holding you back.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Groups, 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