Lucy Cruickshank

Lucy Cruickshank

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Poole

Poole BH15
Sessions from £55.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates


My appointment times are: 

Monday 2pm - 9pm

Tuesday 7pm - 9pm

Thursday 7pm-9pm

Saturday 10am - 4pm 

About me and my therapy practice

Hello, I'm Lucy and I'm here to help if you are struggling with stress, depression and anxiety or would like help to improve your self-confidence and self-esteem. I can also help if you have experienced a bereavement or the loss of something important to you such as a job, relationship or your health. 

Stress, Anxiety and Depression

Stress, anxiety and depression can be debilitating, even scary, and there may be times when it seems you will never feel well again. You may find yourself worrying alot or having thoughts that go  constantly round in circles or you may be struggling to cope with everyday life and activities. In addition to mental pain you may also be experiencing physical pain such as panic attacks, headaches or muscular and joint pain. Stress, anxiety  and depression affect everyone differently and counselling can help you understand your unique experiences and develop strategies and new perspectives that help you make positive changes. 

Loss, Grief and Bereavement

When we experience a bereavement or a life-changing loss the world we knew changes and often no longer makes sense to us. In addition to the loss of a loved one or something important to us, we may also grieve for the life we thought we would have or experience additional losses such as loss of confidence or sense of who we are now. There is no right or wrong way to grieve or process a loss, there is only your way and counselling can help by giving you someone to walk alongside you in your grief and help you find new ways of being in the world again.  


Practice description

I hold an advanced diploma in integrative counselling which is a way of working that incorporates different counselling approaches so that our work is tailored to meet your individual needs. I am unable to give advice as I believe everyone has the ability to find their own answers and will instead work in partnership with you to help you find them.

I also hold a level 5 in CBT which a counselling method that has been extensively and scientifically researched and found to be particularly helpful for helping people who are experiencing stress, anxiety and depression and certificates in Person Centred Art Counselling and Mindfulness


Types of Appointments

I offer flexible appointments as I understand some people would like long term weekly, fortnightly or monthly support while others would find just a few sessions helpful to them. Sessions can be by telephone, online or in person in Poole's town centre. I also offer walk and talk sessions in and around Poole's beautiful Poole and Upton Parks and along Poole Quay and Baiter. 


I offer concessions for trainee counsellors who are looking for personal therapy as part of their counselling training. 

My first session

On receipt of your enquiry we will  arrange a date and time that's convenient to you for us to have an initial free of charge, no obligation telephone call to talk about what you would like help with.  I will then explain the different ways I can support you and answer any questions you may have so you can see how you feel abut us working together. Before our first session, I may also send you a questionnaire to help me tailor our work to meet your individual needs and preferences. 

If you would like to have walk and talk sessions, our first appointment would be an indoor in-person session so that we have the opportunity to meet each other.  Afterwards, I will complete a risk assessment of the area we will be walking and email this to you before our first walk and talk session. 

What I can help with

Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Depression, Loss, Personal development, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Spirituality, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Creative therapy, Integrative, Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainees

How I deliver therapy

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