Lucy O'Connell

Lucy O'Connell

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Ashby-de-la-Zouch

Ashby-de-la-Zouch LE65
Sessions from £50.00



I currently work on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. 

I am based in Ashby de la Zouch town centre and can be reached easily from surrounding areas such as Swadlincote, Derby, Tamworth, Coalville, Loughborough and Leicester. 

About me and my therapy practice

Do you feel stuck and unsure of how to move forward? I am passionate about working with people, like you, to support and develop your psychological well-being. Working together, we will create a relationship that is supportive and safe, providing a space to really examine the issues that matter to you.

From being part of your self-care routine to times of emotional pain, I can work alongside you to make a real difference to the way that you feel. I am here to really listen to you – to your feelings, experiences and needs. Creative elements can be explored to fully understand your perspective and recognise how and why you are feeling the way you do.

It is a courageous step to admit there is something causing you emotional pain and reaching out can be challenging. In my experience many people feel anxious about talking about what is really going on for them. But you are in safe hands, we will explore your issues at a pace that is right for you so you can move forward feeling clearer and lighter. I would be more than happy to explore your goals and expectations during an assessment session to decide if we feel we can work together to develop a relationship that puts you at the very centre. 

Practice description

I can offer counselling to individuals from 14 years old and above. 

My experience is predominately based in loss – this could be in relation to health, sense of self, a job, relationship, or bereavement. I have worked with anxiety, including health anxiety, and trauma, having gained extensive experience of working within the cancer field in a cancer charity supporting patients, family members, carers and supporters. This has been complimented with experience of working with a broader client base within a private practice dealing with issues such as self-esteem, anxiety, depression and stress.

My previous career background within the education sector means I have a vast experience of working with children and adults in this area.

I have completed 30 hours of training in trauma to ensure my practise is trauma informed and supportive of the clients I work with.

So, if you are ready to make a change for the better, contact me now and let’s get started.

My first session

I can offer a free 10 minute introductory telephone call to discuss availability, your expectations of counselling and, most importantly, to see if you feel comfortable to work alongside me.

The first session is an initial assessment which will be 50 minutes long and gives us the opportunity to meet, for you to explore what you are looking for, your expectations and understanding of counselling. This will enable us to have a shared view of why you are seeking counselling. There will be some paperwork to complete, I will highlight how confidentiality works within counselling and I can provide a copy of my Privacy statement for you to look through. 

If you would like to proceed with counselling then we would look at setting a regular weekly appointment in order to work together. The decision of how many sessions you engage with is yours, however, we will regularly review to check the counselling is useful, purposeful and benefitting you. 

The initial session and counselling sessions are charged at £50-£55 per session

What I can help with

ADD / ADHD, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Infertility, Loss, Menopause, Mood disorder, Neurodiversity, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainees, Young people

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

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