It can evoke a variety of feelings in a person when seeking help from another; I understand this and the strength it has taken you to make this step, in exploring other ways to help yourself, especially meeting me a; ‘new person’ to help aid with problems that you may be experiencing. A common question is; “How can this person help me?” Well I can offer an environment that is built on acceptance, I am here to help you share your problems, look at them, take them apart and put them back together in a way that is more comfortable for you. Hopefully you will move forward with empowerment and control in your life without these problems weighing and bringing you down. I will be a companion on this journey sharing these moments and reassuring you that you are not on your own. Another question that can arise when seeking help is; “How can I trust this person?” our sessions will be confidential; I am not here to pass judgment on you, I am here to offer you support and acceptance. My approach is very much about our relationship, the trust that will hopefully enable you to become more comfortable in expressing your needs. The key is that you feel safe, we will be equal partners in this journey.

About me/Training

I started my training in 2012 at ESCG  Eastbourne, with level 1 and 2, this really opened my eyes and I felt I had found my profession of choice, I went forward completing the Foundation Degree in Person-Centred Counselling (FDsc) and then progressed, in 2015-2016 to the Bachelor of Honours Degree in Person-Centred Counselling (BSc, Hons). In 2016 I obtained a certificate in couples counselling, 2018 I achieved Accreditation and in 2019 a Diploma in Therapeutic Supervision. 

I am dedicated to my own professional development and therefore I continue to attend courses/training days to help build my understanding and develop my practice further. 

Previously I have volunteered at Counselling plus, Cruse East Sussex, St Wilfred's Hospice, Action For Change and now I am working in private practice. Individuals express themselves differently so I offer experiential ways of working with my clients, such as;  drawing, writing, poetry, or face to face talking, so if you feel you would like to try out different ways of communicating please let me know. Little Lodge is your space to explore you, and how you like to express yourself, there are no expectations just space to be you.

​I facilitate the Eastbourne Person-Centred groupwhich runs monthly. This is a group for trained counsellors/counsellors in training and for anyone who is interested in this approach.

In 2017-2021 I embarked on a teaching career as a tutor for various establishments across East Sussex, including; NCFE East Sussex College and CPCAB courses run by South Coast Wellbeing and Training Centre and CPTA. I have experienced teaching students from level 1, through to level 5 in counselling, including delivering short workshops for mental health in the community. In 2020 I completed my Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) I enjoyed teaching and being on the journey with students, this I feel, added to my personal development. In late 2022 I started teaching again for a level 5 diploma in psychotherapeutic counselling CPCAB course for CPTA and thelevel 1 Interpersonal skills course for East Sussex College

I have worked for various different EAP services,  such as; Axa, Workplace Options, HELP, BEN, CBT Clinics and Moving Minds, delivering short term therapy for their clients. 

I vounteer for Age UK East Sussex as a befriender, helping to combat loneliness in the elderly which is something I am passionate about.

I am a person-centred supervisor, please go to the supervisor page for more information. I offer students on counselling courses discounted rates. 

My Mission

My mission as a person-centred counsellor is to enable you, as the client to feel empowered and comfortable within your own skin. To be able to feel confident in who you are and stand up for your needs.

​​Person-Centred Counselling in Bexhill-on-Sea.

​​​Little Lodge Counselling

​My Name is Lucy and I am a counsellor at Little Lodge, I am BACP Accredited member, registered and insured (more information under the sessions tab). I have been fortunate to work with over 400 clients and I have worked over 6,000 client hours to date (2024), with individuals, couples and teenagers. 

Issues I have worked with are: 
childhood issues, depression, past affecting the present, health issues, relationship issues, loss of identity, purpose or meaning, issues with alcohol, divorce, lack of confidence, separation, panic attacks, feeling afraid,  redundancy,  stress, anger, abuse, anxiety, OCD, self esteem issues, work problems, suicide within a family, suicidal thoughts, bereavement, ​ loss of a child. I am a trauma informed counsellor. 

​Therapy can aid a person to feel; in-control, accepting of themselves and able to cope more with their problems. This is done by focusing on the clients issues, growing their awareness with a counsellor/therapist that is non-judgmental and accepting of them as a person.