Little Lodge Counselling
Person-Centred Counselling in Bexhill-on-Sea.
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. 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.
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 am a person-centred supervisor, please go to the supervisor page for more information. I offer students on counselling courses discounted rates.
My mission as a person-centred counsellor is to enable you, as the client to feel empowered and comfortable within your own skin.
Every person is different and unique - I do not push you into going faster, everything is done at your pace, which could be starting with immediate problems which can lead onto deeper and more underlying problems. My role would be to facilitate this deeper awareness, enabling you as the client to remain in-control of the content, giving you space to explore and challenge yourself further to reach your goal.
"Can you advise me what to do?"
As a Person-Centred Counsellor, I will not be directing you towards an objective that I may see as 'good' I am however here to facilitate you to determine your own goals, based on your own experiences. Facilitating your movement towards your own chosen goals, or working on creating your personal goals and enabling you to develop your own ways of thinking about situations. Overall I believe in you and trust your process, which I will be guided by.
"How do I know what therapist to go with?"
It is advisable to try out a few different therapists, to find the best person for you. Compare the way you feel when speaking to each counsellor, who you had the best sense of a connection with, most at ease with, it is really important to find who you feel confident and comfortable with so that you can work through your story.
My Name is Lucy and I am a counsellor at Little Lodge, I am BACP Accredited member, registered and insured.
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.
Therapy can aid a person too 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.