“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see”
Henry David Thoreau
A Positive Approach
Embrace Life’s Challenges
Life throws many surprises at us, and while we cannot predict the outcome of any situation, we can take control of how we respond to certain situations. I can help you to explore the possibilities, learn about acceptance and how to exert your power of choice over whatever life may throw at you.
It can be a revelation to talk things over with someone who is not directly involved, and who will listen attentively, without pressure or judgment. As you talk, you discover things about yourself and your understanding of things around you. It can be a reassuring and positive experience. In many cases, it is life-changing.
'I’ve found counselling extremely beneficial. Since moving away from my friends, I found it harder to talk to anyone about any issues I have. Especially anyone who is calm and doesn’t judge me or the people / situations I discuss. The counselling sessions with Lucy have been more beneficial than I can express. It was made easy and comfortable and I was able to be honest and open throughout every session.
This has made a really big, positive impact on my life.'
'If I didn’t have the support from you, I don’t really know where I would be now... if you help others half as much as you have me this world will be the happiest place. You have guided me in all the right directions, proving that I do have the ability to be as good as anyone else, enabling me to not be shy for being unique...'
TALKING THINGS THROUGH
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Lucy Ferguson, Ad Dip PC, Cert Hyp CS, MA Hons
I have an advanced diploma in psychotherapeutic counselling and a certificate in hypnotherapy skills, and a Master of Arts Honours degree in English Literature.
My approach is integrative and I will always adapt this to each individual client. My focus is always on providing a comfortable, welcoming, non judgmental environment for the client in which they can explore the areas of life and issues they want to, in complete confidence. I will follow where you lead and I will help you to find clarity and achieve progress. With me you can take your time and talk things through, or you can bring a specific issue or problem for a more practical, solution-focused approach.
All clients are offered a free initial consultation. We will plan the way forward together and have regular reviews. Approaches and techniques include Person-Centred, CBT, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, Analytical and Psychodynamic according to the client's needs and preferences. I also offer hypnotherapy. We will work together with transparency and observing ethical codes at all times. Areas that I am familiar working with include stress, anxiety, depression, phobia, relationships, bereavement and low self-esteem.