Hello,  My name is Lucy, I am a professional, trained and qualified counsellor offering private counselling in Louth and psychotherapy in Louth Lincolnshire. 

I understand how daunting it can be searching for the right counsellor. It was in response to my own lived experience of lifes difficulties, that in 2001 I began my studies into the human experience.  My positive experiences of counselling in both the client and therapist chair are what continues to motivate me in my ongoing development as a professional therapist.  It maybe useful in your search for you to know that multiple studies have shown, regardless of the approach the counsellor works from, it is the quality of the relationship between the counsellor and client which is the key to the most effective therapy.  I offer a warm, non judgemental, sensitive and calm way of working which values you as an individual and recognises that, within you, there is the capacity for growth and change.  My training in a wide range of counselling approaches and techniques enables me to tailor therapy to each individual client offering both short term and long term therapy depending on the clients requirements. As such I would describe my theoretical approach as integrative.  You can be reassured that as a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists I have a strong commitment to ethical practice and receive regular supervision as part of this commitment.  Self referrals are very welcome, whatever your reason for seeking therapy feel free to contact me via email or telephone. I am happy to discuss how we can work together and welcome any questions you may have.  I am happy to offer a free initial telephone consultation.   Training, qualifications & experience  Qualfications  BSc Psychology and Social Sciences  BA (hons) Counselling Solutions  BTEC level 5 professional diploma in therapeutic counselling  Extensive and ongoing continuing professional development.  I am fully insured and a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.  Experience  Since first graduating in 2005 I have been privileged to have worked supporting people in a variety of settings, from supporting parents in neonatal intensive care, children and young people in the nhs and adults and older people in the community.  In recent years I have counselled individuals across a wide age range, from 11 to 89 in the community, schools, counselling charities and most recently in private practice.  Please follow the link below to my BACP listing  https://www.bacp.co.uk/profile/dd287a83-9148-e811-8105-3863bb349ac0/therapist?location=Louth  please click on the link below to visit our counselling directory listing.  https://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/counsellors/lucy-nicholas