Integrative Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist
MA, BA Hons, PGDip, Adv Dip, MBACP
Lucy is based in Bristol and is available for online therapeutic services in Jersey. Jane and Lucy work together to support siblings and the family as a whole.
As a child and adolescent therapist, I am able to offer children and young people a safe space to acknowledge, experience and process their feelings, alongside a reliable adult, in confidence. These feelings, may at times, seem unmanageable and overwhelming, leaving children confused or distressed, anxious or frightened. Feelings may present in huge angry outburst, depressive or shut down behaviours or self-harming activities.
Evidence suggests that supporting children and young people therapeutically at an early age, in experiencing and making sense of a range of feelings, nurtures the development of physical health, mental health, resilience and well being. In my work, I foster a playful, accepting and empathic approach, enabling the child to experience all parts of themselves with in the therapeutic relationship, in a safe and caring environment.
Lucy has worked with children for the past 26yrs, as a creative Child Support Worker, Therapeutic Play worker and Youth-worker, in Hackney, East London. Lucy currently works as Child and Adolescent Therapeutic Counsellor, living and practicing in Bristol.
“It was in the formative years of my career, as a Therapeutic Play worker, that I first experienced children suffering huge emotional difficulties, many of whose behaviour was seen as un-manageable. I witnessed, the transformation of these children as they played freely within a creative , safe environment. They were free to choose, be it playing in the sand, sculpting clay, play-acting, drawing or making a big mess with paints. I began to understand that, given the opportunity, the children were able to build a more robust sense of them selves as they played and experienced the development of a meaningful relationship with the workers. It was the relationships I formed with these children that inspired me to train as a Therapeutic Counsellor, using the arts as a central means of self-expression. ”