Lucy Candey Counselling
If you are experiencing difficult life choices, grief and loss, relationship issues, depression, anxiety or emotional challenges then I can offer a safe and confidential space in which you may explore your thoughts, feelings and emotions.
I work with both individuals and couples from my private practice in Wimbledon Village, SW19.
I can work with you to help you to understand and find a new perspective on whatever issue you choose to bring, which might include: bereavement and loss; life stress, challenges or difficult choices; end of life issues; relationship problems including intimacy and betrayal; self-esteem; anxiety or depression.
I have particular expertise and experience in working with those who are bereaved or who have suffered traumatic losses and who need a space in which to grieve. This includes loss during pregnancy.
I work on a short or long term basis depending on your needs. Short term therapy is usually between 6 and 12 sessions. We will work together to decide what best fits your needs. We will start with an introductory session to talk about what you might need, and to give you the chance to decide whether I am the right person to help you try to find it.
Before becoming a counsellor I worked as a commercial solicitor for more than 12 years. In that role I worked extensively with individual clients facing crisis situations. I bring a good understanding of the potential pressures of the workplace and also the difficulties in trying to achieve a healthy work/life balance.
Qualifications and Memberships
Registered Member of BACP
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Certificates in Counselling Skills
Couples Counselling Certificate
2:1 LLB (Hons) Law Degree
I adhere to the BACP (British Association of Councillors and Psychotherapists) Ethical Framework.
In addition to my private practice I have worked with clients at a bereavement service and also within an NHS GP practice.
BACP Registered Member No 373661
Person-centred therapy focuses on individuals' own self-worth, values and beliefs. We will look at how you feel in the "here and now", without seeking to analyse or interpret the past. Through providing a space that is non-judgmental, honest and empathetic, I can help you to explore your feelings, thoughts and emotions and support you to achieve positive change.
"...significant positive personality change does not occur except in a relationship"
Existential therapy can help you to explore your beliefs and assumptions from a different perspective. We can work together to help you to accept the anxieties that everyday life can bring, and find the right balance in all aspects of your life (spiritual, psychological, social and physical).
"Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way."
Please do contact me with any questions if you are unsure whether counselling is right for you, whether I am the right person to help or to make an appointment for an initial assessment. Please feel free to leave me a message and I will respond during normal business hours.
Individuals: £70 per session
Couples: £100 per session
I offer an introductory assessment session for £35.