My original training was in nursing, and I have over twenty-five years’ experience of working
with individuals and their families. This has included hospital and community settings.
I have always been interested in psychological and emotional health and completed a BSC
(hons) in psychology with the open university in 2009. Since then I have gone on to train as
a psychodynamic counsellor at Brighton university. I am a registered member of the British
Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP.)
As part of my counselling training, I have worked in a low-cost counselling service for a
number of years. I now work in private practice and have experience of working with adults
both short and long-term in relation to anxiety and depression, loss and bereavement,
transitional changes, relationships, abuse, sexuality, low self- esteem and personal
I have a particular interest in how we move through the stages of life and how
our perspectives change and are influenced by this. With a background in nursing, I'm also
interested in working with those in the helping professions.
Although my training is psychodynamic, I believe that there is more than one way of
exploring emotional distress. Sometimes our life experiences narrow our perspective and
there is a lot to be gained from working together to help you think about why you feel as you
Maybe you’re in a difficult relationship or you feel that your relationships don’t last. Many of
us struggle to make a life transition or cope with a change or loss in our lives. Perhaps you
feel your life is lacking meaning.
I can help you make sense of these experiences by understanding their meaning for you and
explore ways in which you can help yourself and develop personally.
When you have a greater understanding of yourself, you can find a new perspective on your
feelings that may not have felt possible before. Sometimes even small changes in how we
view things can make a difference.
We often limit ourselves with judgements and self-criticism. I can help you think about the
ways in which you can be more compassionate towards yourself.
Seeking counselling for the first time is a positive step in terms of self- care with people often
realising this once they start the process of exploration.
Qualification: PGDip in Psychodynamic Psychotherapeutic Counselling
I have a degree in Psychology from the Open University
I’m a Registered Nurse and District nurse with over 25 years’ experience of working in
hospital and community settings.
•Who I work with
I work with adults on a 1:1 basis
•Areas of support
Included in ‘About me’
•Type of therapy offered
I mostly work face to face but often combine this
with online sessions once we have worked together for a while.
£50 each 50-minute session.
You can also visit my website here; Lucyturvilcounselling.com