About me

Lucy Brizell

MBACP PGDip Integrative Counsellor

I am a qualified integrative relational counsellor, which enables me to work within a variety of theories and techniques to work with you to support you in finding what has meaning for you as an individual. I provide a safe and confidential, non-judgemental therapeutic space for you to explore what has brought you to this point, working at your own pace. By exploring this together you can gain insight and awareness, looking at underlying issues which will help you uncover repeated patterns of behaviour, and can enable you to create positive changes in your life.

I offer therapy in an affirming way and am committed to work within your own experience of adversity, diversity and relationships to find what is meaningful to you. To work collaboratively, build trust and value your beliefs and core values.

I believe that, as humans, we are shaped by our relationships from our earliest attachments to our present lives. When relationships break down, or fail to give us what we need, this can have a big impact on our sense of self, make our lives difficult and affect our confidence. Counselling offers an opportunity to become more aware of past experiences and patterns of relating that may no longer serve you.

I have worked as an integrative counsellor at a charity since the start of 2021. Before retraining as a counsellor I worked for many years in an NHS IAPT services for mental health, using a CBT based approach.

Training & qualifications

I continue to study and train to expand my experience and knowledge as a counsellor and as a human being. I am currently training for the CPCAB Level 5 Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling and hold the CPCAB Level 4 Postgraduate Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. A long time ago I completed a degree in Psychology (BSc hons) and, while previously working for the NHS, completed my Postgraduate Diploma in Mental Health Studies, through the University of Southampton.

Memberships & accreditations

I am a member of the BACP and fully uphold their Ethical Framework and best practice guidance, to provide an ethical and safe therapeutic environment. For more information visit www.bacp.co.uk.

Areas of counselling I work with

  • Abuse
  • Anger
  • Anxiety; including Generalised
  • Anxiety Disorder and Panic
  • ASD/Neurodivergent
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Chronic Illness and Pain
  • Depression, Low Mood and
  • Sadness
  • Disability
  • Emotional abuse
  • Gender, Sexuality and
  • Relationship Diversity
  • Loneliness
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Relationship Breakdown
  • Shame and Guilt
  • Stress and Burnout

Get in touch

If you have made the decision to contact me for counselling I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation, to give you the opportunity to ask me questions and see if we can work together.