You might be looking for therapy because you’re feeling anxious and overwhelmed. Perhaps you’re feeling stuck and repeating old patterns of behaviour, or maybe you simply need some space to work out what it is you are feeling.
Whatever the catalyst has been, therapy can help you unpack the issues you are experiencing in a supportive and non-judgemental space.
Therapy with Lottie Boswell
I have worked with a wide variety of issues over the years from an equally broad range of clients, so whilst the below list is not exhaustive, it aims to provide you with some of the issues that I work with most frequently:
Anxiety and stress:
Do you notice yourself overthinking your interactions with friends and family? Worrying and catastrophising about the future? Or ruminating on how people perceive you at work? Anxiety can often creep in and it can be really challenging to both experience and to know what to do with it. If anxiety is something that you experience then therapy can really help with looking at what might be triggering it, as well as exploring techniques to help soothe and manage the symptoms.
Relationships: friends, family, partners
As well as being a source of contentment and joy, any type of relationship can also be a source of challenge and difficulty. Whether you are navigating conflict with your partner, feeling insecure within a friendship, or perhaps navigating a complicated relationship within your family – therapy can be transformative in helping to explore and ease these issues. We can work to understand the complexities and nuance of the difficulty and seek to find ways of moving forward in a way that works for you.
Work and career:
Sometimes the workplace can bring all sorts of issues to the fore; a difficult colleague, an ongoing sense of pressure and stress, periods of overwhelm and burn out, or feeling dissatisfied and unmotivated with the place you’re in. You may be unsure of how to advocate for yourself at work or how to manage the anger you feel towards a colleague. Work issues can often be a motivation for starting therapy which can help untangle some of the difficulties that can emerge at work.
There can often be an ambivalence about reflecting on our childhoods, sometimes there is a worry about ‘dragging something back up’ from the past or upsetting people within the family, or maybe a question about ‘does it actually matter?’ The early experiences we have within our families are formative and can set up our patterns of relating to others which can often influence us presently in ways we aren’t even consciously aware of. One of the aims of therapy is to bring the unconscious into our conscious awareness which may help with identifying unhelpful repeating patterns and give us some more choice over how we behave.
How we work together in therapy
I am an integrative therapist – this simply means that I trained in a variety of different therapeutic approaches. The benefit of being an integrative therapist is that I can be adaptable and flexible in terms of what each individual client needs.
My way of working is underpinned by developmental and attachment thinking which takes into consideration how our early lives and relationships may be influencing us and playing out in the present. I work in a relational way which means that I’ll be curious about what relationships are like for you broadly, as well as valuing the importance of the relationship we are able to build in therapy together.
My approach is trauma informed and as such I seek to create a safe, transparent and trusting space. Linked to this is an integration of body psychotherapy which means I hold an awareness of the mind-body connection and is essential in regulating our nervous systems.
I approach all client work with empathy; this means I will seek to understand you and your experiences without judgement. I find compassion and curiosity to also be key tools, but primarily I seek to establish trust with my clients, as the success of the therapeutic outcome is based on the quality of the relationship between client and therapist.
During a therapy session we can explore the nature of the challenges you’re facing, discover the roots of your response and find new ways of managing feelings.
Areas I work with:
I work individually with adults across a range of issues including:
- Anger and conflict
- Anxiety and worry
- Bereavement and loss
- Boarding school experiences
- Childhood abuse
- Depression and low mood
- Disordered eating and body image
- Expat related issues
- Family relationships: estrangement, divorce, infidelity
- Feeling overwhelmed and experiencing panic
- Health: health anxiety, chronic illness
- Identity issues
- Low self-esteem and not feeling good enough
- Parenting issues
- Relationship and dating
- Work-related issues
Qualifications, Training and Background:
I am a fully qualified Integrative Therapist, MBACP.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I hold a Diploma in Integrative Counselling from the Minster Centre – a UKCP registered training institute.
I adhere to the BACP ethical guidelines and standards which includes ongoing supervision and continued professional development. I undertake regular further training to support my practice.
As well as my work in private practice, I have also worked at a low-cost therapy service in London as well as within an NHS counselling service.
Getting in touch:
You may have had therapy previously, or may have no idea how to begin the process. The best way to reach me is via email – then the way that I work is to offer an initial free 15 minute phone consultation where you can let me know what’s bringing you to therapy, ask any questions you might have about the process and how I work, as well as a chance for us to go over practicalities (fees, scheduling sessions, availability etc).
Please contact me for current availability
£100 per 50 minute session
In person – I see clients at City Therapy Rooms (33 Furnival Street London EC4A 1JQ). Easily accessible via Chancery Lane, Holborn, Farringdon, City Thames Link or Temple.
Online – I see clients via Zoom and have been working online since 2020 which is a great way of making therapy accessible for clients who may need the flexibility that remote sessions can offer.