You may previously have turned to family, friends or a partner for support but now think you would like to talk to an empathic professional who will provide a confidential, non-judgemental place where you can explore your thoughts, behaviours, worries, issues and feelings.
Or, you may have had therapy before and something new has arisen which is causing you distress and uncertainty.
It will depend on why you are coming to therapy, and your unique story, but the therapy I offer can support you in working through painful feelings, finding coping strategies, discovering you have choices and that change can be possible for you.
Whatever your situation choosing a therapist can be a difficult decision so, please read on for further information and get in touch if you have any questions and to discuss your hopes from therapy.
Psychotherapy and Counselling with Lulu Eden
I work with individuals who have a range of emotional issues which impact their day-to-day lives; including struggling with work-related stress, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, coping with loss, bereavement, feelings of depression, anxiety, feeling overwhelmed, having difficulty in coming to terms with past events, experiencing relationship issues, finding it challenging to manage a life transition such as divorce, menopause, parenting, redundancy or retirement.
Menopausal symptoms can have an impact on a women’s day-to-day life, including affecting their relationships, identity, daily functioning, causing depression, anxiety, difficulty in sleeping.
Parents of young children sometimes struggle with the day-to-day challenges as well as experiencing a loss of identity, problems with relationships and feelings of isolation.
How we work together in therapy
As a Humanistic psychotherapist I practice with the belief that each person is unique, that we strive to belong, to connect with others, to feel valued, to be seen and to be heard and that we have self-responsibility as well as responsibility towards others. I work from the understanding that wellness, healing and personal growth is a natural tendency within us and to move towards this growth we need to find an environment that is supportive and feels safe enough to enable us to explore, and at times challenge, our long-held beliefs, feelings, and behaviours.
I have a relational approach to therapy, which means I value the therapeutic relationship and the opportunity this provides for the development of an authentic and mutual connection from which we can gain an insight into your patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaviour, in relationship to yourself and others.
We will work collaboratively and can focus on particular issues, or adopt an exploratory approach if you feel uncertain where to start. We will explore your experiences and rather than give advice I see my role as supporting you, which at times may mean challenging you, as you develop self-awareness enabling you to see things more clearly, and from a different perspective.
It is from this understanding that I welcome clients and provide a warm, non-judgmental environment where you feel safe to explore your experiences, at your pace.
Areas I work with:
I work with adults (18 years +) from diverse backgrounds who experience a range of issues which impact their lives, including:
- Bereavement & Grief
- Identity issues
- Life Transitions eg Divorce, Menopause, Parenting Issues, Redundancy, Retirement
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Personal Growth
- Relationship Issues
In the early 2000’s I retrained as a Montessori school teacher, after working in the corporate world for 15 years. The Montessori philosophy is one of non-directivity, enabling children to develop at their own pace in a creative and supportive environment. This philosophy resonated with my belief that we are all different with differing needs, and with my personal values of respect, fairness, integrity, kindness, trustworthiness, and belief in the importance of enhancing individuals’ wellbeing.
Having experienced therapy in the past, to support me through a difficult period in my life, training as a counsellor seemed a natural progression from nurturing children and later supporting adults emotionally and practically at a charity called Homestart.
Psychotherapeutic Counselling Qualifications and Training:
I am a qualified Humanistic Psychotherapist who trained at the Metanoia Institute in London.
My professional qualifications include:
- Psychotherapist, UKCP Member (Registration no 2011166708)
- MSc in Humanistic Psychotherapy
- Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapy
- Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling
- Registered Member of BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists) Registration number 384806
- Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
- BACP Certificate of Proficiency
I attend on-going professional supervision and regularly undertake courses to support my continued professional development.
I practice in accordance with the professional and ethical guidelines and codes provided by UKCP and BACP.
I work in private practice as well as at a London based charity offering low cost counselling.
Contact and what happens next:
Please email or call for further information, or to arrange a time for an initial telephone conversation (approximately 15 mins), when we can discuss what you are looking for in therapy. If, after this phone call, you decide to proceed we can arrange a first meeting.
At the first meeting we start to explore the issues you are bringing to therapy and consider, together, the best way forward and you will also experience how we will work together.
£85 for a 50 minute session
Short-term and Long-term therapy
Psychotherapy sessions at City Therapy Space: