You may previously have turned to family or friends but now you feel you would like to talk to an empathic professional who will provide a confidential, non-judgemental place where you can explore your thoughts, issues, and feelings to help you understand why you feel, think and behave the way you do, and find ways to support yourself.
I work with anyone who has an emotional issue, whether you are in a difficult situation and finding it hard to know what to do, struggling with general feelings of anxiety, feelings of depression, coping with loss or death, struggling to find your self-confidence, or any manner of issue that you might face, in your life, which leaves you feeling confused or overwhelmed.
Psychotherapeutic Counselling with Lulu Eden
Some of the specialist areas I work with
I work with clients who bring a variety of different emotional and psychological issues and have a special interest in working with:
Parents coping with the challenges of having young children
I have a particular interest in working with parents of young children who are struggling with the day to day challenges; this may include their sense of identity and family relationships.
Women suffering from menopausal symptoms
The menopause is a part of life for most women however this life transition can be stage which is little talked about. Menopausal symptoms can have an impact on women’s day to day life effecting their identity, functioning, cause brain fog, low mood and anxiety, lack of sleep as well as causing other physiological effects. Counselling can be a safe space to explore your own personal transition through the menopause and is an area in which I have a particular interest.
How we work together in therapy
My practice is based on the humanistic philosophy that, as human beings, we are all unique, with our own story, that we strive to belong and that we have a responsibility to one another as well as to ourselves.
A central belief is that we have an innate motivation which moves us towards personal growth, to wish to make meaning and sense of our lives and to try to find a way to feel different or better if we feel confused, overwhelmed or in conflict with others or ourselves.
It is from this understanding that I use my experience and aim to meet you as a unique human being, and to provide a warm, non-judgmental and supportive environment where we can work together, at your pace, to develop your awareness and self-understanding.
We can focus on particular issues, or adopt an exploratory approach if you feel uncertain about where to start. I work in a collaborative way so, rather than give advice, I see my role as supporting you to develop your self-awareness so enabling you to see things more clearly, perhaps from a different perspective.
My approach is relational and through exploring our therapeutic relationship and other relationships, both present and past, you can gain a better understanding of your relational dynamics, with yourself and others. It will be dependent on what is bringing you to therapy, and your unique history, but therapy can support you to develop an awareness that you have choices, and that change can be possible.
Areas I work with:
I have experience working with clients from diverse backgrounds and of different ages (18 yrs +) and am interested in the following areas:
- Bereavement & Grief
- Life Transitions
- Parenting Issues
- Personal Growth
- Identity issues
- Relationship Issues
My original career was in Sales and Marketing in a large corporation. In the early 2000’s I retrained as a Montessori teacher, which has a philosophy of non-directivity and enabling children to develop at their own pace in a creative and supportive environment. As my interest in counselling grew and I began my counselling training, I worked for Homestart, a charity which supports parents caring for their young children.
Psychotherapeutic Counselling Qualifications and Training:
I am a qualified Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and trained at the Metanoia Institute in London.
My qualifications and training include the following:
- Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling
- Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
- Certificate of Higher Education – Counselling and Counselling Skills
- Registered Member of BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists) Registration number 384806
- BACP Certificate of Proficiency
- In final year of a MSc in Humanistic Psychotherapy
I am in on-going professional supervision and I regularly undertake courses for professional development. I abide by the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
As well as working in private practice I work at a charity offering counselling in West London.
Please email or call for further information. I can offer a brief phone call to discuss what you would like from therapy and we can then arrange a first meeting if you would like. At the first meeting we can begin to explore what is bringing you to therapy and consider, together, the best way forward. You will also have the opportunity to experience how we would work together and to ask any further questions that you may have.
£70 for a 50 minute session
Short-term and Long-term therapy