Welcome. My name is Lillie, I am a psychotherapeutic Counsellor and member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I work with a diverse client group of young people aged 16+, adults and older adults. I have experience in many different areas (Inc Trauma) and therapeutic approaches which means, together, we can tailor therapy to fit your individual needs.
It is important that the relationship with your psychotherapeutic counsellor is one of empathy and warmth, and that you feel comfortable. I offer a free 20min consultation so we can have a clear understanding of why you have come for therapy and how we may be able to work together.
My approach to therapy is Integrative Relational which is made up of different modalities including
Internal family Systems I am currently completing training at the IFS institute this is the official training.
Somatic experiencing- I am currently training in Somatic Experiencing, this is a body based approach to treat trauma and other stress disorders
Sensory Motor Psychotherapy-draws from somatic therapies, neuroscience, attachment theory, and cognitive approaches, as well as from the Hakomi Method.
Psychodynamic - linking past events and subconscious coping mechanism into present behaviours and behavioural patterns
Developmental - this includes attachment theory and is based on the coping strategies we use for attachment as children and how they present themselves in the present
Person centred - a client centred, non-directive approach
Creative therapies - these help to uncover hidden-state emotions and trauma in order to heal
Spiritual therapies - these therapies can include existentialism which focuses on death, freedom, responsibility, and the meaning of life
Neuroscience - I have studied neuroscience and the effect of therapy in creating new neuropathways and awareness. I studied the nervous system and how this contributes to symptoms such as depression and anxiety
My background is in theatre which is where I first started seeing the impact creativity had on mental health and well-being. For this reason, I like to bring creativity and fun into my work. I love yoga and dance which fuels my interest in work with the body. Mindfulness
and meditation are tools I find helpful in assisting us living in the present. My other experience is:
Khiron Day Clinic Harley Street- Alongside Private Practice I work at Khiron Trauma Recovery Day clinic. Here I work 1 to1 and hold group works including movement, lectures, process group etc. https://khironclinics.com/people/
NHS - I worked within the NHS as a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor supporting people presenting with anxiety, depression, body image issues and eating disorders
Clini Q - I worked as a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor for a trans and non-binary health and wellbeing service
Maytree - I volunteered for years supporting clients with suicidal ideation within a residential respite centre. Clients often presented with other issues such difficulty with relationships, anxiety, depression and trauma
Terrance Higgins Trust (Sex Workers in Sexual Health) - supporting a diverse range of clients working within the sex industry. Training included working with clients with HIV, Relationships, Sexual and Gender Diversity.
Crisis - supporting vulnerable women and people with addiction