Treatments Practiced by Lucy Walthoe:
Philosophy and style of working:
My approach is based on a relational understanding of personal growth and recovery. I offer you a genuine, warm, non-judgmental, collaborative and gently-challenging relationship where you are safe to be vulnerable and find your way through. We will work together to explore your difficulties and emotions, understand your needs, find your strengths and activate your resources to thrive. I am an integrative therapist, meaning that I tailor my approach to suit your unique experience and goals. I have expertise in anxiety and depression, intense emotions, grief and loss, relationship issues, career stress, low self-esteem and intense self-criticism, loneliness, and unhealthy/distressing coping behaviours. I offer compassionate, specialist support to anyone struggling with perinatal difficulties, loss and the parenthood journey.
I use Gestalt, Contemporary Person-Centred, Relational Transactional Analysis to tailor my approach to your needs, strengths and goals. I integrate mindfulness and self-compassion practice, which supports lasting positive change in our relationship with ourselves and others. My work is trauma-informed and based on proven, evidence-based approaches.
- BA (1st Class) in Philosophy from the University of Cambridge
- MA from the University of Cambridge
- MPhil in Philosophy from the University of Cambridge, including original research.
- Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling, the Metanoia Institute
- MSc in Humanistic Psychotherapy (pending summer 2024), the Metanoia Institute
Training and Experience:
I am in my 4th year of a 5-year MSc in Humanistic Psychotherapy at the Metanoia Institute in London. Prior to training as a psychotherapist I had a 15+ year corporate career helping organisations achieve growth, manage change and recover from crises. My initial academic training is in Philosophy. I have a first class BA and MPhil in Philosophy from the University of Cambridge.
I have diverse clinical experience in the NHS, private and charity sector, including volunteering in a mother and baby unit in Hampshire. I have worked as a counsellor in addiction recovery service Inclusion, and as a counsellor and assessor at the Olive Branch Counselling Service in Winchester (since early 2020), supporting clients on a long-term basis.