BScBSc (Hons), Diploma in Eclectic Counselling, MBACP (Accred)
Lucy’s interest in an holistic approach to health was identified during her BSc (Hons) Combined Health Studies degree at Birmingham City University which incorporated a psychological, sociological and physiological approach to health. On gaining a 2:1, Lucy took particular interest in psychology. She worked as a project co-ordinator at a fertility charity in the Midlands and went on to study an Eclectic Counselling Diploma at Birmingham University which she completed in 2002.
Following her counselling diploma, Lucy provided both specialist and generic counselling within charity and NHS settings from 2002 until 2015. In 2007, she also became an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Lucy has always had a great interest in fertility and pregnancy and in 2010 trained to become a Hypnobirthing practitioner, supporting women and their birth companions to achieve a more relaxed and comfortable birth experience. In 2014 (due to her love of training and providing prenatal and postnatal support to women) she also went on to train as a HypnoMothering practitioner supporting women in their transition into motherhood.
A mother of three, Lucy understands the journey into motherhood from a personal perspective. Her dedication to supporting maternal mental health (specifically birth trauma) was born from her own experience of losing her eldest daughter in 2009. On her journey to recovery, she was determined to one day combine the benefits of her own personal experience with her professional background. Lucy, therefore, seized the opportunity to train as a Birth Trauma Resolution Practitioner in 2016, certified by the Birth Trauma Resolution training programme. This training she received was also accredited by the Royal College of Midwives.