Therapy tailored for you
mind, body, feelings & soul to come together & connect in harmony
Why green sky counselling
COMMITTED TO PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS
I’m Lucy (she/ her) the founder of Green Sky Counselling and a registered counsellor with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am also a certified therapeutic play practitioner with Play Therapy UK (PTUK) and an Eco Therapist. I have been working with children, young people and adults in a range of roles for over twelve years. I have experience in supporting people with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, stress and many other difficulties that may be causing tangled thoughts and feelings. I will not tell you what to do, never judge and find connecting with people and sharing trust is a privilege, helping you feel supported to share whatever is troubling you.
Green Sky Counselling offers a range of confidential therapy sessions to children 5-13, young people 11+ and adults in the BCP and wider Dorset areas. I offer traditional talking therapy, walk and talk therapy and in addition, creative therapy interspersed into these sessions if the client finds this appealing. All my therapeutic work is underpinned by the BACP’s and PTUK’s Ethical Framework which can be found on the documents page here.
young people counselling
In addition to your worries, your brain is changing, which will impact how you think, feel and interact with others. I will never judge you and accept you as a unique individual, working alongside you to understand yourself better, accept yourself, and manage your feelings and stresses all in a neutral place.
The Coach House is warm and welcoming
In a quiet location in Parkstone, Poole, I offer talking therapy sessions from a secluded and confidential Coach House.
The Coach House is warm and welcoming with a homely yet professional feel, with its own access.
I listen and offer a safe place to talk, helping you find your own answers without judgement. Together, we can make sense of things and resolve or find a way to live with complicated feelings.
I can help you recognise unhelpful patterns in the way you think and behave, finding ways to change them if that is what you want to do.
There is a creative area within the room where we can integrate creativity into our therapy sessions with creative work if you feel comfortable doing so. See Creative Therapy below for further clarification on how this may help.
The Coach House provides easy access from Poole, Bournemouth, Wimborne, Ferndown and Wareham. There is parking available in a nearby car park, reception facilities and toilets available. Ashley Road, Parkstone is a two-minute walk from the Coach House where you will find all major bus routes and bus stops.
Please see the contact information for specific location details.
WALK AND TALK THERAPY
Therapy at your pace
This is where the therapeutic components of talking therapy remain but are simply taken outdoors.
Walking side by side can be much less intimidating and helps release inhibition.
This style of therapy can benefit many people, as maybe you like the outdoors or work/spend lessons inside a building and don’t get a chance to be outdoors much.
Being outdoors is intrinsically linked to allowing our thoughts to come free. Whether being still or walking, we will work at a pace that suits you.
Creative work does not have to be missed if we are out and about in nature. If you wish to integrate creativity, we can include creativity in these sessions and also utilise the environment to make sense of how you are feeling and want to move forward.
I offer walk and talk sessions in a range of locations and we can discuss the most suitable place for us both at the time of assessment.
WALK AND TALK LOCATIONS
Poole: Upton Country Park from the
Poole Road Car park. Poole Rd, Upton,
Poole BH16 5SU. Car parking is free.
Bournemouth: Stour Valley Nature
Reserve, Bournemouth, BH9 3NZ. Free car parking.
Wimborne: Badbury Rings, Shapwick,
Blandford Forum DT11 9JL. Car parking is £1 for 1 hour.
September – May: I also offer sessions at Sandbanks and Branksome Dene Chine as these are the quietest beaches I have found during these months. I avoid the beaches in the summer months due to an increase in visitors which can compromise confidentiality.
Sandbanks: Shore Road, Poole BH13 7PN
Branksome Dene Chine: 8 Pinewood Road, Poole BH13 6JS
Integrating creativity into sessions will always be the client’s choice. This is not about being good at creative arts but nourishing our creative avenues, allowing us to see the joy which can be found in unshackling ourselves from the constraints of expectations.
Creativity in therapy allows a symbolic expression and communication, which can make all the difference to someone finding it hard to put their thoughts and feelings into words.