Natasha Lumley

BSc, Adv Dip Couns.
MBACP ​Accredited Counsellor
07792 090 627

Experienced, empathic and professional counselling for individuals or couples, in the beautiful East Sussex countryside, with the additional option of animal-assisted counselling or outdoor therapy available. Only 15 minutes from Tunbridge Wells, with easy parking in a peaceful setting, or in my Wadhurst clinic, with evening availability.
ABOUT ME
I am a fully qualified, experienced, humanistic counsellor and have been working with clients since 2011. I am registered and accredited with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and follow their Ethical Framework

I am passionate about the potential counselling has to enable changes for us all, and my years of experience have only grown this passion further, as I see people gain so much from the process of counselling, time and time again. 

I cannot imagine life without animals, and believe that animals bring not only joy and laughter, but also teach us so much about life and about ourselves. It is my absolute joy and privilege to care for the rescue animals in my life and a great pleasure to be able to combine my two passions with animal assisted counselling.

I have experience working in private practice, in an agency setting, in a hospice and in GP practices. Along with my  advanced diploma in humanistic counselling, I have completed a certificate course in Animal Assisted Therapy, as well as a Couples Counselling certificate course and many continuing professional development workshops. I work with individuals (adults and young people) and couples. I also offer telephone or online counselling.

Humanistic counselling is a model of counselling which allows the client to be in control of the direction and the speed of the work. It recognises that we are all trying our best to survive, but that life can be extremely challenging at times. As your counsellor, my role is not to tell you what to do, or offer any judgements. I am there to enable you to reach your own conclusions and to guide you in this process. This may happen through deeper exploration, through giving you space and time to express and allow your emotions, or by looking at coping mechanisms.

The BACP website has some useful information on the different types of therapy available and how therapy works here.

In the words of Carl Rogers, founder of humanistic therapy, 
"We cannot change, we cannot move away from what we are, until we thoroughly accept what we are. Then change seems to come about almost unnoticed." 
On Becoming a Person Carl Rogers