Welcome. If you’ve found my website, it’s probably because you feel you might need some help in addressing difficulties or challenges in your life.
Perhaps you are struggling with grief for someone – or something – you’ve lost, and you’re feeling impatient with yourself that you’re finding it difficult to move on. You may be going through some big changes in your life – or changes that you think are small, but feel big. Or you’re dealing with thoughts or feelings that you just don’t feel able to share with people close to you, because you feel you have to look as if you’re coping.
You might realise that you need help with anxiety, or help with depression. Or you might describe what you’re feeling as impostor syndrome, overthinking things, stress, struggling to cope, wanting to hide away.
Maybe you don’t even know what it is that’s wrong – but you know you are unhappy, or unsettled, at the moment and want to do something about it.
Sometimes counsellors, healthcare professionals, carers, parents are so busy caring for others that looking after themselves gets pushed way down the list. But whoever you are, if you’re exhausted, but feel guilty when you even think about prioritising your own wants and needs, then please get in touch.
I’m an online counsellor and a face to face therapist in Edinburgh and East Lothian. If you’re ready to take the first steps toward learning to like yourself a bit more, I can help you:
- find ways of listening to your inner child;
- increase your resilience by paying attention to your emotional, mental and physical needs;
- improve the relationships you have with others AND YOU.
I hope this website will answer some of your questions about counselling and about me; please contact me at LucyHyde@protonmail.com or 07880 932655 if you want to find out more.
I work with clients in person in Edinburgh and Cockenzie, and online. Online therapy includes the following options:
- Email counselling
- Live instant messaging (IM) therapy
- Webcam / video-call online therapy
- Telephone counselling
Get in touch today if you have any questions: LucyHyde@protonmail.com
Please note that online counselling is not appropriate if you are in acute distress. If this is the case, I advise you to contact:
- your GP
- your local A&E department
- The Samaritans: tel UK 116 123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you a counsellor working online, or considering working online? The Online Counselling and Therapy in Action conference is on 5 October in Manchester. You can find out more about it here.