Natasha Lumley

Natasha is a fully qualified, experienced, humanistic counsellor and has been working with clients since 2011. She is registered and accredited with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and follows their Ethical Framework.

Natasha is passionate about the potential counselling has to enable changes for us all, and her years of experience have only grown this passion further, as she sees people gain so much from the process of counselling, time and time again.

​​Whether you are struggling with the overwhelm of anxiety, the exhausting burden of depression, the pain of loss or bereavement, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem or body image, longing to find a new direction in your life, or just need some support, counselling gives you a safe, non-judgmental, accepting place to explore these troubles, and gain a different perspective. Counselling enables us to have a deeper understanding of ourselves, and the situations which are causing us distress, giving us greater self-awareness and enabling us to shape and develop our lives and ourselves.

Natasha has experience working in private practice, in an agency setting, in a hospice and in GP practices. Along with her advanced diploma in humanistic counselling, she has completed a certificate course in Animal Assisted Therapy, as well as a Couples Counselling certificate course and many continuing professional development workshops. She works with individuals and couples.

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, the role is not to tell you what to do, or offer any judgments. The counsellor is 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.

Sessions last for 50 minutes and cost £50. Payment is due on the day by cash or cheque, or prior to the session by BACS transfer. Cancellations within 48 hours are charged in full. More information is available at www.mayfieldcounselling.com