Welcome to White Candle Counselling

Hi, my name is Lucy Sumner, I’m a fully qualified Counsellor and NCPS accredited, BICA registered provider of Integrative therapy in Warrington, Cheshire.

Do you struggle to talk to friends and family and need to talk to someone who has been through it and understands? I’m passionate about helping those going through miscarriage, baby loss, TFMR (termination for medical reasons) and infertility to feel more understood and supported. I have over 7 years experience of helping clients, and my private practice is online by teams and by phone (I call you).


I love what I do and feel privileged that clients trust me with emotions so private that they may never have spoken to someone else about.

Integrative Therapy

I have practiced integrative therapy since 2017, qualifying in 2019. Integrative therapy means I use a blend of different therapies – person centred (sometimes called talking therapy), CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy which looks at your thoughts, beliefs and attitude and how they affect your feelings and actions and psychodynamic therapy (which explores the connection between your past experiences and your current mindset). We will use the most appropriate strand of therapy for you depending on what you bring to sessions.

 

You may feel that talking therapy is most appropriate as you navigate the complex feelings and emotions of miscarriage, baby loss, infertility and TFMR and speaking to someone who understands, or you may feel that using CBT would be helpful as you want some coping mechanisms to help reduce stress or anxiety when going through fertility treatment, miscarriage or baby loss. Maybe past experiences are influencing current behaviours? This is something we can look at through the psychodynamic therapy model.


Initial Consultation

When I was training to be a counsellor, I attended hours of counselling myself. I understand it is daunting to take that first step and contact a counsellor as I’ve been there myself, but to have that time once a week to say whatever I wanted to say, was really beneficial. It helped me to work through my own life experiences, and I understand the value of investing in counselling with a well trained professional.

 

I offer a free 15 minute consultation phone call (I call you) to find out what you want from counselling, what to expect from me and to see if we could work together. This gives you the opportunity to ask any questions you would like. There is no obligation to proceed with counselling with me.  


My Location

I work from my summerhouse at the end of my garden in Warrington, Cheshire, providing sessions online by teams and by phone

I work Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday day times.

Pricing & Session Length

15 minute consultation - free

50 minute session counselling - £50 

Payment by bank transfer 48 hours prior to session to block out the slot

 

I recommend weekly sessions of counselling


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FAQs

What happens during integrative therapy?

Firstly we will have a free consultation to find out what you want to bring to counselling, what your aim is, what you expect from me and if we can work together. If you decide to proceed with counselling with me, I will work with what you bring to sessions.

How do I know if I need therapy?

If your mood, thoughts and behaviour are affecting your day to day functioning then therapy may be recommended. My practice is suitable for all people going through babyloss, miscarriage, TFMR and infertility

How long does each session last?

Sessions last 50 minutes. I can offer you the specialist support you need through integrative therapy. Please get in touch to arrange a free consultation.

How often should I have a session?

Generally I see clients once a week, but you may feel over time fortnightly is more appropriate for you. 

How do I pay for counselling sessions?

I accept payment via bank transfer, 48 hours in advance of a session in order to block out the session. For cancellations I have a 24 hour cancellation policy, otherwise refunds will not be eligible.  

About online/phone sessions

Online sessions take place via teams, once you have decided to proceed with counselling with me I will send you a link to use for our sessions. If you decide you would prefer to have sessions via phone then I will call you at the time we have agreed for our session.


Get in Touch

Feel free to get in touch with me if you would like more information about how I work, what I offer, whether counselling would be helpful for you, or to arrange an initial consultation. 

 

You can call or text me on 07497 839495 if you would prefer. 

All enquiries will be answered as soon as possible. Contact is strictly confidential and uses secure phone and email services.

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