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Lydia McCall truly believes that creating a strong therapeutic relationship is the key for therapeutic change to occur within her clients. She offers a safe, supportive and non judgmental space for you to be able to explore your thoughts and feelings so you can start to understand yourself on a deeper level. As a qualified integrative counsellor, Lydia works in a way that is unique to the person sitting in front of her and she tailors her approach to the individual taking into account their mental, physical and emotional needs. The main schools of practise Lydia draws upon are the psychodynamic approach and the person centred approach. Other techniques she uses regularly are cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness, self compassion practices, writing practices, embodiment practices and breathing techniques. Lydia believes that when you start to understand the causes of your concerns or triggers for your behaviour, you can then confidently set goals and develop new behaviours to improve all areas of your life. Lydia will help you to develop skills and tools to challenge unhelpful thinking, support you in accessing and managing emotions, so that you become empowered to resolve the problems you bring.
Counselling is not just for crisis management but also a space for personal development. Many people come to counselling to develop a greater level of self-confidence so they can move forward and start to live a more fulfilled and happy life.
Lydia has a background in health coaching, working 1:1 with clients, which led her to a career in counselling. Having personally struggled with depression, anxiety and crippling self-esteem issues for many years, Lydia knows first hand how debilitating these individual struggles can be on a person. Her personal experiences with these issues allow Lydia to really understand her clients on a much deeper level which enhances the therapeutic process in a positive and supportive way. Lydia has worked with clients experiencing a wide range of issues, such as; depression, anxiety, self-esteem, body image/food issues, bereavement, relationship difficulties, stress and life transitions.
Lydia is a qualified integrative counsellor working in private practice at The Awareness Centre in Clapham and online. She has completed her Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and is a member of the BACP. Her other qualifications include a certificate in health coaching, eating psychology and she has completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training. All of the training Lydia has completed has led her to take a holistic approach when it comes to health and wellbeing.