Lucy Howchen Integrative Psychotherapist London E8Lucy Howchen:

Integrative Psychotherapist (MBACP)

My name is Lucy Howchen and I am an Integrative Psychotherapist working with children, young people and adults. I am currently offering online sessions to clients within the UK.

I am a full member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and abide by their ethical framework.

As an Integrative therapist, I have received training in different types of modalities meaning I am able to draw upon these to find the best-suited therapy interventions for each individual client.

I have five years of clinical experience and have worked across a range of presenting themes in both online and face-to-face settings for two well-established therapy providers.

The first was within the online therapy provider, Mable Therapy, where I gained a wealth of experience in offering therapeutic interventions to clients from as young as 7 years of age within an online setting.

The second was working with clients of all ages that have experienced or have been witness to, sexual violence with the Centre for Action on Rape and Abuse (CARA).

These sessions included offering practical coping strategies to deal with the common side effects of sexual violence, including anxiety, sleep disturbances, post-traumatic and complex post-traumatic stress disorder. Within this role, I have also offered psychoeducation to parents and clients alike regarding the impact of their previous experiences and the way that they can be supported.

The focus of my sessions are to empower each client, offering them the opportunity to reach their therapy goals. For some of my clients, this has included guiding them through pre-trial therapy, and for others, this has been offering practical solutions and insights as to the impact that historical abuse has had on them, some 60 years on from the event.


Other areas of experience:
In addition, I have completed training in the following areas;


Therapy for children and young people:

My aim is to offer a space where young people feel safe and empowered while working alongside them to achieve their therapy goals. By doing so, the client is able to build resilience and develop coping strategies that will last the client a lifetime.

I incorporate a range of creative techniques to enable clients to name and process difficult emotions.

As the manager of the Low-Cost Service at HQ, I am aware of the importance of the therapeutic relationship, which is why I offer a free 15-minute introductory call with all clients before deciding whether you would like to begin working together.


***If you are in need of more information and guidance about therapy, please use the contact form at the bottom of this page.***

Lucy Howchen – Working Hours

Monday 11:00 – 14:00 Thursday 11:00 – 17:30
Tuesday 11:00 – 14:00 Friday 15:30 – 17:30
Wednesday 15:30 – 17:30 Sat-Sun N/A

Contact Details

Lucy Howchen, Integrative Psychotherapist, can be reached using the following:
Email: [email protected]

Clients Lucy Howchen Works With

Client Issues Lucy Deals With

Therapy Modalities Lucy uses With Clients

Training and Qualifications

– BSc Integrative Psychotherapy

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Should I Seek Therapy?

Many people, new to this type of help, believe that they need to be suffering from “mental illness” or serious “psychological problems”, or be in crisis in order for therapy and counselling to be appropriate for them. This is a common misconception; anyone can benefit from therapy when it comes to helping you deal with your personal feelings and problems, make positive changes in your life, and understand yourself better.

So what is therapy and counselling? If you’re new to this world then the first steps can sometimes be the most difficult. Therapy can be a very effective treatment for a whole range of personal problems covering areas from physical and emotional problems, different types of behavioural disorders, through to human sexuality issues and a host of wellbeing and complementary therapy techniques.

Any problem you have that is causing you concern, anxiety or distress is a valid and appropriate reason to reach out and find a therapist and talk to them about it. Far from something to be ashamed of, acknowledging your vulnerability and asking for help is a sign of maturity and strength.

If you feel that you have a desire and are committed to making changes in your life in order to overcome your current problems and achieve more long-term satisfaction, psychological wellbeing and personal fulfilment, then you are ready to seek therapy. We are here to help you work through a wide range of therapy issues that might be troubling you.

Will Information About Me Be Safe & Secure?

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HQ Therapy Rooms takes your privacy and confidentiality very seriously. Our therapists are required to keep everything said in therapy sessions between you, just like your doctor is required to keep your records private.

For therapy to be effective, there must be unconditional trust built between you and your therapist, and this relies on a shared understanding of confidentiality. It applies to the outside world as well: it is standard practice for therapists not to acknowledge their clients if they run into them outside of the therapy rooms in order to help protect their client’s confidentiality. Read our full privacy policy for more information.

Can I Contact You For Advice About Getting Therapy?

Talking about your thoughts and feelings with a supportive therapist can often make you feel better and help you face your problems. It feels good to be listened to and to know that someone cares about you and wants to help. It is important that you find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and can build a trusting relationship to help you make positive changes in your life.

But how do you know what type of therapy is right for you? Taking the first steps in finding the right therapist can be the biggest hurdle for newcomers, so we have made it easy. Simply fill out the form below in confidence, and one of our fully qualified referral therapists can work with you to make sure you connect with the right practitioner and receive the correct therapy and counselling services you require.

Our practitioners deal with a wide range of therapy issues using different types of therapy modalities tailored for the types of clients we work with. We also cater for people who are beset with financial difficulties, offering them services ranging from low-cost therapy and reduced-rate therapy, to working with seasoned, qualified and accredited talking therapists.