White Candle Counselling

Miscarriage, babyloss, TFMR and infertility counsellor

My name is Lucy Sumner and I am a fully qualified MNCPS Acc and MBICA Integrative counsellor based in Warrington, Cheshire. I run White Candle Counselling and my practice is online and by telephone which means I can help adults across the UK.

I often hear people say they don’t feel they have anyone to talk to when they are going through miscarriage, babyloss, TFMR (termination for medical reasons), and infertility. As woman who has been through this, I understand the trauma, the complicated range of emotions and the physicality of it all. It’s very lonely. Clients often feel it’s uncomfortable to talk to their nearest and dearest, so I’m here to help you explore those feelings/emotions, and to listen to you in a non judgemental way. I’m an Integrative Counsellor, which basically means I used a blend of different therapies and will use the one most appropriate for you. I’m passionate about helping those going through miscarriage, babyloss, TFMR and infertility to feel more understood and supported. 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.

I’ve been a counsellor since 2019, I work with private clients and for a pregnancy loss charity called Cradle in Southport, and I’m on the Miscarriage Association’s and Arc (Antenatal Results and Choices) recommended therapist lists.

Qualifications:

CPCAB Introduction to Counselling CPCAB Level 2 Counselling Skills CPCAB Level 3

Counselling Studies ABC Level 4 Diploma Therapeutic Counselling

Foundation for Infant Loss – pregnancy and infant loss training

BICA Foundation Course for Fertility Counselling (CPCAB Accredited)

When I was training to be a counsellor, I attended hours of counselling myself. Every counsellor has been a client. 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.

In 2017 I began providing counselling with a charity in Preston, which helped me understand the wide variety of issues people go through. I was very nervous about my very first session. In early 2020 I set up my own private practice which I love. I started working online and by telephone, which meant that I was able to continue supporting people around the UK. Clients have took to this and found it has actually helped them to be a bit more flexible, so much so that i’ve continued to work this way.

Finding the right counsellor is a personal choice and you need to find one that you feel you can gel with. I sometimes have clients who don’t want to admit they want to ring a few counsellors before they make their decision. These are your sessions, you pay for them, so you need to decide if I am the right person for you and if we can work together.

Please feel free to contact me and we can arrange a free call first. It’s perfectly fine to say you’ll think about it or come back to me as you are under no obligation. Should you feel comfortable and ready to work together at this point, our first session will be 50 minutes.

Everyone is different and has had different experiences, so in that respect, counselling can be short or long term, over several months or years, and we will review progress as we go along. These are your sessions it’s up to you what you bring to them.

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My practice is in Warrington, Cheshire but I work nationwide online and by telephone. Please contact me for availability.

You can send me a message using the contact form below, message me on facebook or instagram, email me directly to lucy@whitecandlecounselling.co.uk or call or text me on 07497 839495

I provide sessions online and by telephone, which are available for a rate of £45. I use teams for online sessions which is encrypted for extra security and provides privacy for clients.