Lucy Joy

Lucy Joy

LOCATION: Palmeira Square
AVAILABILITY: Wednesday evening
PRICE: £45 per session
Creative Therapist
Cultural and Identity Issues
Confidence Building
Sexual Abuse
Eating Disorders
School Transitions
School Issues


Lucy is a psychotherapist, who works creatively integrating other modes of counselling to suit each individual clients needs. She originally trained at Roehampton University gaining a Masters in Dramatherapy. She is a member of the HCPC and the British Association of Dramatherapists (BADth).

Prior to her training Lucy worked professionally as an actor and physical theatre performer. Lucy is a person centered therapist and her work is informed by Dyadic Developmental Practice, Psychotherapy, Dramatherapy and Mindfulness.

She knows that talking therapies may not be for everyone especially children and young people, and working creatively can offer a different unique way to express yourself. Her goal is to celebrate your individuality to become the best version of you. Lucy invites you to experience the freedom to laugh and to play alongside the work of the difficult issues you may be facing.

My Approach

Lucy has extensive experience working with children and adolescents with behavioural, emotional and social issues. She supports those who have feelings of shame, anger and have experienced loss through family separation, divorce or bereavement. She is committed to help understand and give you the freedom to set your own pace to achieve happiness and empowerment.

She has worked in a variety of settings including schools, colleges and universities. She previously worked at the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and with young people diagnosed with eating disorders (The Priory).

Working creatively helps to boost your mind, body and soul. In the sessions you can use drama, animation, art materials, story, music, meditation, the voice, movement and body work, or... you may just want to chat.


Lucy supports those who have experienced neglect, trauma and violence. She has extensive experience of working with children who present challenging behaviour and who have significant and complex social, emotional and learning needs often stemming from adverse childhood experiences. She invites people to set their own pace and find a way of working that is right for them.


Lucy uses attachment theories in her work in order to uncover and understand the dynamics within family relationships. This can be especially helpful when looking to change patterns of behaviour in relation to others and facilitate growth in close relationships. She also offers parent – child attachment programmes.

Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP)

Dyadic developmental practice is a therapy and parenting approach that uses what we know about attachment and trauma to help children and families with their relationships. Lucy uses this approach to support parents, guardians, carers and their children.


Dramatherapy offers a different unique way to express yourself. Dramatherapy offers the chance to explore difficult feelings and emotions that may be holding you back in creative ways. She supports people to find creative ways to communicate and to express themselves, which might include feelings or experiences you may find hard to put into words.

As well as working at the Palmeira Practice she works in London schools for Roundabout Dramatherapy. She also works in adoption and runs creative projects within the community through her company Offscript.

Lucy is passionate about her work, she loves going to the cinema and most of all she loves being by the sea.

‘Everyone should have the opportunity to be heard, to be supported and to be happy’.

Other information

Lucy’s articles in expertise and resources

Available for Appointments

Wednesday evenings at Palmeira Square.