Lucinda Lidstone MA
ASC Clinic Director
Senior Clinical Psychotherapist
Lucinda began her early career working with adults in NHS Primary care with brief cognitive intervention and later moved to a more clinical setting in Private Mental Health on inpatient wards and in an outpatient day hospital. Here she supported both Adults and Adolescents in Crisis with severe presentations such as Eating Disorders and Hearing Voices, providing both individual and group therapy.
Lucinda has also been in private practice for a number of years; concerned about a lack of provision for adolescents she founded ASC to support young people and their families in the South Essex area. Lucinda values research and new ideas and encourages talking and thinking about mental health & emotional wellbeing through the ASC monthly Podcast ‘ASCit’. She has developed a further service for adults who wish to explore their spirituality and expand personal awareness and consciousness.
ASC Supervisory Consultant
Senior Psychotherapist & Relationship Specialist
Lesley began her original therapeutic work in Domestic Violence with women and children. This experience informed further focus on trauma, attachment, relational wounds and shame. Lesley went onto work in a clinical setting within the NHS, as part of the Systemic Family Therapy Team with Secondary Care Patients. Lesley currently remains in private practice specialising with individuals in Couples Therapy and Supervision. She continues to work in partnership with ASC supporting families in a therapy setting and providing Consultation and Supervision.
ASC Communications Director
Senior Psychotherapist & Hatha Yoga Teacher
Vicky has many years experience within mental health; working with NHS primary care patients and within the leading mental health charity MIND. She currently supports students at Palmer’s College in Grays. Vicky is an appointed safe guarding officer and develops crisis intervention for suicide and other trauma related events. Vicky helps families to address their challenges with a Systemic approach to Family Therapy. As a Hatha Yoga Teacher Vicky encourages the connecting of mind and body helping to bring balance between the rational and intuitive thinking, logic and creativity, action and passiveness.
Elizabeth has over ten years experience as a therapist within a wide range of settings including: NHS, Schools, Colleges, Prison Service, The Priory Hospital and Private Practice. Elizabeth has run various training courses and taught the Counselling course at the Adult Community College in Southchurch. As an integrative therapist Elizabeth uses the most appropriate approach for the problem being addressed but she knows that the relationship with the therapist is the key foundation to enable, good quality work to be achieved from both parties. Elizabeth works with a range of presentations and is experienced in working with trauma and anxiety related issues. She also has a special interest in addiction and rehabilitation and the impact of drug use and gang culture on families.
‘A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single, step. Your journey on the road to recovery also needs to begin with single, small steps’