Dr Lucy Russell Clinical Psychologist Founder of They Are The Future

Hi, I’m Lucy


I’m a UK clinical child psychologist and a mum of two teenagers. I live in Buckinghamshire.

Family life can be tough at times and I know it’s hard to get expert support when you need it. I want to help you feel confident and empowered as a parent.

I aim to give you easy-to-implement strategies so you can help your child to thrive, and you too can have a happy family life.

After eleven years working with children and families in the NHS (National Health Service) in 2012 I set up an independent clinic, Everlief, with my husband Mike. Everlief has now grown to become one of the largest child psychology clinics in the UK.

In 2019 I founded this website, They Are The Future, an online support service for parents.

Whether you are a member of Everlief Parent Club, taking one of my courses or reading one of my articles, my aim is that you will have the same feeling of being heard and understood that you would get if you came to see me at Everlief.

You will find clear explanations, easy-to-follow advice and plenty of practical strategies which you can put in place straight away.

Hayley Vaughan Smith, Person Centred Counsellor and The Ridge Practice and Everlief Child Psychology

Regular Contributor:
Hayley Vaughan-Smith,
Person-Centred Counsellor

Hayley is a regular contributor to our articles. She is a Person-Centred Counsellor accredited by the National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society. She is the founder and counsellor at The Ridge Practice in Buckinghamshire, and counsellor at Everlief Child Psychology.

Hayley has a special interest in bereavement counselling and worked as a bereavement volunteer with Cruse Bereavement Care for four years.

Hayley is mum to 3 grown up girls, and gardening and walking in nature is her own personal therapy. Hayley believes being in nature, whatever the weather, is incredibly beneficial for mental health well-being.

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