Who are we?
Keel was founded by Lucy Farmborough

I created Keel to fulfil what I felt was an unmet need:

Where to find the right professional support amid the vissicitudes and complexities of life?

I envisioned Keel as the essential link – a beacon of trust, providing guidance, support, and counsel. Empowering individuals by presenting paths, options, and professionals tailored to their unique needs.

My mission is to deeply understand your story, celebrate your uniqueness, and assist in your journey towards healing and growth, helping you reach your fullest potential.

Lucy Farmbrough

BSc Hons Psychology

ArI and Psychotherapy Symposium 2024

- What Every Therapist Needs to Know

The Master Series

  • Oxford 2024
  • Imagination Edition 2022
  • Trauma Edition 2021

Integrative & Personalised Mental Health Conference 2022 & 2023

  • Exploring the Evidence and Impact of Integrative Medicine for Mental Health


  • Polyvagal Skills and Supervision Group
  • Healing Trauma – Essential Strategies for Shame, Self-Loathing & Working with the Body

Rockpool Life

  • Combined Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Recovery Toolkit for Children, Young People & Adults
  • Deliverable 10-week course for Parents and Young People

The National Institute of Clinical and Behavioural Medicine

  • How to Work with Clients who are Stuck
  • Making Mindfulness Work
  • How to Work with Patterns than Sustain Depression
  • The Neurobiology of Attachment
  • Polyvagal Theory that can Revolutionise you work with Trauma Survivors
  • How to Work with the Traumatised Brain
  • Expert Strategies for Working with Anxiety
  • Working with core beliefs of ‘Never Good enough’
  • Working with the Pain of Abandonment
  • Advanced Master Programme on the Treatment of Trauma

Psychiatry Redefined

  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: Online Symposium 2021
  • Anxiety Redefined: A Functional & Integrative Approach to Treatment
  • Finally Focussed: A Functional Medicine Approach to ADHD
  • Functional Medicine for Depression and Anxiety: Addressing the Failure of the Current
  • Psychiatric Treatment Model
  • Anorexia Nervosa: Malnourished Minds

Therapeutic Coaching

  • RESET: Reset the Nervous System – Addressing a Maladaptive Stress Response

Centre for Human Potential

  • Transcend: The New Science of Self Actualisation, Scott Barry Kaufmann

Human Givens College

  • Understanding and Treating Anxiety in Children and Teens
  • Working Effectively with Troubled and Troublesome Teenagers
  • Effective Brief Psychotherapy
  • How to make Counselling more Effective
  • How to Become an even better Therapist

Public Health England

  • Psychological First Aid: Supporting Children and Young People’s mental health during Emergencies and Crisis Situations

Leading Edge Seminars

  • Psychedelic Assisted Therapy What all Clinicians Need to Know, Ron Seigel, PsyD
  • Digital Distress: Helping Children, Tweens and Teens in a Technology Addicted World
  • What to Say to Your Kids when Nothing Seems to Work: A Workshop for Mental Health Professionals and Parents
  • Using the Internal Family Systems Model (IFS) for Disordered Eating
  • Healing and Easing Depression

Contextual Consulting

  • DNV-A for Adults: A New Process Based Change Framework for Helping Adults Face Change and Grow Stronger
  • Having Difficult Conversations: How Psychological Flexibility Can Help

Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health

  • Therapeutic Assessment for Adolescents with Self Harm & Addressing Self-Harm in Schools

Mindsight Institute

  • Interpersonal Neurobiology & Mindfulness and Compassion

Susan Stiffleman, MFT

  • Learning The Language of Boys
  • The Gifts of ADHD

Max Strom

  • Breathe to Heal: The End of Anxiety

Maudsley Learning, Maudsley NHS Foundation

  • Foundation Skills in Student Mental Health


  • Child Workforce Volunteer Mentor

Enhanced DBS Certificate

  • Issued 30.8.23
We help people understand their true value and identify their unique gifts.
In doing so, we aim to facilitate meaningful change.

360 Approach

We work from a multi-modal approach and look beyond symptoms. We seek to understand the biological, psychological, social and spiritual factors which might be impacting our mental and physical health.

Evolutionary Biology

Human connections and relationships founded in feelings of safety, provide the bedrock to our mental health and fitness. Polyvagal Theory’s revolutionary map of the nervous system explains these underlying mechanisms for our behaviour and feelings.

Human Givens

We all have innate physical and emotional needs. The extent to which these needs are being met determines our levels of wellbeing and mental health.

Emotional Health and Regulation

Our emotional health at 16 predicts levels of life satisfaction in adulthood, over and above all academic qualifications up to PhD level. Acceptance, self-compassion, reframing and mindful awareness are some of the evidenced based strategies known to improve our emotional regulation.

Trauma and its Legacy

Traumatic experiences get laid down in our minds and bodies, impacting our mental and physical health. Healing trauma requires specialist treatment with sensory motor therapies that work with the neurobiological connections between mind and body.

Coaching and Healing Identities

We use specialist coaching to lift the focus of attention onto strengths, successes and future possibilities. By leaving behind mistakes and failure, and removing judgement, blame and self-limiting beliefs, we can begin healing our identities.

Humanistic Approach to 
Human Potential

By focusing on the whole person and celebrating the uniqueness of every individual, we help people to recognise their true value, and work towards growth, expansion and self-actualisation.

Psychoeducational Goals

We know that learning, insight and understanding of mental health conditions – their causes, symptoms and available treatments – improves outcomes. Psychoeducation is an empowering process of personal development and is a recognised part of the therapeutic process.
Rod Banner

Business Architect, Brand Marketer, Technologist – Rod is a relentlessly forward-thinking architect of business who builds world dominating brands.

He shapes value propositions, operational wizardry and culture. JoyTech.org is Rod’s community project, which explores how to stop tech companies marketing us into madness, but instead, bring more joy into the world.

Rachel Bell

Entrepreneur, Mentor, Momentum-creator  – Rachel is a serial entrepreneur, speaker, investor, mentor and founder of the business growth consultancy Brand Spanking.

She has founded seven multi-award-winning professional service businesses, from across the whole marketing spectrum, making her one of the most prolific female entrepreneurs in UK PR.

Frou Williams

Frou is an ICF Certified Transformational Life Coach and ACCPH accredited Counsellor, offering individual and group coaching and therapy services. She works with clients moving through the motherhood transition (Matresence), mental health, burnout, stress, anxiety, perfectionism, and body image.

She incorporates modalities such as NLP, Somatics, Transpersonal Psychotherapy, Movement Therapy, Neuroscience and Trauma informed coaching practices into her work.

Pepita Torbrand

BSc, MSc, CPsychol, IAFPD, MISCP – Pepita is a Chartered Coaching Psychologist, Performance Coach and Educational Consultant. Areas of expertise include Performance Coaching for Students, Parent Coaching and Life Coaching.

Pepita unlocks potential by optimising mindsets – promoting enhanced awareness and relationship with self, based on the pillars of Positive Psychology, ACT, Humanistic and Cognitive Behavioural Coaching.

Miriam Chachamu

HG.Dip.P, MSc Systemic Family Psychotherapy – Miriam is a family psychotherapist and a human givens practitioner and supervisor with extensive experience of working with children, parents, families and professionals. Miriam regularly gives lectures, workshops and courses to parents who wish to help their children become their best.

She also trains professionals in recognising and meeting the mental health needs of children.

Sue Penna

MSc, DipCOT, Dip.Couns, FRSA – Sue is Chief Executive Officer and programme expert at Rockpool, a Community Interest Company which provides industry-leading training and consultancy services for organisations that support people who have been affected by trauma. Sue has specialised in writing psychoeducational programmes that promote trauma informed practice and a recovery model.