Claire Boakes

Claire Boakes

Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English

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Therapist - Hythe

Hythe CT21
Sessions from £30.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I offer one to one counselling with a warm, genuine and non-judgemental approach, with the therapeutic relationship at the heart of the work we achieve together. Providing a safe and confidential space in which to explore your thoughts and feelings and help to untangle some of those issues which at times feel unmanageable. 

I work long, medium and short term and I am committed to supporting you to work towards your goals. I am able to work with both adults, children and young people and through a range of issues including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, addiction, issues around sexuality, identity, relationships, abuse, health and bereavement, stress and work related issues. I work face to face and through online mediums also.

Practice description

I have 10 years experience working with children and young people within schools and the NHS and with adults in private practice.

 I am qualified integratively , which means I am able to draw together different theories depending which I feel is most suitable for the work we are undertaking although my core approach is Person Centred. 

I hold an enhanced DBS and full liability insurance. .

My first session

Getting the right fit with a counsellor where you feel comfortable and not judged is probably the most important first step to achieving your goals. It can be really daunting but please feel free to contact me for a free initial conversation either in person or by phone and we can look at how I can best support you.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling