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About me and my therapy practice
Hello, my name is Clissie, I’m a BACP registered Person-Centred counsellor. Thank you for viewing my profile.
We’re all used to receiving advice from family, friends and colleagues about how best to solve our problems. However, these well-intentioned solutions often do not provide the right answer for us, especially when our issues are very complex or longstanding. Over time, this can result in us becoming reluctant to share our struggles, for fear of feeling judged, shamed or simply misunderstood.
I work within the person-centred approach, where the counsellor is not considered an expert who simply ‘fixes’ people. Instead, I believe my role is to facilitate the right conditions to enable you to find your own path towards resolution. Each pathway is as individual as we are and, I believe, we each have the resources we need within us.
Counselling is a shared endeavour. Building a trusted and supportive therapeutic relationship between client and counsellor is key. By offering a safe and accepting space to explore who you are and how you feel, free from judgement, I will aim to help you find new ways to understand and better accept the emotions and experiences that you may be struggling with. I know from personal experience that Person-Centred counselling can be incredibly healing.
You may be holding concerns that you have never shared with anyone else, including those closest to you. I will never apply any pressure on you to share anything that you do not wish to. Counselling in my practice goes at the pace of the individual client and evolves in the way best suited to you. There is no set formula.
I hold a Post-Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred counselling from The Norwich Centre, a BACP accredited qualification. I have worked with clients in general counselling practice at St Barnabas Counselling Centre, as well with clients at Cruse Bereavement Care and The Samaritans, gaining over 10 years’ experience in total.
I would be happy to talk with you about how we could work together. Please contact me at: email@example.com or on 07599 073373
My first session
At the first exploratory session we get to know one another a little better. We’ll touch on what has brought you to counselling at this time, as well getting a feel for whether we can work therapeutically together. At the heart of the work is our relationship, so it’s important that we feel like a good fit, as well as whether Person-Centred counselling feels right for you.
I will also explain practical issues such as data protection, how to make payment and cancellation policy.
I offer the first exploratory session, of up to 1 hour at half price, £20.
What I can help with
Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Depression, Health related issues, Men's issues, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling