Clare Suart

Clare Suart


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07970221074 01568797256

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Therapist - Hereford

Hereford HR1
07970221074 01568797256
Sessions from £60.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

I offer hour long sessions Monday - Friday.

I am open to other times if really necessary.

 I also offer emergency calls to clients once we've met and agreed to work together.

I am happy to offer zoom sessions but only once we've met and got to know each other. I find face2face presence much more conducive to building and working within the relationship, and it also speeds up the process.

I am open to fee reductions if someone is really financially stretched, once we've met and talked through the situation.

About me and my therapy practice

 I believe that the relationship between the client and the therapist is the most important aspect of therapy.  I aim to be open and empathic to enable the client to relax fully and share whatever is happening for them. Working in my garden north of Hereford, gives the peace and space to relax. 

I believe that's it's essential that the client feels safe in my presence, feels listened to, 'seen' and accepted because 'We are damaged in relationship and the best healing is in relationship'. 

I have worked with many issues particularly complex trauma which presents in many forms - alcoholism, sexual abuse, self-harming, eating issues, depression, sleep difficulties, anxiety, panics, inability to live life as you wish, difficulties with working, anger, lack of motivation, behavioural patterns - to name but a few. 

 Somewhere there is always pain, even if it isn't obvious. I have found that when the client and I can sit with that pain, something is able to spontaneously shift. 

My aim is to support the processing of pain and so facilitate the emergence of something new, and positive.

To assist this I aim to develop an awareness of what is happening in your body - emotions can get stuck there for years which can be shifted by Mindfulness. 

I also think it's very important to work with the practicalities of our day to day lives, and offer support where I can. The old saying, a problem shared, is a problem halved, seems very true. 

I do not have a 'normal' - I do not pathologise or judge a situation. We are all different and special with our own set of issues to be worked with, so as to free ourselves of whatever is hampering us from living a happier more satisfying life.



Practice description

I have been practising for 15+ years - both in the NHS and in private practice. I initially trained in Psychosynthesis and have since incorporated other skills - including Person-Centred,  Gestalt and Somatic.

I see clients in a wooden cabin in my garden 6 miles north of Hereford, where it is quiet and peaceful.

 I'm married with two adult children and grandchildren. I've also been a school teacher, run businesses, employed and managed people. I now garden (grow all our fruit and vegetables), am an environmental activist, do tapestry and meditate. I am a Reiki Master. 

 I believe that my life experiences enable me to offer a wider perspective in supporting and encouraging my clients.


My first session

Our first session is essentially about the client sensing whether we can work together - whether she/he feels sufficiently safe with me to go forward. So I aim to be present, compassionate and utterly accepting enabling the client to feel seen and heard for who they are.

 I usually complete a questionnaire whilst we are discussing the issue. This gives me your background and acts as a reference for me in the future, so I can keep facts clear. It is confidential and kept securely. 

Those details together with what we discuss in sessions, I only share with my supervisor. It's a requirement of our profession that we have supervisors to discuss our clients. This means the client benefits from another professional (my supervisor has been practising for about 35 years) being able to offer advice and opinions, and enables me to talk through the case - a contained 'airing' that I find very valuable.


What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Eating disorders, Life coaching, Loss, Menopause, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Eclectic, Emotionally focused therapy, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Interpersonal, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychosynthesis, Relational, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work