Claire Lamont

Claire Lamont


Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English

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Therapist - Blackheath

Blackheath SE3
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

It’s difficult to describe the therapeutic process without melting into cliché: The journey, the ups and downs, boats upon the ocean. We fall into cliché because it’s not easy to describe a process that can be unique, challenging, and sometimes just profound. I am an outdoors-y person, so I often think of the counselling experience as a garden. It’s a safe, warm space full of colour, where we can seek out our hidden dark corners, our rough weedy patches that need some more care. We’ll spend time exploring and digging, examining what we find, and sometimes planting anew. I’ll challenge you sometimes, but I’ll let you set the pace.

I am an integrative psychotherapist, so I work with a range of techniques but based around a core theoretical framework drawing on psychodynamic, humanistic and CBT approaches. As you can probably tell, I am open to working creatively. Ecotherapy - working therapeutically outdoors with nature - is a passion of mine, so feel free to ask about this.

The key factor in therapeutic work is the relationship between counsellor and client (increasingly, research backs this up.) I meet each client genuinely, with warmth and without judgement. I work with understanding based on rigorous theory and training, combined with gentle curiosity and a shared sense of purpose. A space to explore, to remember, to renew.

Practice description

As things remain uncertain in the pandemic, I am currently offering regular sessions online (via Zoom). I've had a lot of experience working online over several years before lockdown and have had formal training in online therapy and coaching.

I am also open to walk-and-talk sessions, either in Greenwich Park or on Blackheath. Ecotherapy - which means working therapeutically outdoors with nature, perhaps sitting outside, walking, or even gardening while we talk - is a passion of mine and was the focus of my masters dissertation, so if this is something you'd be interested in exploring as part of therapy work, I'd be happy to discuss it.

I have worked as a coach for several years, so am also able to offer coaching and personal development work.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Career coaching, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Eating disorders, Identity issues, Infertility, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Integrative

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited