Claire Hams

Claire Hams

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Epsom

Epsom KT19
Sessions from £60.00


  • Flexible hours available


I am currently working via video call and telephone. 

About me and my therapy practice

I am Claire, a Psychodynamic counsellor, who also works in a very humanistic and relational way. My belief is that for therapy to be effective, a good relationship needs to exist between client and therapist. I find that this comes with time, as trust is built.

Therapy with me can take place either via video call, on the telephone or from May 2022 from my therapy room in Epsom. 

It is important to feel able to reflect comfortably and safely on your feelings and current life circumstances. This can help you make sense of them, and come to an understanding of how to move forward in your life. In order for trust to be built between us, I provide a confidential, warm and accepting space online or in the therapy room. 

As we are emerging from the past 2 years of the pandemic, you may be reflecting on the impact this has had on your life and emotional responses. You may have already been dealing with longstanding issues such as chronic or terminal illness, difficult relationships, low mood, or depression or anxiety. 

A shocking life event such as a bereavement, diagnosis of an illness, or a relationship breakup can all cause a feeling of emotional overwhelm.

Finding the inner strength to deal with such issues alone, can be difficult. 

Having time to talk about who you are as a person, what has shaped and impacted you and your life, and how you can find positive ways to move forward, is the key to renewed energy.

Please feel free to contact me to have an initial discussion and see whether you feel I am the right therapist for you.    

Counselling can be a profound investment into your well-being.

My first session

During our initial telephone call, which can last up to 30 minutes, I will listen to the reason that you would like to access therapy now, and talk to you about your feelings and expectations.  In addition, you will be able to ask me any questions.  

You may want to go away and think about your experience of talking to me, or, if at that stage you would like to arrange a first session, we will agree a first session date and time. Within reason we will aim to keep a regular weekly session slot, however for those with changing work schedules, or complex health conditions, I understand the need for a degree of flexibility with this and we will work together to meet your needs. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Existential, Humanistic, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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

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