- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
I am 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 June 2021 face to face on a Saturday in Banstead, Surrey, within a covid safe environment.
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.
We have all been facing a very unique time in our lives, with the Covid-19 pandemic, and this in itself will have likely been impacting your emotional responses. On top of that, you may have already been dealing with longstanding issues such as chronic or terminal illness, difficult relationships or low mood, depression or anxiety.
You may have experienced a shocking life event such as a bereavement, diagnosis of an illness, or a relationship breakup, all of which can cause a feeling of emotional overwhelm.
Finding the inner strength to deal with such issues alone, can be difficult, especially as you may be currently feeling more isolated or unsupported, or perhaps disconnected from loved ones.
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. After that time, you may want to 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 regular weekly 50 minute slot. Within reason we will aim to keep to this slot, however for those with changing work schedules, or complex health conditions, I understand the need for a degree of flexibility with this.
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