- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
- Online & Telephone Counselling is still available throughout the COVID crisis -
In order to keep my clients safe, face-to-face sessions have temporarily been replaced by online & telephone sessions.
About me and my therapy practice
Hello and Welcome.
If you are looking through this directory, you are most likely searching for a professional with whom you can explore private matters while feeling safe and at ease. But how to find the right person and the approach that best suits you?
My name is Claire and I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I have trained as HP Psy in Germany and then as an integrative counsellor in the UK. This means that I have a solid foundation in a wide range of theoretical approaches such as humanistic, transcultural, psychodynamic, person-centred, gestalt, etc. Over the years and thanks to my professional experience with clients from a variety of backgrounds (age, culture, faith, education, disabilities, sexuality etc.), I have developed my own way of working which I adapt to the unique circumstances of each client.
Clients come to see me with all sorts of issues ranging from self-exploration and psycho-education to challenging situations such as dealing with trauma and domestic abuse.
I have been a migrant for the past 30 years. Living and raising children abroad has taught me a lot about what it means to be a foreigner who does not always think, feel, act or look like the locals. It has made me become sensitive to culture and migration-related issues such as belonging, identity, loss, loneliness, anger etc. What does it mean for expat employees, their families and other multicultural individuals to be different and misunderstood, or - in the case of Third Culture Kids (TCKs) - to grow up in different cultures? What are the psychological effects of multiple relocations?
Multicultural lives are exciting, but they can also be challenging and stressful. Therefore, I offer specialized services for the globally mobile community.
To find out more, please visit me at https://www.migraconsult.com
Guiding You On the Path of Self-Healing
If you have never been in counselling, you might wonder how simply talking to a stranger can possibly help. It is perhaps best to give it a try and to find out by yourself, but fundamentally this is how sessions look like:
We would meet either in my practice or online. We sit down in a comfortable and informal way and we then have a conversation about whatever brings you into counselling. Perhaps you’re feeling down, confused or anxious? Or you’re unsure about an upcoming life transition or a relationship? Or you have the impression that you aren’t living the life you were meant to lead.
In sessions, you will have time and space to be heard.
Counselling is a process of self-discovery, growth and positive change in which we work together as equals.
I will listen carefully without making judgments. I will help you to tell me what’s on your mind. If your feelings are confusing, then talking about them can bring more clarity. Sharing your experience, thoughts & emotions is the first step to making more sense of what is happening to you. Together, we uncover patterns of behaviour which allows you to understand yourself and your relationships better. Anxieties and pain become more manageable as we explore better coping strategies.
Being a foreigner has made me aware of my own otherness. It showed me the profound implications of feelings of discrimination. It made me appreciative of diversity in all its forms and taught me how culture-bound even counselling theories and practice are. To support Muslim clients better, I therefore joined a cpcab accredited faith-based counselling course where I trained with the pioneers of Islamic Counselling trainings in the UK.
If you want to experience how talking can help you feel better, more valued and alive, please contact me.
Find out more at https://www.migraconsult.com
My first session
GETTING IN TOUCH
Asking for help takes a lot of courage.
Research shows that people make the best therapeutic progress when they feel that they have a good working relationship with a trustworthy therapist, irrespective of the particular therapeutic approach. I encourage my clients to choose a therapist with whom they really feel comfortable, safe and at ease. Book a first session to see if I am THIS counsellor for you.
Before making their first appointment, many clients prefer to speak to me over the phone or via video call. Please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org If you leave your phone number and availability, I am also happy to call you back.
Training & Qualifications
• Doctorate “Impression Formation & Social Judgment in an Intercultural Context”
• “Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling”
• “Non-Medical Practitioner for Psychotherapy” (HP PSY, Germany)
• “Certificate in Counselling Studies” & “Certificate in Counselling Skills” (Faith-Based Counselling)
• Member of “The Black, African & Asian Therapy Network” (BAATN)
• CPPD Counselling Services
• Sangam – Association of Asian Women
• Barnet Refugee Service
• Doctors of the World (Munich)
• Lecturer on psychological impact of migration at annual meeting of psychotherapists (Lindau, Germany)
• Workshops on culture & migration-related issues at “Caritas Munich”, “Doctors of the World”, “Bavarian Refugee Council”
• Sliding scale of rates depending on the location/time slot for therapy.
• Reduced fees for students. Limited number of concessionary places
• Please contact me for details at email@example.com or use the contact form on https://www.migraconsult.com
What I can help with
Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
CBT, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited