- Phone number
- 07909 169070
- Flexible hours available
- Wheelchair accessible office
- Concessionary rates
*I am currently accepting new clients for video sessions (via the Zoom platform) and telephone sessions. Due to the current Coronavirus restrictions I am currently unable to offer in person face to face sessions. However, you are very welcome to start with remote sessions and move across to face to face sessions once government guidelines indicate it is safe to do so *
About me and my therapy practice
I’m Clare and I am a qualified and fully insured counsellor and psychotherapist. I offer video and telephone sessions to clients across the UK. Due to the current Coronavirus restrictions, I am temporarily unable to offer in person face to face sessions. I am based in Newmillerdam, Wakefield, WF2, easily accessible if you are based in Wakefield, Barnsley, East Huddersfield or South Leeds. You may wish to transfer to face to face sessions, when the Coronavirus restrictions have been lifted.
You may feel; overwhelmed and unable to see a way through, stressed and ‘frazzled’ due to work and/or parenting responsibilities, trapped or bored in your current circumstances. You could be struggling following a bereavement or end of relationship. You may have experienced childhood abuse, sexual violence as an adult or another traumatic event.
The Coronavirus itself or resulting restrictions may be having a detrimental impact on your mental health and/or relationships, exacerbating current problems or creating new ones. You may have experienced a bereavement due to Coronavirus. Perhaps you are experiencing a high level of anxiety, feeling overwhelmed and/or very low in mood in reaction to the current situation. The relationships with the people you are living with may be under strain. The lack of structure and routine may be impacting on your well-being. You may live alone and be struggling with social isolation.
I understand that taking the first step to access therapy can feel nerve wracking so please feel free to contact me via email, text or phone for further information and to help you decide if I am the right therapist for you.
I use a range of theories and techniques, adapting the way I work to your needs. You may find that just having a safe space to focus on your needs is healing in itself. We may choose additional ways to work together such as exploring the impact of you past relationships or using specific techniques and activities. We will work together to understand your current feelings and situation, identifying how you would like to be and any patterns getting in the way.
I have additional experience in supporting people through loss and bereavement, processing childhood abuse or sexual violence experienced as an adult, working with clients who are depressed and/or anxious and supporting people needing to find a better balance in life due to work and/or parenting.
I provide a safe confidential and supportive space, where you can explore your difficulties where we will work together to help you find a way forward.
My fees are £45 for a 50 minute session. The first session may take longer but there will be no charge for any additional time spent during this first session.
I can offer a fee reduction for staff working in the NHS working with the Coronavirus and under high levels of stress as a result. Please ask for further details.
My first session
For clients wishing to work online via zoom, I offer a free 15 minute video call where we can check the technology is working in preparation for our first session.
The first therapy session is an assessment session. This allows me to find out about your current difficulties and what you would like to work on. It enables us to get to know one another a little and for you to ask any questions you have. The is no obligation to continue following the assessment session.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Loss, Men's issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Adlerian, Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Creative therapy, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited
About me and my therapy practice
I am a trainer as well as a counsellor and psychotherapist and have been delivering training for a number of years. I frequently deliver training on behalf of Leeds Bereavement Forum and also train for Cruse Bereavement.
Please contact me via email for any training requirements you have including:
- bereavement support
- general mental health and wellbeing
- supporting people with disabilities
- dementia awareness
- bereavement support for people with learning disabilities