Claire Barrett

Claire Barrett


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07934 249925

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Therapist - Tunbridge Wells

Tunbridge Wells TN2
07934 249925
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

How I work: My approach is an integrative one and draws on different therapeutic approaches to best support you.

Attachment theory particularly informs my work and means that I take a relational and attachment informed way of working with people who come to see me. I recognise that early life bonds & experiences, relationships and the environment that we grow up in define & influence who we are and our current difficulties.

I also understand that emotional responses to situations affect us physically. These somatic symptoms can often be overlooked or go unrecognised; however, they are important in helping us to recognise why and how we react to certain situations in the here and now, and how they can link to earlier childhood experiences. Being able to better calm your body can also help to calm your mind. So, I pay attention to both emotional and physical responses to enable the body and the mind to work closer together.

Taking these approaches can help uncover the less conscious reasons for why and how you may relate to people or why you feel stuck in your present problems. It can allow old patterns to change and assist in the better management of your thoughts, feelings and responses. Importantly, it encourages change at a much deeper & meaningful level and in a long-lasting way.

My aim is to support you in gaining the confidence and capacity to better support yourself.

About Me: In addition to working privately with clients and supervisees, I am a supervisor for a counselling charity in Bickley and have been involved with teaching all levels of counselling training.

I have also worked within an adult weight management service for the NHS and gained specialist training & experience in working with emotional eating, over-eating & binge eating issues. Some of my private work is with clients who want to understand and address the emotional issues that underpin their weight.

Practice description

My Practice:  My aim is to offer you a reflective, collaborative & reparative space with which to explore your problems.

In-person sessions are held at a private venue which offers a peaceful, natural, and welcoming environment. My therapy room is light and spacious and enjoys views of the surrounding semi-rural space which there is also opportunity to work in.

I offer both in-person and on-line sessions. We can discuss your needs and what is right for you during our initial telephone conversation. I offer short and long-term therapy, but the length of therapy will depend on the difficulties that you are facing and how long you wish to stay working with me.

Our Therapeutic Relationship:  I regard our counselling relationship as very important and central to our work together. It is very different to the type of one you will experience with friends, family & colleagues. It is secure, confidential & contained and the focus is on your experience of your problems. I will not give you advice, nor will I judge you or tell you what to do, but instead I will accept all your experiences & feelings as valid and work with you to make sense of them. Together we will work through what you feel is best for you and in doing so you may start to manage your life more affectively.


My first session

I offer a free initial 30 minute telephone call to see if working together feels appropriate for us both.




What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Integrative, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Groups, Older adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

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

Supervisor - Tunbridge Wells

Tunbridge Wells TN2
07934 259924
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I hold a Diploma in Integrative Supervision of Individuals and Groups which meets the rigorous supervision training standards as set out by the BACP and work with both qualified and trainee therapists.

I believe in the absolute necessity and benefit of a supportive, consultative and restorative space for you to reflect openly on different aspects of your therapeutic work, one that I also hope will encourage mutual curiosity, playfulness and learning for us both.

As we continue you may have specific supervision requirements and needs that arise, so my aim is also to provide you with an adaptable space to regularly review your caseload as well as your supervision arrangements with me.

My core model is integrative with a psychodynamic relational focus and can support a variety of therapeutic approaches. Attachment theory particularly informs my practice. I pay close attention to what may be revealed within the therapeutic dyad and supervisory space, particularly using psycho-biological understanding of early and on-going attachment experiences as well as trauma informed approaches when working with both clients and supervisees.

I contain our supervisory work with the Hawkins and Shohet Seven-Eyed Model of Supervision.

Practice description

I offer both in-person and on-line sessions. We can discuss your needs and what is right for you during our initial telephone conversation. 

In-person sessions are held at a private venue which offers a peaceful, natural, and welcoming environment. My therapy room is light and spacious and enjoys views of the surrounding semi-rural space which there is also opportunity to work in.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Integrative, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Groups, Older adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

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