Claire Thomas

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Supervisor - Strensall

Strensall YO32
Sessions from £45.00


Practice description

I am an experienced fully qualified BACP Accredited Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, BACP Accredited Person- Centred Experiential Counsellor for Depression (PCE- CFD), IAPT EMDR practitioner, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP), and PWP Supervisor. I have also recently qualified as a Counsellor Supervisor.

I have been a practicing therapist for 18 years, initially within private practice. Then moving into two Yorkshire based IAPT services over the last 11 years, the most recent and current being with the NHS working as a PCE- CFD Counsellor and EMDR therapist.

My therapeutic focus is in helping clients connect with their emotional self as well as their cognitive self and use this emotional self as a guide to inform them of what feels congruent when making decisions in who and how they want to be in life. I draw on my innate intuitive ability to work spontaneously and creatively with clients drawing on TA, Gestalt and PCE- CFD principles and theories to inform what I am doing and why I am doing it.

I offer supervision to therapists working in a variety of clinical settings and from a range of theoretical backgrounds and levels of experience. I view the collaborative supervisory relationship with the highest regard as it is from this foundation that I hold, support and gently challenge my supervisees as they grapple with the demands of working therapeutically with an other’s emotional disturbance. Ultimately I want my supervisees to know and experience that supervision is the container within which they can express and explore their own emotional and psychological struggles, and to know that they are a good enough therapist.

I have gained my qualifications via The Northern Guild for Psychotherapy, York St John University, York University, University of Sheffield, EMDR Europe Accredited Training from EMDR Extra, and the Leeds Centre for Psychological Development.

My first session

Initially we will speak on the telephone for a free 20 minutes conversation to establish if I may be able to offer you what you are looking for in a supervisor. If this appears to be the case, will then book an initial session.

At this initial first session, we will meet for up to 60 minutes and I will share with each other how we work in our individual practices. We can then talk through what it is that you are needing from your supervision and from me as your supervisor. We will also discuss how you feel about me and how I respond to you in so much as “Is this what I offer and who I am what you are looking for?”. After the meeting, we will both have a chance reflect on whether you and I want to work together and if I have the skills and experience that you are looking for to meet your needs.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Loss, Menopause, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Service veterans, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, CBT, EMDR, Emotionally focused therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Interpersonal, Person centred, Phenomenological, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Online counselling, Short term sessions, Telephone counselling, Time-limited