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About me and my therapy practice
Hi my name is Claire and I am a qualified Person Centred Counsellor.
I’m warm, non-judgemental and compassionate and my clients tell me that I am really easy to talk to. Being non-judgemental and truly and empathically interested in other people is such a really important part of the Counselling relationship. Counselling often involves talking about very personal things and it’s really important that you can trust your counsellor and feel comfortable. Therefore, I offer a free initial appointment (20 minutes).
I can help you to explore your life-experiences to gain a deeper understanding of yourself and others and to develop inner strength and skills. I will help you to find confidence in your ability to make choices and help you to develop emotional intelligence and learn to manage your emotions and reactions to difficult situations/people.
Counselling isn’t about me telling you what to do or how to do it. Counselling is about having a safe, respectful environment where you can share your problems, explore ways of dealing with them and develop new skills to do this.
Counselling improves your mental and emotional wellbeing and can have a positive effect on your physical health too.
I currently work privately and for the NHS and in the past I have worked using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Therefore, I have a wealth of knowledge and a ‘tool box’ of different skills to offer clients.
I have worked with many people with a wide range of difficulties. However, my main expertise is in anxiety and depression. I also have expertise in relationship difficulties (including relational trauma) as problematic relationships are often at the root of (or impacted by) anxiety and depression.
BSc Psychology (hons) - First Class; PgCert Low Intensity CBT - Pass/Fail only - Passed; PgDip in Psychology - Distinction; MSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy - Distinction
What I can help with
Anxiety, Bereavement, Abuse, Loss, Trauma, Depression, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Clients I work with
Trainee, Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited