Clare Lay

Clare Lay

Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07392 997268

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Therapist - Shedfield, Southampton

Shedfield, Southampton SO32
07392 997268
Sessions from £60.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates


Normal working hours are Monday, Tuesday (including evenings), Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings

About me and my therapy practice

Relationship, Couples and Psychosexual therapist, trained by Relate, I work with couples or individuals online, face to face or over the telephone who have relationship worries or concerns of any kind.  Therapy is short term, long term or Single Session Therapy.  Together we explore patterns of relating, communication, conflict, decision making, and discuss what might be going wrong and what is working well. We find strengths and solutions based on a combination of theories and through talking, bringing individuals to self awareness of their own life and journey to date, acknowledge the present and look at future hopes and expectations. I help to overcome affairs and betrayal, sexual problems, communication and conflict, and sometime the loss of a relationship and separation/divorce. Anything which impacts a relationship positively or negatively can be discussed in order to enhance happiness at home. I have experience with military families and same sex couples and also a Registered Member of the College Of Sexual and Relationship Therapists Reg(COSRT).

Practice description

I offer a confidential and safe space to all clients, whether face to face or online or over the telephone. I work short or long term with no obligations in number of sessions, your slot is yours for as long as you feel you need it,  booked regularly or ad hoc.  I also practice Single Session Therapy.  In ongoing couple work, there is usually an individual session for each client early on in the work to discuss individual needs and expectations. I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation to give you the opportunity to find out how I can help.  Face to face hours are in Shedfield, Nr Wickham/Fareham Hampshire

My first session

Following a telephone consultation to introduce ourselves, a session will be booked in order for me to hear your story either as an individual or a couple. We will discuss reasons for attending therapy and what your concerns are, a bit about relationship history and what you want to achieve from counselling overall, goal setting which we review in subsequent sessions. Hopefully you will find our sessions a safe environment to talk confidentially and without judgement. All ongoing sessions will last 50 minutes and Single Session Therapy is 1.5 hours.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Menopause, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Family therapy, Integrative, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Older adults, Organisations, Trainees

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Time-limited

Languages spoken