Claire Pierce, Psychosynthesis Counselling and Therapy, MBACP
07957 418 985
Something troubling you?
Need someone to talk to?
I am an experienced Accredited BACP Registered Counsellor/Therapist (Psychosynthesis) offering professional, caring, confidential support. I am based in Mill Hill, North London and can offer daytime and evening appointments. I offer face to face counselling and therapy and telephone counselling and skype sessions.
All of us experience challenges at certain times in our lives - family tensions, work or relationship problems, loss, confusion and feeling stuck. Most of us could benefit by talking to a skilled and professional Counsellor/Therapist to help us find a way through our difficulties.
I offer a safe, caring and confidential space in which to explore your difficulties. I have been in private practice since 1997 and have worked with a wide range of issues some include; anxiety, bereavement, depression, divorce, low confidence, low self-esteem, mid-life crises, recovery from abuse, relationship difficulties, existential issues and questions relating to meaning and purpose.
Through Counselling/Therapy sessions I support you to find guidance on key issues, helping you to discover your own inner wisdom using a variety of powerful techniques, including Lifespan Integration which helps you move on from childhood and adult issues to create lasting change.
“I came to Claire feeling very anxious most days and always feeling in quite a low mood. After doing a lifespan integration session that is when there was a turning point for me. I felt a weight lifted off my shoulders and my anxiety disappeared. Every day I have felt better and better and have no more low moods.”
Counselling/Therapy sessions take place weekly. Our work can be either short or long-term and can be reviewed at any time. As an accredited and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and the Association for Independent Practitioners (AIP), I adhere to their professional guidelines and code of ethics. All information disclosed will be treated as confidential.
Thank you for taking time to read this far. Take the first step - email me or call me to have a confidential chat and find out how I can help.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate in Pastoral Counselling in Psychodynamic Counselling- Westminister Pastoral Foundation 1992-1995
- Post-Graduate Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling in Psychosynthesis-The London Institute of Psychosynthesis-1995-2000
- Solution-Focused Brief Therapy training with Brief Therapy, London, Introductory course - 2006
- Lifespan Integration (Level 1 & Level 2 Training) - 2016
I am an Accredited and Registered Member of the MBACP- British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
- Child related issues
- Emotional abuse
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship issues
Other areas of counselling I deal with
You might find Psychosynthesis helpful if you are:
Finding relationships difficult
Struggling with childhood trauma or abuse
Feeling that life is dull and pointless
Struggling with pain, fear, addictions
Suffering loss or bereavement
Experiencing anxiety or depression
Experiencing abuse and neglect
Wanting to explore your spiritual path
Wishing to achieve greater expression in life
Wanting to become decisive
Facing redundancy and wanting to re-evaluate work and life choices
"One must have chaos in one to give birth to a dancing star."
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I charge £60 per session.
I will consider concessions to those in genuine financial need.
Sessions take place weekly and I offer daytime and evening appointments during the weekdays.
Psychosynthesis counselling/therapy is a holistic approach to therapy that views difficult times as opportunities to learn things about ourselves that we can then use to our advantage.
A counsellor/therapist will see you as a whole person (not just the presenting problem) and will remind you that as well as being sad or lacking there are other, stronger facets to your character.
His or her role is to help you stand back and observe yourself so you can understand that you're not identified by the negative feelings that seem to be consuming you.
Counselling/therapy sometimes includes visualisation, dream work and drawing - anything that helps you integrate the past and present aspects of your personality. The process aims to bring out your strengths so you can reach your full potential.
Comments from some of my counselling/therapy clients (given with their permission):
"Claire has a gift for supporting and helping people"
"Therapy made me accept myself for who I am"
"My relationships have improved"
"You've given me the tools to help myself"
"The sessions have made me feel more confident as a mum and as a person"
"I regained my ability to cope with life"
"I have now found a counselling technique that is useable, easy to integrate into my life and works so simply yet effectively"
"I am now moving forward in my life"
"I found our counselling sessions, intriguing, revealing, useful and helpful. I came to trust you very much, and found you extremely supportive, warm, empowering yet also, when necessary, gently challenging".
Thank you for taking the time to read this far. Do get in touch if you feel ready to explore issues that prevent you leading your life fully.
07957 418 985
Article from Prima magazine:
'Therapy made me accept myself for who I am'
Debbie, 30, from Hertfordshire, turned to Counselling/Therapy to help overcome her low self-esteem.
"I've always suffered with bouts of depression and anxiety, but never enough to seek help. That is until I had my son, Thomas, who's now three. After I split up with his father when Thomas was two, I was at an all-time low and worried about my ability to be a good mother.
I found my Counsellor/Therapist nine months ago in a small ad, and checked out her website. She specialises in something called Psychosynthesis, which is "soul-centred" and helps you get in touch with your inner self and deal with problems by seeing how your own thoughts and interpretations have shaped them. I discovered that I'd felt very judged all my life and that I subsequently took any negative comments to heart, always beating myself up for not being good enough. I hadn't previously realised that it was my own emotions that caused me to interpret other people's words and actions so negatively.
Because of the way I was, I couldn't trust myself - I constantly questioned my ability to perform well - and couldn't trust anyone else either, so my relationships with men were always disastrous.
Sometimes my Counsellor/Therapist, Claire, would help me go back to painful childhood memories that I'd buried so I could see how they'd frozen me in time and stopped me moving on. She didn't ask intrusive questions, but got me to talk with subtle prompts, for example, "You haven't mentioned much about your Dad". It was up to me to explore those areas when I was ready. I was seeing Claire every week for nine months and with each session my confidence grew.
I realised I had a lot of buried resentment inside me. In my family, we hadn't been allowed to show our anger, but Claire helped me release it, and doing so strengthened me as a person. I could see how repressing it had depressed me.
Understanding my anger helped me as a mum, too. I could allow Thomas to be cross, and let him know it was a normal emotion. I don't want him to end up burying feelings as I did. The sessions have made me feel more confident as a mum and as a person.
Maps & Directions
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I am available Monday (day and evening), Tuesday (daytime), Wednesday (day and evening), Thursday (day and evening). I am also available on Skype.
Types of client