Claire Black - MSc, BSc, Dip. MBACP
I'm an integrative counsellor which means that I am trained in a variety of approaches to counselling and psychotherapy. The biggest benefit to this is that I'm able to work with you in a bespoke way, depending on what is best for you.
Counselling allows you to discuss difficult feelings you are having in a safe and confidential environment. Most people come to counselling because they want to change something in their lives or they want to explore their thoughts and feelings in more depth. I aim to help you understand yourself better and the way you think and behave which in turn helps you develop a clearer understanding of your problems.
I offer individuals counselling (including young people) either short or long term.
I have worked with clients from a diverse variety of backgrounds with issues such as low self-esteem, depression, lack of direction, anxiety, stress, anger, bereavement, identity and relationship issues. I have special interest in low self-esteem and also have experience in working with clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
In addition to my private practice I also work as a counsellor at Mind and have in the past worked in GP surgeries and with young people at a FE college.
If you have any questions feel free to get in contact with me, I will be happy to help.
Training, qualifications & experience
My qualifications include a Diploma in Integrative Counselling and an M.Sc and B.Sc in psychology and sociology. I have also attended short courses on; gestalt therapy, Autism Spectrum Disorder, compassion focused therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), managing suicidal feelings, self harm and anger management.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their ethical framework.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Family issues
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Skype counselling available.
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Initial appointments are charged at a reduced rate of £20. This is a session for us to explore your goals and expectations from therapy and to understand whether counselling is right for you.
Ongoing sessions are charged at £40 for a 50 minute appointment.
I have a few appointments available at a lower rate for those who are on low income, please contact me for availability.
My practice is based in Ewell around a 10 minute walk from both Ewell Village and Stoneleigh Broadway. The 293 bus stops just around the corner and there is ample free parking.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Daytime and evening appointments available, please contact me for the most up to date availability.
Types of client