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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I offer a free of charge 30 minute initial consultation (via phone, skype or face to face) 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