Claire Anderson (BA, DipPsych, MBACP)

Claire Anderson (BA, DipPsych, MBACP)

Fulham
SW6

07947 710173

About me



Talking and being heard within a counselling relationship can help make sense of troubling thoughts and feelings that can be difficult to understand on your own, or even with the help of those closest to you. These may be issues and feelings that you have been struggling with for some time, or you may have had more recent distressing experiences and are coming at a time of feeling completely overwhelmed.



I can help you explore the roots of what may be causing you to think and feel as you do. And help you gain insight into the ways you may be dealing with problems and relationships, both with yourself and others. These can become ingrained, often unconscious, patterns of thinking and behaving as well as dealing with difficult emotions. They can contribute, for example, to our choice of partners and friends, our (sometimes unhelpful, even destructive) behaviours and ways of managing our feelings.




Counselling can help work through relationship issues, phobias, addictions, abuse, OCD, generalised anxiety disorder (excessive worry), affairs and family issues and think about what choices you might be able to make that will help you make positive changes to your life, as well as develop greater self-awareness so that you might develop:

A less critical, punishing or destructive relationship with yourself

A better understanding of other people

An improved ability to make and maintain relationships

Greater pleasure in achievements, work and creative pursuits

Better ways of dealing with stress and anxiety

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a degree from the University of Warwick. I have a Diploma in Psychology and a degree in Psychodynamic Counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, both from Birkbeck College, University of London.

I have a special interest in attachment-based psychotherapy.

I currently work within Sutton and Merton NHS Trust as a counsellor, as well as at Sutton Counselling in Surrey. I have also worked at Westminster Mind and West London Centre for Counselling (WLCC) in Hammersmith and Fulham as a counsellor and cognitive behavioural therapist.

I have my own private practice based in Fulham, just off the Fulham Road. It is a 5 minutes' walk from Parsons Green tube station and a 3 minutes' walk from number 14 and 414 bus stops.

I am a fully registered member of the BACP and am bound by their code of ethics and practice. All my work is professionally supervised.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

When we first meet, I offer an initial consultation session of one hour. This session gives us time to talk about your reasons for seeking therapy, and for me to get to know something about your background and history, including previous experiences of therapy or counselling. At the initial session we can talk about practicalities, frequency of therapy and we can decide whether we would like to work together. We decide together what frequency of sessions would suit you, depending upon your needs. Sessions are usually weekly, but can also be more frequent if you need to work more intensively.

The sessions last for 50 minutes.

My fees are:

£55.00 per session for individuals daytime, £60.00 evenings and weekends.

Maps & Directions

Fulham, SW6

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Availability

Daytime and evenings and Saturday morning

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
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