Claire Fryer MBACP
There are times in all our lives when we may need a safe space to talk about ourselves, our lives, or something that is distressing us. Having faced my own struggles and painful experiences in life, the awareness I continue to develop through ongoing counselling, training and supervision gives me the space and clarity to be as present as possible with you.
At the heart of counselling is a relationship that focuses on you. My intention is to offer you a relationship based on acceptance, non-judgement and empathy, to create as safe a space as possible for us to explore whatever you most need to. From this relationship new possibilities and perspectives can emerge as we work together to make changes you choose.
Every relationship between a client and counsellor is unique and will unfold in it's own way. I use a flexible approach to adapt to the needs of each individual, and the direction we take during sessions will be co-created.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and Qualifications.
BA (hons) Psychology - University of Sheffield
Cruse Certificate in Bereavement Counselling - Cruse Bereavement Care
Foundation Certificate in Existential Counselling - Regents College
Post Graduate Diploma in Humanistic Counselling - Brighton University
I welcome and work with clients who have a variety of reasons for seeking counselling, such as addictions, anxiety, depression, low self esteem, shame and issues around eating. I also have particular experience working with bereavement and loss, having trained with and worked for Cruse Bereavement Care for several years.
My theoretical perspective comes from the humanistic framework. This means I draw on ideas from Gestalt, TA and Person-Centered Therapy according to the individual needs of each client.
I am insured and a registered member of BACP (the main regulatory body for counselling in the UK) and I am mindful of their ethical framework.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Drug abuse
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
I realise it can sometimes feel daunting to take the first step and contact someone about counselling, so I am happy to talk with you about what you are looking for, and answer any questions you might have. I offer a free initial 1 hour session, so we can meet face to face and see how we could work together.
Thereafter, sessions are £50 an hour and I am available for either short or longer term work. I can offer a concessionary rate to those with lower incomes or students, in the hope of making counselling as accessible as possible.
Appointments are available Monday to Thursday during the day in Forest Row, I also work at Halos Clinic in Oxted on Fridays. My evening sessions are currently full.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available Monday to Friday during the day.
Types of client