Claire Sanders

Claire Sanders

Highgate Consulting Rooms
West Hill House
6 Swains Lane
N6 6QS

07720 436462

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Highgate Consulting Rooms
West Hill House
6 Swains Lane
N6 6QS

07720 436462

About me

I am a counsellor and psychotherapist, trained at the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy in London and registered with the accrediting body UKCP. My work is based on Psychodynamic, Humanist and Transpersonal traditions.

If you are in a crisis, feel stuck and unhappy, or have a sense that not all is “going as planned”, then seeking support is a step in the right direction. It may be that you are experiencing difficulties in your relationships, both social and intimate, or are trying to find a way forward through painful and overwhelming feelings.

In a caring, confidential and completely accepting environment, you will have the opportunity to talk openly in a way that is not always possible in your day-to-day world. I will listen and help you to gain insight into the difficult and troubling aspects of your life so that you can start to find new meanings, perspectives and relief from anxiety. My particular areas of specialism are relationship problems, depression, self-esteem, anxiety, addiction, work-related issues, grief, motherhood and miscarriage.

I offer both counselling and psychotherapy. People often wonder what the difference is. In a nutshell, counselling tends to mean short- to medium-term work on specific issues (up to 6 months) and psychotherapy involves longer-term work which might involve looking at deeper issues.

Whether it is counselling or psychotherapy you choose, my aim is to help bring about positive change in your life. Through gentle exploration, listening and acceptance, I seek to create a safe, trusting and supportive space so that your personal history, circumstances and perspectives can unfold. Our sessions are not about telling you what to do; rather, they involve gently enquiry, a search for greater understanding and a look at how certain recurrent life themes may be affecting you

Each session lasts 50 minutes and is at the same time every week. We normally work for 4 sessions and then discuss whether you think the therapy is going to be helpful to you. I will indicate roughly what the time frame will be and we will work together for as long as you find it useful.

Training, qualifications & experience

MA Hons Glasgow
Post-graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy with the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education
Member of UKCP

As well as practising privately, I have worked as a counsellor for a mental health charity and at a retreat for people who have suicidal thoughts.  I worked for four years at FreshStart, a charity providing low-cost psychotherapy, and recently practised at the Wimbledon Guild Counselling service.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


Session price: £60
Those working part time: £40
Those who are not working: £25

Further information

My practice is at the Highgate Consulting Rooms, West Hill House, Swains Lane. There is parking nearby and bus and tube routes are easily accessible.

Maps & Directions

London, N6 6QS

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None



Types of client

Older adults
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