Claire Riviere PgDip, MBACP
Underpinning my work is a belief that each client is individual and has the potential to make changes and become more fulfilled. Whilst there might be a specific issue that has brought you to counselling, there might be something less specific. Perhaps you feel that something needs to change but feel unsure about how to do this. I will help you to explore your thoughts and feelings in relation to current or past difficulties and over time you can feel more confident in talking things through. As you begin to understand more about how you think and feel, this can help you to make decisions that are right for you.
Counselling begins with an assessment. We will meet for 50 minutes and this allows us the time to get a feeling for what it would be like to work together. I will listen to you and ask you some questions as this will help me to understand what you are looking for from counselling. Choosing to have counselling is not an easy step to take. Often feelings that might have been put to the back of your mind can surface and I will work alongside you to ease any concerns you might be experiencing.
I am an experienced counsellor offering open-ended or time limited sessions on a once-weekly basis. My approach is psychodynamic. This means I will help you to explore how you think and feel about your relationship with yourself, with others and with the world you live in as well as how repetitive and unhelpful patterns of behaviour might be holding you back.
I currently work in various settings with adult men and women of different ages, backgrounds and cultures.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained in Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling at the University of Hertfordshire.
I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and follow their professional code of conduct. For further information please click on this link www.bacp.co.uk
I am committed to my continued professional development. This means I practice responsibly, ethically and to a high standard. I also attend regular training and workshops to inform, expand and strengthen my practice.
I am fully insured.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
I work from two locations, one in Aylesbury, the other in High Wycombe.
My fee is £45. Concessional rates for students or low income clients can be negotiated.
An assessment fee is £50.
If you would like to ask me any questions about counselling please email me or telephone me on 07920 091840 (if you may need to leave a message I will call you back within 24 hours).
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I offer daytime and evening sessions.
Types of client