Claire Sirmulis

Claire Sirmulis


07926 228660

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07926 228660

About me

There are times when we all feel stressed, anxious or overwhelmed. Counselling or talking therapy is a way for you to explore the thoughts, feelings or issues that you are experiencing in a safe, confidential environment. Coming to counselling can be a difficult step to take, but once we have established a trusting relationship, you will start to take the steps towards making the change that you want.

I am an integrative, humanistic counsellor having studied different theoretical fields and as such, believe that everyone has the capacity to make change. I believe that there is not a ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to counselling so I have lots of theories to draw from. By working together, I will be able to tailor my support in the most appropriate way for you.

I am able to offer short or long term counselling, depending on your need. I have experience of working with adults and young people with a wide variety of concerns, including anxiety, depression, stress, life changes, bereavement and relationship difficulties.  

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been working in a supportive role within education for the last 17 years so have a wealth of experience of not only working with children and young people but also supporting the parents and staff. I have experience of working in a counselling agency and recently worked at a local university supporting their students.

I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and as such I work in accordance with their ethical framework. This means that I uphold their principles and standards to ensure that my clients’ wellbeing is my utmost priority.

My Qualifications:

  • S.A.C. Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Additional Training and Workshops that I have attended:

  • Working with Young People
  • Domestic Abuse Awareness
  • Understanding Drug and Alcohol Misuse
  • Working Creatively
  • Self-Harm and Suicide Awareness

Member organisations



Initial 30 minute consultation - Free

Individual face to face 50 minute session - £35

Individual face to face 40 minute session (under 18) - £25

Maps & Directions

Christchurch, BH23

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


I am able to offer daytime and evening appointments

Types of client

Young people
Older adults