Claire Thomas Registered MBACP (Accred.)
The Park Counselling Centre
31 Park Road
07929087396 / 07929 087396
Perhaps there is a specific issue you would like to look at, or maybe an underlying feeling of something not being quite right? You may feel that you are at a point in your life where you would like to make some changes, or perhaps you would like a safe space to explore a little? There are no right or wrong reasons for seeking counselling…
In my practice, I believe in a non-directive approach to counselling, based on my firm belief that you as a client, are the best expert on your own life and situation. During counselling, I will aim to hear you completely and carefully and with acceptance. I value diversity, and will seek to respect your values, choices and culture. I seek to provide a safe and facilitative therapeutic relationship, within which you feel unconditionally accepted and deeply understood. My own experience as both a client and a therapist has shown me that when people are met in this way, they will find within them the ability to move through difficulty and find their own way forward. I will endeavor to be alongside you whatever you wish to explore.
I also offer online counselling either synchronous via WebEx Video or chat or asynchronous via email exchange.
Please see my website for more information.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Bsc. Open Degree (Psychology)
Foundation Degree in Counselling
Awareness in Bereavement Care: The Foundation Course
Level 3 Award in Substance Abuse and Drugs Awareness (expected)
Introduction to Online Counselling
Certificate in Therapeutic Play
In addition to running a private practice, I also see clients within the prison service, and Online with a Young Peoples' charity. I have extensive experience of working with people who have experienced bereavement and within a residential drug and alcohol treatment centre. I am a registered, accredited member of the BACP and work within their Ethical Framework.
As a person-centred counsellor I prefer to see people in a holistic way, rather than by defining them by the issues that they may bring to counselling. Nevertheless I realise that it is reassuring for potential clients to be aware of what previous clients have brought to their sessions. These have included,
Self harm, Suicidal feelings, Addiction, Domestic Violence, Childhood Abuse and Neglect, Bereavement, Depression, Anxiety, Self-esteem, Body-image, Mental health issues, Sexual issues, Family issues, Relationships, Parenting issues, Issues associated with aging.
I have a particular interest in working with people who experience hearing voices.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Issues that I have particular experience supporting clients with are Emotional Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Relationship and Family issues, Addictions, and Bereavement. I have a special interest in working with clients who experience hearing voices.
Sessions are 50 minutes.
Individual cost £55
A block of 6 sessions - £300
A block of 10 sessions - £460
Online counselling via Webex or Google Chat is £55 per hour session. Email is £55 per email response.
I offer low/unwaged negotiable rates for both face to face and online work - please get in touch if you feel this could be of benefit to you.
Petrol charges for home visits at 30p per mile (by arrangement only).
I see clients from Cropredy, Oxfordshire, and Coventry.
My aim is to try and make counselling something that everyone can access. Therefore I offer:
- Various times available to suit all. For example I can offer early morning sessions from 7am, or later evening sessions upto 9pm (Cropredy only)
- Sessions on different days each week if you work shifts (Cropredy only)
- Some concessionary sessions - there may be a waiting list for these.
- Online Counselling - via email or instant messenger.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Coventry - Wednesdays, day times only
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|