Claire Walsh (accredited MBACP)
The Park Center
Choosing who to talk to is daunting and maybe even a little mind blowing. How do you choose? My best advice is to trust your instinct. Go with what feels right for you. I hope to give you all the information you need to make an informed decision but if I have missed anything please get in touch where I will answer any queries with no obligation.
I’m an integrated person centered counsellor. What this means is that I have a lot of knowledge and skills on several counselling styles. These include person centered , CBT, TA, psychodynamic, jung, behaviour modification and gestalt. I use all of this training and experience to meet you as an individual and give therapy in a way that will best suit your individual needs and personality. My focus is always on your long term recovery. I aim to help you find skills for life, not just for a few months.
I work with individuals, couples and/or relationships and I also work with both teens and adults.
Because Counselling is challenging and you can often feel vulnerable it is so important that you feel you are sat with a person who is not just doing this for a job but is genuinely interested in your well being and progress. This is me; your life and your self development is my satisfaction. As a person I am calm, straight and kind and I do not make judgements. I offer warmth and acceptance, and this is who you would be working with.
I thought it might be helpful to hear just a couple of reactions from people who have been through the process with me already, (I have permission to print and have protected their identities);
Claire, I can never thank you enough for your patience, sensitivity and love that you have shown me, because of your thoughtfulness and understanding my life has turned around. (person A)
Claire is kind, gentle and very sensitive to ones needs. She has led me through some difficult sessions with care and reassurance. It has been a wonderful life changing experience. (person B)
I would highly recommend Claire because she has tremendous talent and skill and it would be hard to find anyone better. I was treated with respect, care, empathy, kindness and discretion. I have had previous counselling so I feel I am experienced and knowledgable in knowing what works and what doesn’t and put simply, Claire works. (person C)
These people began their journey just like you.
Call me, and lets get started on yours.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an experienced integrated person centred counsellor.
I am an accredited member of the BACP (British Association for counsellors and Psychotherapists) and work in accordance to their ethics and principles. "Accreditation means to have achieved a substantial level of training and experience that has been approved by BACP." (from the BACP website).
I am also qualified as a couples counsellor (Advanced post diploma Certificate Course in Person centred Couples Counselling)
I am a qualified nurse (RNLD). Consequently I have experience of looking specifically at behaviour, its motivations and techniques for modifying that behaviour, this ties in with my CBT training.
I am experienced in both brief and long term therapy/counselling.
I attend various workshops and training events throughout the year to ensure that I am abreast the latest theoretical changes/advances and am also able to give you the best service I can.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
£40 individual sessions (subsidies are available in certain circumstances)
£50 couples counselling
All of the sessions are 60 minutes.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client