Claire Williams MBACP

Claire Williams MBACP

Gandy Street

07818 293846

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Gandy Street

07818 293846

About me

Hello, I am a registered MBACP counsellor who is based in Exeter. I have an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling, (BACP Accredited), which I gained from Iron Mill College and am currently studying a Diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescents through Lindum College (BACP endorsed course).

I offer a safe and supportive space for people to explore and work through difficult or problematic life experiences from their past or present.

As a humanistic counsellor I focus on building a respectful, caring and empathetic relationship with every client and, through this, support them as they grow to achieve their potential as a unique individual.

I offer both short and longer term therapy, depending on the person's needs. The areas I cover in therapy include: anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, trauma, abuse, (including adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse), bereavement and loss, eating disorders and stress. This is not an exhaustive list and I am happy to work with whatever someone wishes to bring to therapy.

I offer counselling sessions Monday to Friday from 6pm to 8pm and on Saturdays from 9am to 6pm.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (BACP Accredited), from the Iron Mill College in Exeter and I am currently studying with Lindum College to gain a Diploma with Counselling Children and Adolescents; this is a BACP endorsed course. I also ensure I regularly attend training workshops for my Continued Professional Development.

These have included:

  • Counselling Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
  • Calming Techniques for Working with Trauma
  • Working with Eating Disorders
  • Counselling Skills for Primary School Children
  • Safeguarding Children
  • Counselling People with Disabilities
  • Dramatherapy
  • Working with Transgender Clients

As well as working with adults, adolescents and children in my private practice, I also work within primary schools in Exeter, offering non-directive play therapy to pupils. I have worked for Journey Therapeutic in Crediton and Young Devon in Exeter, so I have experience working with adolescents as well as adults.
I have nine years experience of working with children with Special Education Needs; this includes working with Autism, Speech and Language difficulties and anger issues. I hold a current CRB check.

I have a great interest in other cultures, having travelled widely, and have lived and worked in Botswana and New Zealand. I have also lived and worked in multi-cultural settings in the UK; these include working with international students, (mature and young adults), and EAL pupils; (English as an Additional Language).

I have lived in many areas of the UK, including London, Norwich, Brighton, Swansea and now Exeter.

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My fees for counselling sessions are:

£20 for an initial session.
£40 for each session after this.
Each session is up to 1 hour long and payment is due at the end of each session.

Further information

If you feel that counselling could be of benefit to you and would like more information, please contact me for a confidential and no obligation talk.

Maps & Directions

Exeter, EX1

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Monday to Friday from 6pm to 8pm Saturdays 9am to 6pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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