Claire Willsher - MBACP (Reg Accred), BABCP (Accred)

Claire Willsher - MBACP (Reg Accred), BABCP (Accred)


07470 444978

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07470 444978

About me

I work part-time for the NHS offering Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to adults and adolescents suffering anxiety, stress and depression and I also have a small private practice. I believe a strong therapeutic relationship is the foundation for all my work and draw on my counselling training to inform all my therapeutic practice.

I offer a warm, safe environment for you to explore your difficulties. I work in a collaborative manner, adapting my theoretical understanding of a problem to each client I meet. Each of my clients is an individual and I endeavour to understand their unique experience of the world, and what might be keeping them stuck at this time.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural  Psychotherapist and a qualified humanistic counsellor.

I am registered with both the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP) and I am an Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).

I have a degree in Psychology (Leicester University, 1991) and a Foundation Degree in Transactional Analysis (Humanistic Counselling) (Middlesex University, 2013).

I also have a Post-Graduate Certificate in CBT (Oxford University, 2011) and a post-graduate Diploma in CBT (Oxford University, 2014).

I have extensive experience of evidence-based treatment protocols including depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, panic, agoraphobia, social phobia and generalised anxiety disorder. I aim to facilitate my clients to build their self-esteem and sense of self-worth, empowering them to become their own therapist and to continue their self-improvement even after therapy has finished.

I have a special interest in ADHD and Asperger’s Spectrum Disorder. I also have experience of working with adults with learning disabilities. I offer couples therapy, and work in the Integrative Behavioural Couples Therapy model.

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Fees available on application. The assessment session is a time for us to explore your reasons for coming to therapy, the nature of your difficulties and for you to decide if you can work with me.

The therapeutic relationship is paramount for our work so there is no obligation to work with me if you do not feel comfortable. I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation to help you decide if you feel you would like to meet with me to explore your issues further.

Further information

I am bound by the BACP ethical framework and offer a warm, safe, confidential space for you to explore your difficulties and for us to work together to alleviate your distress. I can offer short-term and long-term therapy, depending on your therapy goals. Please do contact me if you have any questions or would like more information about my qualifications or experience. Please call 07470 444978 to book an assessment appointment or if you have any further queries.

Maps & Directions

Newbury, RG14

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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