Clare Burley BA (Hons) MBACP

Clare Burley BA (Hons) MBACP



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About me

I believe that we all have potential. There is hope and a desire to overcome life's difficulties the best we can. This can mean trying to cope with relationship problems, anxiety, depression and other issues.
Life can be a struggle, navigating what life throws at you at is a challenge. Sometimes it can be difficult to get through hard times, other times we want to make changes, but aren't sure how or when.

Coming for counselling is entering a safe and supportive space, dedicated to you. A place to share your thoughts and your emotions, to really express yourself, talk and explore difficulties from the past or present, in confidence.I believe everyone needs a place where they are able to be themselves. I would like to offer you that space, as an opportunity to grow in self awareness and self compassion.

My role is to be alongside you, as a counsellor, yet also as a fellow human being, helping to explore your thoughts and feelings. Together we can work to open up new possibilities and ways of thinking. I offer you a caring and warm environment, to listen with respect to what you want to bring, in your own time, to help draw on your personal resources and inner strength to be able to move forward. From personal experience, therapy has been a source of inspiration, change and comfort.

I am an Integrative, Relational Counsellor which means that I draw from a range of theoretical knowledge, including Humanistic, Psychodynamic approaches and Cognitive Behavioural techniques. This helps me adapt to your individual needs. Being Relational, honours and recognises the interconnectedness with others and ourselves, and I aim to engage in what is meaningful to you.

I offer short term and long term one to one, face to face counselling, dependent on your needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA (hons) Integrative -Relational Counselling. Middlesex University.
  • NCFE Level 2 & 3 Counselling skills and theory.
  • Current enhanced DBS certificate (Disclosure and Barring Service).

As a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy I adhere to their Ethical Framework.

I have worked in a GP surgery and a sixth form in a secondary school.

I have also volunteered for the Samaritans for several years.

I am committed to ongoing learning and training in an exciting field.
To date –Mental Health awareness
Self harm
Relational trauma
Loss and Bereavement
Working with personality disorders
Working with children who have been affected by crime

I have regular supervision to support me and monitor my work. This ensures professional and ethical practice.

I am fully insured with professional indemnity insurance.

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I appreciate that it is difficult to choose a counsellor so I offer an initial meeting for £20, to give you the opportunity to explore your reasons for coming to counselling and to see whether you would like to work with me.

Thereafter - £45 for 55 minutes.

Some concessions are available.

Further information

I currently work at the new community building next to the church in the village of North Holmwood.
It is on the edge of the common, a beautiful area for walking and contemplation.

Maps & Directions

Dorking, RH5

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Please contact me to discuss availability, I am fairly flexible, offering daytime and evening sessions.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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