Clare Burley BA (Hons) MBACP

Clare Burley BA (Hons) MBACP




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About me

I work with adults and young people on a one to one basis on a range of issues, such as anxiety, depression, relationship problems and pressures of work. These can really affect your quality of life. Sometimes life can be a struggle, sometimes it can be difficult to cope, 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 in confidence, to express yourself, talk and explore difficulties from the past or present. I offer you a caring and warm environment, to listen with respect to what you want to bring, in your own time.

Initially we will explore your reason for coming for counselling and what you would like to use the time for. I would like to hear how things are for you now, from your perspective. By working together, therapy has the potential to open up new possibilities, gain increased self awareness and new ways of thinking. 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 and I aim to engage in what is meaningful to you. I love this work, it is a privilege to be alongside someone during their journey, to observe and support another to make changes.

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 50 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.

I also work at the Fairfield Medical Centre in Bookham and have afternoon and Monday early evening appointments available.

Maps & Directions

Leatherhead, KT23
Dorking, RH5

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Presently I am available Monday daytime and early evenings at Bookham. I have varied availability at North Holmwood.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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