Clare Green Bsc, Msc, MBACP

Clare Green Bsc, Msc, MBACP

About me

Welcome, I'm Clare, an experienced counsellor working indoors in Purley and outdoors in a park in Croydon.

I understand that you are probably in pain or hurting in some way at the moment and you want relief from that as quickly as possible.

When I help, I won't direct you or come with ready made answers. Instead my approach is to work sensitively and compassionately, helping you to come to know yourself more deeply, so you can really understand both your difficulties and your qualities. As a Gestalt counsellor, I believe that change arises from supporting you in increasing your awareness of how you are in the world.

I offer short term and long term work; for times of crisis or for ongoing personal development.  I will always go at your pace.

Training, qualifications & experience

I began my training 25 years ago with a degree in Psychology and then a master's degree in Forensic Psychology. I ran cognitive behavioural groups for many years and began my training as a Gestalt Counsellor in 2011.  I have counselled on placements at Mind in Purley, YMCA in Croydon and HMP Pentonville and now practice privately.

My professional shift from exploring people's thinking patterns to recognising that we are so much more than our thoughts, means that I now work in a more embodied way, with a special interest in how symptoms in the body reflect internal distress and conflict.  I am developing more work outdoors for Spring 2017.  I have found the natural setting to be supportive and healing for those that find traditional counselling too much - please let me know if you are interested in being on my mailing list for this.

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My fee per session is on a sliding scale from £35, due each session payable by cash or cheque.

I offer one low-cost space for 12 weeks of sessions indoors or outdoors.

Maps & Directions

Purley, CR8

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Types of client

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