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 am interested in understanding people and supporting them to know themselves deeper.  It is from this relationship that I believe change can happen.  This happens at your pace and I am sensitive to what you need. I believe effective counselling is a joint enterprise and we are both changed by the experience.  I see clients grow when they can allow themselves to be as they are, not how others think they should be.  This is not always easy - many clients I have worked with have been shamed out of being themselves and counselling may be the first time they can be seen differently.

I offer short term and long term work; for times of crisis or for ongoing personal development.

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 a 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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