Clare-Marie Keel Dip Therapeutic counselling MBACP
01329 482184 / 07984 138277
Hello, my name is Clare-Marie Keel, welcome to my profile. My practice in Fareham offers a safe confidential environment where together we will work out the right approach for you whether that be long or short term therapy. I am within easy access to transport links and have onsite parking. Areas I cover include Fareham, Stubbington, Whiteley, Wickham, Gosport, Portsmouth, Titchfield.
I am a fully qualified registered counsellor with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I do understand it can be quite daunting making that first enquiry for counselling, so please be assured I will do all I can to put you at ease and discuss the counselling process with you.
I feel counselling should be available to all that are in need of an empathetic listener. I was in my early forties when I became a counsellor after working in the care sector for many years. Over my working life it became apparent how those who were struggling with everyday life really needed someone to listen to them in a safe non-judgmental empathetic environment.
To explore this more I went on to become involved in various charities, from supporting clients that were in deep distress to working with families under extreme pressures. My experience has allowed me to work with clients with relationship/family issues, depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, addiction, bereavement and loss issues, and anger management.
I went on to carry out extensive training in areas that dealt with loss and grief and I worked for a large charity as a bereavement counsellor. I also have an up to date disclosure and barring services Certificate which allows me to work with vulnerable clients.
Life can sometimes be quite challenging and throw up all sorts of dilemmas; counselling can be very helpful during these difficult times. I feel many of us need assistance or support at some point in our lives and sometimes speaking to friends or family may not be enough as they may be too personally involved with us. It is during these times I am able to help you through counselling.
Painful experiences from the past, difficulties in the present and fears about the future may hinder our ability to find and achieve satisfaction. Counselling can help people with feelings of loneliness, confidence issues, anger management, relationship problems, addiction, loss and bereavement and many other dilemmas we face in life.
My counselling practice offers a range of different counselling models, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Person Centred Counselling. I am also able to incorporate Mindfulness and relaxation techniques to help with anxiety, sleep problems, depression and various other issues.
I have carried out extensive training in loss and grief and worked for a large charity as a bereavement counsellor for many years. When we hear the word loss we often associate this with a bereavement, but loss can include the breakdown of relationships, losing our independence, unemployment, declining health etc. so it can cover a wide range of difficulties that we encounter throughout our lives.
In the counselling session I will work warmly and sensitively at your pace to assist you in moving forward with your life. Please feel free to email me on firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 07984 138277 or 01329 482184 and I will be happy to answer any queries you may have.
Training, qualifications & experience
Cruse: Awareness in Bereavement Care
ASCENTIS, Level 2 Awareness in Bereavement Care
Diploma In Therapeutic Counselling
Bereavement and Loss Certificate
Supporting People with Mental Health Certificate
Health and Social care Certificate
Death and Dying Certificate
Counselling level One Certificate
Introduction to Counselling Certificate
NVQ Level 3 Health and Social Care
NVQ Level 3 Early Years Care & Education
I am a Registered member of the BACP and as such abide by their ethical framework.
I work in private practice as well as volunteering for a bereavement charity.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have a great deal of experience in working with loss and bereavement, I undertook extra training in this field as it is an area I have great interest in. To experience a loss can have a detrimental effect on an individual’s well-being. Loss can also cover the loss of relationship, work, independence and various other life events. Over the years I have worked for a charity that specializes in this area to which I gained extensive knowledge.
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Humanistic therapies
My fee is £30.00 per session.
Some concessions are available, please enquire.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available days/evenings/weekends
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|