Clare-Marie Keel Dip Therapeutic counselling MBACP
01329 482184 / 07984 138277
Hello, my name is Clare-Marie,
I am an experienced registered counsellor with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and I offer counselling to individuals and couples. My practice in Fareham offers a safe, confidential and tranquil environment where together we will work out the right approach for you whether this should be long or short term therapy. I will keep my fees affordable as I feel counselling should be available to all in need of therapy.
How can counselling help?
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.
People come to therapy for many reasons including anxiety, depression, stress, OCD, bereavement and low self-esteem. Others may be experiencing relationship difficulties, challenging life issues or wish to gain a better understanding of themselves and why they think, feel and behave as they do. Seeing a counsellor can help you resolve what's troubling you and move forward into greater well-being and enjoyment of life. In the counselling session I will work warmly and sensitively to assist you in moving forward with your life.
Painful experiences from the past, difficulties in the present and fears about the future may hinder our ability to find and achieve satisfaction, counselling is able to assist the client in moving on with their life.
For some people, just the opportunity to talk to someone caring and supportive is enough to help them re-engage with their own coping resources.
The therapy I use
My approach is integrative and holistic, which means I use the right approach tailored to your individual needs and one that looks after your whole self.
I incorporate aspects from a range of therapeutic models such as ‘Person Centre’ and ‘Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)’, which adds flexibility and scope in deciding which approach may be helpful for you to live a more fulfilled life.
What to expect at the first session
I do understand it can be quite daunting making that first inquiry for counselling, so please be assured I will do all I can to put you at ease and discuss the counselling process with you in your first session. Counselling is not only about exploring core issues and gaining a different perspective on problems and psychological difficulties. It is also about building a rapport and trust with the counsellor, so that you feel comfortable enough to open up and voice your worries to me.
We will spend some time getting to know each other and discuss the issues that brought you in to counselling. I will ask questions about your presenting concerns, as well as your history and background, this will allow me to get a better understanding of the issues you are going through. It is important to understand we will be working at your pace so I will be guided by you and how much you feel ready to disclose.
I was in my early forties when I became a counsellor after working in the health/social care sector for many years in various settings such as hospices, mental health secure units and day centres. 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. I found myself being the person that others felt they could open up to. I felt humbled that those who were going through such difficult times in their life felt safe confiding in me and this gave me the passion and drive to change my career and become a counsellor.
Location, parking and accessibility
I have onsite parking for those coming by car, and for those coming by public transport my practice is close to Fareham train station and on the local bus route.
My therapy room is on ground floor level.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and voluntary experience
After I qualified I went to carry out extensive training and gained qualifications around loss and grief, working 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.
Previous to that I worked voluntary for a charity that deals with those that are suicidal or at risk, I gained great insight in supporting those that were experiencing extremely harrowing troubles in their life.
- 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.
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
- Feeling sad
- 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
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- 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.
I feel counselling should be available to all that are in need of an empathetic listener so I do try and keep my fees at a reasonable rate:
Individual counselling: £30.00 for the session
Relationship counselling: £40.00 per session
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available days/evenings/weekends
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|