Clare Pearl MBACP
01706 813 570 / 07817 976 683
I am a fully qualified and experienced person-centred counsellor working in independent practice near Todmorden. My approach is warm, friendly and non-judgmental. I believe developing self-awareness will give you a greater sense of freedom and creative control over your life.
The person-centred approach involves using the three core conditions of empathy, acceptance and congruence in the therapeutic relationship. I live and explore these qualities on a day-to-day basis. I also work in a focusing-orientated way, using sensations held within the body to access deeper levels of knowing.
Sessions are available during the day and evenings and I work both inside and outdoors. I have a dedicated room offering a safe and confidential space to explore your issues. Please contact me to arrange an initial appointment. I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling accredited by the National Counselling Society.
Accredited Register Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
I have more than four years experience working in both long and short-term therapy including two years in a hospice where I worked with people experiencing terminal illness and bereavement. During this time I saw very real benefits from the counselling process.
I am fully insured and a registered member of BACP, which means I abide by their code of ethics and work to the highest ethical standards.
I believe that a high level of self-exploration is the foundation to working effectively as a counsellor, and I have many years of personal and spiritual development training including a three-year residential course in Tai Chi with the Rising Dragon Tai Chi School (1996-1999), numerous courses and retreats on Buddhism and meditation, and a three-year residential training in Shamanic Therapy and the Creative Arts (2005-2008).
I started out as a professional artist with a BA Hons in Fine Art, followed several years later by an MA in Filmmaking, and I have worked most of my adult life as an independent filmmaker, and more recently as an artist. I have facilitated filmmaking workshops with community groups using creative processes to explore often painful issues such as isolation, loneliness, depression and addiction. To see some of these award-winning films please visit www.clarepearl.co.uk.
Alongside working as a creative practitioner I have always been fascinated by self-development and in 2011 decided to take a break from filmmaking and retrain as a therapist. It is my wish to work with others in the inspiring field of personal and collective growth and interconnectivity with all forms of life.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
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Sessions last for one hour and cost £40.00.
The first session gives us a chance to get to know each other and decide if we want to continue working together and costs £25.00
It is up to you to determine how long we work togther. Some people find 6 to 10 sessions gives them the time they need to work thorugh a particular issue and others are looking for a longer-term engagement.
I have sessions available during the day and evenings. Please send me a text or email to set up the first appointment, or give me a call to talk through any questions. I look forward to hearing from you.
Payment by cash, cheque or bank transfer.
There is parking directly outside the house and a distance of 3 to 4 metres to the front door including one step up, six inches in height. The therapy room is on the first floor but sessions can take place on the ground floor if required. There is a ground floor toilet. The nearest bus stop is a 5-minute walk away up a steep hill. The bus takes about 10 minutes from Todmorden Bus Station. Please contact me if you require more detailed information.
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Type of session
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I offer face to face sessions at my home near Todmorden during the day and evenings, and via Skype and telephone. Please get in touch on 07817 976 683/ 01706 813 570 or by email.
Types of client