Clare Reeve MA, Registered MBACP Counsellor/Psychotherapist
Working with Adults, Children/Adolescents and families
Specialising in the therapy of children and young people
My training and counselling approach is mainly psychodynamic, however I have a natural lean towards a more integrative way of working and recognise the need to be flexible, particularly when working with children. My way of working is adapted to suit the individual client’s needs and pulls from all models and theory at times. I offer talking therapy and the use of play, art and sand tray work as a form of communicating as children often work metaphorically. My key approach is non-directive - I accept and work with whatever the young person brings to the session without judgement or prejudice. Ultimately I believe no matter what the model or training background relationship is key, building a rapport and trusted relationship and being attuned to your client and their needs is essential.
I have experience working with; stress, anxiety, friendship difficulties, identity, bullying, self- harm, anger, trauma , bereavement, eating disorders, confidence/ self- esteem , divorce/family separation , attachment issues, School refusal/phobia, sibling difficulties.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Counsellor, specialising in Children and Adolescents, Fully Insured, Enhanced CRB Disclosure, Registered member of the British Association for counselling & Psychotherapy.
I have recently completed studying an MA Psychodynamic Counselling at the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies at Essex University.
MA Psychodynamic Counselling University Essex Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies Nov 2016
Clinical Supervision Certificate British Psychological Society 2016
HE Diploma Child & Adolescent Counselling Anglia Ruskins University 2012
HE Cert Counselling Anglia Ruskins University 2009
City & Guilds VRQ level 2 Youth work
I also have hundreds of hours built up in (CPD) Continued professional development training including recent child safeguarding training.Since graduating in 2012 I have gained much experience and many clinical hours volunteering, working in a private practice and as a self- employed practitioner working in various settings including Schools. I have recent experience working with severely bullied children who are not able to attend School offering online counselling by instant relay chat.
Prior to working as a counsellor I worked as a Project Manager for a local charity supporting young carers and their families.
With qualifications and a background in Art & Design with art being an important part of my life personally and valuing the use of art and creativity as a means of expression and working therapeutically.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Effects of Bullying
Child/Adolescent identity difficulties
Parenting Support and classes
PSHE./ Citizenship and emotional support lessons for Schools / youth groups
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A standard counselling session is 50 minutes and costs £45 however please make contact to discuss your needs and fee. More details available on my website.
School Contracts available at a highly competitive fee
Adult counselling also available
Parent and family work
Student counsellors also at a reduced price
For School contracts please make contact to discuss fees
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Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am available for daytime or evening appointments as well as Saturday mornings.
Types of client