Clare Reeve Registered MBACP Counsellor/Psychotherapist
Specialising in the therapy of children, adolescents and young adults ( Adult counselling also available)
My training and counselling approach is mainly psychodynamic, however I have a natural lean towards a more integrative way of working and recognize 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.
I also have hundreds of hours built up in (CPD) Continued professional development training including recent child safeguarding training.
For the past 18 years, I have worked with children of all ages in various roles, including working with children with learning disabilities, young carers, and youth offenders, in addition I have qualified as a youth worker and a Child and Adolescent Counsellor (Psychodynamic). 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.
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