Clare Whitt MBACP (Accred)
The Practice Rooms
57-59 High Street
Westbury On Trym
The Practice Rooms
24 Regent Street
Welcome. I'm Clare, an experienced, BACP accredited counsellor offering individual and couples therapy to adults. I offer short term counselling or longer term, open ended therapy depending on what you are looking for.
Counselling with me offers a safe, neutral and confidential space where you can talk openly about your thoughts and feelings, without fear of judgement or criticism. People I work with regularly comment on how helpful it is to talk to someone outside their usual circles and of the release they feel when they say things out loud to a trained professional, who listens and helps them to explore things in a way they haven’t done before. My aim is to work with you to help you understand yourself better and with this enhanced understanding, find new perspectives and a clearer way forward.
The prospect of choosing a counsellor and arranging a first session can feel daunting. You may feel unsure about what to expect or feel a range of feelings about talking to someone you don't yet know. I bring a warm and gentle approach and always aim to work at your pace to make the experience as comfortable as possible from the outset.
I currently have daytime appointments available. I work at The Practice Rooms in both Westbury on Trym and Clifton Village. On street parking is available in both locations (free in Westbury, £1 per hour in Clifton).
For fuller details please see my website: clarewhittcounselling.com or feel free to contact me by phone or email with any questions you may have.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have experience of working in a range of settings including Primary Care seeing NHS patients with complex needs, university counselling students and local counselling agencies, including Mothers for Mothers where I supported people with post natal illness. I currently work both in private practice and with Penny Brohn UK, a charity supporting people with a cancer diagnosis.
Some of the issues I have supported people with include depression, anxiety, stress, lack of confidence and low self esteem, struggles with personal identity, abuse, loss, bereavement, relationship difficulties for either individuals or couples, work and family issues, long term health conditions, parenting, life transitions and pregnancy related issues and loss.
Training and qualifications
My core training was obtained through a BACP accredited counselling diploma and was integrative in its approach, using the relational model. I have since attended regular CPD training events and am currently working towards a CORST (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists) approved Certificate on working with couples.
- BACP accredited Counselling Diploma in Professional Studies - UWE, Bristol
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Certificate for Transactional Analysis 101
- LLB (Hons) - Exeter University
- Ongoing and regular professional development training
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
£50 per session - individuals.
£40 per session - couples (currently offered at a reduced rate - please ask me for further details)
The first step is for us to meet for an initial session. This allows me to tell you how I work and you can share what brings you to see me, so that we can decide if working together going forward feels right. If we decide to meet again, we will discuss how often to meet and when. Sessions are usually weekly at the same time each week. How many times we meet will be up to you and I will keep this under review with you as the work progresses.
To book this initial session or for a brief confidential conversation, please contact me by phone or email.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Appointments currently available (daytime)
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|