Claudia Anderson PG Dipl Psych, Registered MBACP
Do you feel imprisoned by your past or unable to deal with present worry, doubts or anxiety. As an integrative Counsellor, with a psychodynamic/ humanistic approach I provide 1-1 therapy focusing on personal relationships, career and addiction.
I work one to one with individuals - my aim being to help my clients find solace and equip them with the tools needed to assist with their day to day life, many of whom are overwhelmed by stress, anxiety and depression. I am dedicated and committed to those who want to make a positive change - all I ask is for the client to participate in that process, which may at times be painful, but also progressive.
As an Integrative counsellor, with a background in Psychotherapy, I am able to help clients focus on their more immediate problems, whilst identifying how past influences, can affect present thoughts and behaviour, and the impact this has on relationships with family, friends and colleagues. In the area of employment I provide the opportunity to explore vocational issues in life, that may need change, empowering client towards achieving goals, and highlight areas where low self-esteem or low self-confidence may have hindered career fulfilment.
Training, qualifications & experience
2015 - 2016 Counselling Coordinator for Brent Mind, providing brief solution focused 1 - 1 therapy, training and supervision to trainee counsellors.
Group Facilitator for the London Narcissistic Abuse Group
2015 - 2016 Mental Health awareness facilitator for Blue Light MIND training to emergency services. Paranoid beliefs and hearing voices group - Peer Facilitator.
Member of the London Hearing Voices Network
2015 - MIND in Harrow - Devised course material for National Community Learning Mental Health programme for emotional wellbeing courses on depression, anxiety and sleep disorders, using PHQ-7; GAD - 9 and WEMWBS scale to evaluate impact and outcome of mental health educational courses.
2013 - 2015 Camden Drug and Alcohol Counsellor - explored how addictive behaviour impacts personal behaviour and affects work, friends and family
2014 - Counselling Supervisor for trainee counsellors - NHS Herts Valley CCG
2012 - 2014 - Mental Health Navigator - Kensington and Chelsea PCT - social prescribing
2010 - 2012 Camden and Islington Trust - Employment Specialist
2008 - 2010 Brent Community Health team - Employment Specialist for mentally ill, using the Individual Placement and Support model
BACP Certificate of Proficiency
NVQ in Information, Advice and Guidance
Substance Misuse Practitioner
Motivational Interviewing and Short Focused Brief Therapy
PG Dip in Psychotherapy
PG Dip in Integrative Clinical Supervision (completes 2016)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Cross - Cultural counselling
An initial consultation, which lasts for an hour is charged at £50
I offer 50 minute sessions at £40 and discounted rates to students, part - time staff and teachers.
Weekday evening sessions offered
Weekday sessions to be offered from September 2016 (TBC)
I offer Time Limited Counselling for 6 - 12 sessions, (short - term therapy) or Open Ended Individual Counselling (long -term therapy) which can be discussed after the initial consultation
- Learning to trust again
- Christmas - self versus spirit
- Anxiety and Relapse Prevention (Part 2)
- Anxiety and Relapse Prevention (Part 1)
- Mother's Little Helper
- Relationships and Children - The First Born (part 4)
- Relationships: They Were Inseparable - What Happened? (Part 3)
- Relationships and Ambivalence (Part 2)
- Relationships: Dependency and Ambivalence (Part 1)
- Dating and Relationships in the 'Middle Ages'
- Got a New Life, Got a New Wife
- Is Marriage a 20 year Deal?
- Where is the Love?
- Work - An Occupational Health Hazard (Part 1)
- Infidelity - The Triangle of Betrayal: Will You still Love me tomorrow? (Part 1)
- Time to Re- evaluate (Part 2) - Your Career
- Time to Re-evaluate (Part 1) - Your Relationships
- Anger Management - How do you manage your anger?
- SMARTER goals for Personal and Career Sucess
- Relationships and the Mid - Life Transition
- Work and The Addictive Personality
I was quite nervous about counselling as I'd never done anything like it before, but contacted Claudia to help me through some relationship issues as I liked the sound of her online profile and how she talked about her approach. I found her at once very welcoming, straightforward and pretty much from the first session, able to offer insights into the the things I couldn't see for myself at the time. Looking back is always easier once you have attained some clarity, but I suppose I'd say what I appreciated most about my sessions was that they didn't feel at all like I'd dreaded they might – formulaic or forced, the kind of 'typical therapist' stereotype I'd wanted to avoid. I found myself able to converse easily and never felt pressured. Claudia helped me move towards a place where I felt I could take control, face up to my issues and move on in my life and that has been very valuable indeed.
RH from North Kensington
It was the first time that I had received counselling. My employer suggested that I needed help, due to anger management issues, however after the first session, Claudia realised that it was not help with anger management that I needed, but help to understand that due to the continual stress of work, my physical health was beginning to deteriorate. Through therapy, we were able to explore that the 'anger' was being directed towards me, through my employer and that my increased sleepless nights and periods of extreme back pain, affected my exemplary work record, physical and mental health. Therapy enlightened my awareness, of the discriminatory aspects of my work, that affected both my mind and body, which prior to our six sessions, I had never considered. Her holistic, yet practical approach, enabled me to gain confidence and strengthen my resolve. Our sessions were brief, but invaluable. I cannot thank Claudia enough.
MA from St John's Wood, W8
I was finding it increasingly difficult to deal with work and home issues so I decided to seek help from Claudia. Despite my reservations, talking through my fears and anxieities helped me a lot. Through her professional advice, I was able to put a lot of things into perspective and she enabled me to deal with the problems I had without feeling overwhelmed and helpless. The support and service provided by Claudia was excellent and contributed massively. Her confidential, unbiased and friendly approach created the perfect environment for me to discuss my issues.
WW from Harrow, Middlesex
"Claudia was exactly the type of counsellor I was looking for. Her gentle approach to explaining her thoughts and questioning my views was instrumental in helping me appreciate personal issues that I’d previously struggled with, both with myself and with other counsellors. The opportunity to talk about my issues and how they sit in the context of my private life and work, rather than in isolation, was refreshing and extremely helpful. I fully recommend Claudia as a counsellor and I can think of no better investment in time or money to try to understand oneself."
PC from North Kensington
I found therapy with Claudia a pleasant and welcoming experience and it was useful on both personal and professional outlook. Being of the opposite sex, I was still made to fell comfortable and could express myself as deep as I wanted to go.
SB from Ladbroke Grove
Maps & Directions
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Face to face counselling
Types of client