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MBACP Accredited Counsellor & Psychotherapist

About me

Hello and welcome to my counselling profile.

My name's Claire and I'm an experienced accredited counsellor and psychotherapist with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Sometimes it's just too difficult to share what's on your mind with family or friends, or perhaps you've tried, but felt no one has really understood you. No matter what's troubling you at this present time, you deserve acceptance and understanding, and my role is to provide an environment that's safe, supportive and confidential where you can explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviour without the fear of being judged.

I am able to offer face to face therapy at my home, but can also offer online and telephone counselling .  Please note however, that not all problems are suitable for remote therapy and this is something we can discuss through an initial assessment.  Unfortunately, I do not offer online counselling for couples - only face to face, nor do I work with clients from abroad. 

I have experience in working with a wide variety of issues and can offer you long or short term counselling on a weekly basis for 50 minutes each session for individuals, 60 minutes for couples.  An initial assessment will take place to provide you with an opportunity to decide whether you think counselling is right for you and also to see whether we will be able to work well together.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Higher National Diploma in Integrative Counselling and completed the Introductory Year in Group Analysis at The Institute of Group Analysis, London and completed the Working with Couples series at the Westminster Pastoral Foundation, London. As well as extensive continuous professional development, I have completed a variety of short courses in London, on Spiritual Psychology, Mindfulness Meditation and Nature Therapy and have more recently, completed a year long training in Wild Therapy.

I have been seeing clients since 2003 including over 14 years in private practice. I worked for over 5 years at an alcohol counselling service, long term work with a general counselling and psychotherapy community service and two GP surgeries. I have also worked with EAP clients since 2008.

I have a lengthy background in Nursing, Midwifery and Complementary Therapies, including working abroad.  I also worked for a number of years in the City of London in the commercial environment. 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I also work with clients who experience chronic feelings of emptiness, restlessness, boredom, guilt and loneliness and those who struggle to find meaning in their lives.

The coronavirus pandemic has had a significant impact on the mental health and well-being of individuals and this is coming to light in client work.  Not just about anxiety - clients are wishing to explore more existential issues - thinking about where they are in their current life and perhaps where they would like to be in the future - and they are welcome to come and talk about this with me.

Fees

From £35.00 to £60.00

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Additional information

Initial assessment:

  • £35 for up to 50 minutes (individuals) Face to face, Online & Telephone counselling.
  • £50 for up to 60 minutes (couples) Face to face only.

    Sessions:
  • £40 for 50 minutes (individuals) Face to face, Online & Telephone counselling,
  • £60 for 60 minutes (couples) Face to face only.

When I work

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Further information

If I'm unable to take your call immediately, please do leave your name, number and a short message, and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.

Please note, I am unable to take private clients now until week beginning 18th July 2022. 

Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL7

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom