Hello and welcome to my site.
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 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 Walk and Talk Therapy - individuals only), 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 whether you feel you will be able to enter into a therapeutic relationship with me.
I work predominantly from my home in Northallerton, but I also believe in the therapeutic potential of working outdoors with clients through Walk and Talk Therapy and can offer this should you wish to explore this option. I can offer flexibility to work both indoors and outdoors and discussion around this will take place at the assessment which will initially take place at my home.
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. 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 completed the year long Wild Therapy training - a modality created by Nick Totton.
I have been seeing clients since 2003 including over 12 years in private practice. I worked for over 5 years at an alcohol counselling service, long term work with a general counselling and psychotherapy service and two GP surgeries. I also work with EAP clients and individuals who prefer to Walk and Talk.
I have a background in Nursing, Midwifery and Complementary Therapies.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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.
Initial assessment: £35 for up to 50 minutes (individuals) - £50 for up to 60 minutes (couples).
Sessions: £40 for 50 minutes (individuals) £40 to £50 for Walk and Talk Therapy (individuals only - location dependent) - £60 for 60 minutes (couples).
From the 6th July 2020, I shall be resuming face to face work with clients.
Concessions offered for
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.