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), 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. Being in Nature can assist you in not only re-connecting with the wider environment, but may assist with re-establishing meaning in life where this has been lost and for finding those parts of yourself you feel you have become disconnected from through various life events. This embodied mode of relating holds the potential of leading to deeper and more fulfilling and meaningful relationships for you. 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 attended 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 Wild Therapy training - a modality created by Nick Totton.
I have been seeing clients since 2003 including over 11 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.
I have a background in Nursing, Midwifery and Complementary Therapies.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also work with clients who experience chronic feelings of emptiness, restlessness, boredom , guilt and loneliness.
Initial assessment: £35 for up to 50 minutes (individuals) - £50 for up to 60 minutes (couples).
Sessions: £40 for 50 minutes (individuals) £45 for Walk and Talk Therapy (individuals only) - £55 for 60 minutes (couples).
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mondays & Tuesdays 10am to 10pm, Wednesday evenings 7 to 10 pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|