Claire Asherson Bartram DPsych
I am an experienced psychotherapist, counsellor, supervisor and group leader. I qualified as a Gestalt therapist in 1991 and draw from other modalities.
My approach is relational, humanistic and integrative. Among the traditions that inform my work are Gestalt, Person Centred, Existential, Psychodynamic and Attatchment based perspectives. Thus I see that experiences from childhood influence how people are in the present, so that how a person lives in the present is connected with messages and ways of being that were learnt early on. I therefore explore with clients many different areas of their lives and ways of being which contribute to the experience of relating in the here and now.
I work with people who bring a variety of issues and specialise in relationships issues, particularly (but not only) for people those connected with contemporary family forms, stepfamily situations, or as a result of stepfamily situations.
I run a monthly Saturday group and co-run a fortnightly group with Angelika Wienrich. Both are mixed Gestalt groups with no specific agenda.
I teach skills at the Minster Centre and supervise clinical work and dissertations.
Training, qualifications & experience
DPsych (Doctorate in Psychotherapy by Professional Practice) 2009
Diploma Gestalt Psychotherapy 1991
BA Music 1985
EAGT (European Association of Gestalt Therapy)
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Child related issues
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Stepfamily, contemporary families, relationship, family issues, role play,
The following is my hourly fee. Individuals pay what they can manage within my sliding scale. Others may negotiate fees if necessary.
£55 - £85 Individuals
£85 - 100 couples
£160 whole family (2 therapists)
I run a monthly Gestalt group on Saturdays for men and women and co-run a fortnightly group with Angelika Wienrich on Tuesday evenings.
My doctorate was a project titled 'Narratives of Mothers in Stepfamily Situations. As part of this I founded StepIn ASAP; Advancing Stepfamily Awareness in Practice, an organisation that is gathering a countrywide list of therapists working with people in and from stepfamily situations and contemporary family forms, and offers workshops,training and supervision in this area.
I am a tutor and supervisor at the Minster Centre. I also supervise academic dissertations to doctoral level at the New School of Existential Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Thursday.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I offer supervision to trainees and experienced therapist in individual or group form.