Charlotte Clements MA, PgDip, registered MBACP
Life can be overwhelming and stressful at times, and from an early age, we may develop unhelpful coping strategies and defences, losing our true selves along the way.
I provide a warm, safe, nurturing and non-judgmental space, in which I can work together with young people (over 14 years) and adults to help them gain insights into and find ways to manage challenging emotions and behaviours. This in turn will help them discover their true voice and authentic selves and fulfill their potential in life.
I am a highly qualified and experienced young person and adult counsellor and psychotherapist, trained to Masters level, and have been practicing since 2007 in various capacities.
My training was Integrative, which means I use ways of working such as, Sand-Tray Therapy, Art Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, amongst others. I am also Person-Centred, meaning I see us as equals and highly value the thoughts, feelings and experiences someone may bring to the therapeutic process.
I work long or short term, dependent on a person's needs and have helped people to cope with a wide range of issues including depression, trauma, anxiety, anger, abuse and bereavement amongst others.
I work in the lovely setting of Kilver Court in Shepton Mallet.
In the initial session I will take down some information such as what is currently troubling you, contact details, some personal history, your expectations and hopes for coming and I will explain confidentiality. I'll also give you the opportunity to ask me any questions.
I am a registered member of BACP, which means I am bound by their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions and their Professional Conduct Procedure. I have regular supervision, keep my skills up to date using Continuing Professional Development and have current professional indemnity insurance. I have BUPA recognition and a DBS check.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at Terapia, which is affiliated with Middlesex University. Here I gained an MA in Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and Counselling and a certificate in Counselling Skills and Theoretcial Perspectives in Psychotherapy, which enables me to also work with adults.
I also have a Pg Diploma in Psychoanalytic Observational Studies from the Tavistock Centre and a BSc in Psychology from Sussex University.
I currently work privately with young people and adults at Kilver Court in Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 5NF.
I have been practicing as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist since 2007. During this time I have worked for a school counselling project in Haringey, in three primary schools and at an academy in Islington, and at a primary school in Taunton.
I also had a private practice in London where I saw adults and have worked as a volunteer therapist for Rucksack (a children's bereavement service), Kids Company and Place 2 Be.
Prior to working as a therapist I have 5 years experience working with autistic children and 8 years experience as a nanny as well as having worked as a research assistant, residential social worker and family support worker.
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
I charge £50 for a 50 minute face to face session.
Please see www.charlotteclements.co.uk for further more detailed information.