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 children and adults of all ages 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 child, adolescent 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, Play Therapy, 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, or your child, 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 recent 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 children 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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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£50 for a 50 minute face to face session with some reduced rate spaces negotiable.
Please see www.charlotteclements.co.uk for further more detailed information.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer sessions at Kilver Court from Tuesdays to Fridays. The first session is at 9.30 am and the last at 5pm.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|