Clair Neill MA, Integrative Therapist, Registered MBACP
Life can be a real struggle at times, whether it be due to difficulties in our relationships, a trauma, or more a sense that we've lost a part of ourselves along the way. Modern day living doesn't give us much time to sit back and take stock of our lives, so it can be even harder to begin to work out how we can feel better. Counselling can give you that devoted, focused time to reflect on how you are experiencing your life right now, how you might feel about past experiences and the impact that this is having upon you. By exploring this together, you are then able to gain another perspective and be better placed to make changes for the future.
I work within an integrative-relational approach. Integrative therapy seeks to put your needs first and foremost, whilst being able to draw on a number of different approaches, including humanistic, existential and relational. What that means in practice is that counselling becomes about you as a whole individual, rather than as set of symptoms or conditions. I believe passionately that fostering a trusting, non-judgemental relationship is key to facilitating change.
I work with client online, via telephone or from my home in Cranleigh. I also offer Walk & Talk therapy is various locations.
What is walk and talk therapy?
Walk and talk therapy offers a very different experience. Being outdoors brings many benefits in itself...even on a cloudy day, a walk outdoors will help boost serotonin levels, giving your mood a lift. Exercise too, has a big influence on how you feel and helps reduce stress. Walk and talk combines this with all the benefits of counselling. It can particularly help those experiencing loss, anxiety, stress or depression. We move at your pace, so any level of fitness can be accommodated.
Single-session therapy is exactly as it sounds....for 90 minutes we focus on a very specific area of your like that would like to work on. We approach each session as if it were going to be the last, so that it becomes a self-contained piece of work. Clients are free to book additional sessions as needed.
So that you get a better idea about whether we would work well together, I offer a free 30 minute face-to-face initial appointment. During that session we can discuss your needs, concerns and any questions you may have about the process.
Call or email me to arrange a mutually convenient time.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified counsellor/psychotherapist and hold an MA in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy from the University of Roehampton. I am a Registered Member of the BACP.
I am currently in private practice working with clients online or in the great outdoors for walk & talk sessions. When Covid restrictions permit, I will also work from my home in Cranleigh. I have worked with students and staff at the Centre for Wellbeing, University of Surrey. Prior to that I was a member of the counselling team at Godalming and Guildford colleges. I also volunteered for the Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre (RASASC) in Guidford.
Before becoming a counsellor, my background was teaching languages, as well as working in the higher education sector.
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Coping with difficult life stages
- Exam stress
- Work stress
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
The initial consultation is free and lasts 30 minutes. This can be done online, via telephone or in person.
£55 per 60 minute session.
£90 per 90 minutes of Single Session Therapy
I ask for at least 24 hours notice for cancellations.
Please call or email me for current availability