Claire Addison MBACP, Dip. Con.

Claire Addison MBACP, Dip. Con.

Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK41

07939 554991

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About me

Hello.

If you are struggling with life, emotions or relationships, having the opportunity to talk with a counsellor about your problems can be a relief. This talking can have a powerful and long-lasting impact on how you feel about yourself and how you relate to others.

I work with all sorts of different people with a wide range of difficulties - here are some of the issues for which people seek my counselling support:

  • Depression, sadness, hopelessness
  • Anxiety or feeling unable to cope
  • Loneliness
  • Relationship issues
  • Loss and bereavement
  • Lack of confidence and self-esteem
  • Experiences of trauma - both current and in the past
  • Life changes.

I am an integrative counsellor. This means that I use different counselling theories and ways of working which I feel will be right for each individual. Regardless of your struggles, I offer a confidential and safe place for you to talk. I will listen to your story, hear about your feelings and experiences and work with you so that you may manage your life in a more contented, healthier and fulfilling way.

As a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I abide by their code of practice and their ethical framework.

I enjoy meeting and talking with people from all different backgrounds, life experiences, ethnicities, cultures, religions, physical abilities, gender identities and sexual orientations. I offer a safe space for those who are wanting to explore their LGBTQ+ identities.

I offer short and long term face-to-face counselling.

Taking the next step

You can call or email me to arrange an initial consultation.

The initial consultation will take place in my therapy room and will last for 50 minutes. Should you then wish to have more sessions, we will discuss how many feels appropriate for you and arrange a date and time for your sessions to begin.

Sessions last for 50 minutes and take place on the same day and at the same time each week.

Training, qualifications & experience

My interest in counselling began over a decade ago, when I had a personal experience of how life-changing it can be. I began my training at a well-established counselling and psychotherapy school seven years ago.

I hold the following counselling qualifications:

  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling (level 7 BACP approved) (The Minster Centre, London)
  • Foundation Certificate in Counselling (The Minster Centre London)
  • I am undertaking a Master's Degree in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling at The Minster Centre/University of Middlesex.

As well as seeing clients in my private practice, I work for a university counselling service.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Relationship problems such as:
    affairs, betrayals, divorce, separation, feeling 'stuck', sexual challenges, wider family and 'in-laws' challenges
  • Parenting
  • Motherhood
  • Miscarriage and fertility issues
  • Perinatal / postnatal depression (and the 'baby blues')
  • Sibling issues
  • Step families
  • Step parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Professional burn-out
  • Student pressures

Fees

Individual counselling £40 per session (50 minutes)

Initial assessment session £40 (50 minutes)

One-off problem-solving session £100 (120 minutes)


Maps & Directions

Bedford, MK41

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: No

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults