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About me

Who I am

My name is Claire, I am a qualified counsellor and experienced life coach. I am able to offer both professional and empathic support, to enable you to overcome any difficulties you may be experiencing. I have trained to work in an integrative way, therefore I am able to draw from a range of theories, including person centred, psychodynamics and cognitive behavioural therapy, to enable you to gain understanding, create solutions, strategies and process positively.

What I do, and how it could help you?

By offering effective therapy in various areas, including depression, stress, anxiety, relationship problems, family difficulties, bereavement, social anxiety and addictions.

Working from my base in Ingatestone, I offer a welcoming, empathic, confidential and non judgemental space for you to talk about, and explore areas of difficulty in your life.

To find out more about whether counselling could help, please contact me either by text telephone or email, to see how I maybe able to help.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons) Integrative Counselling Degree

NCFE Diploma in Counselling Skills

Short courses/CPD

Mental Health Awareness Certificate

Treating generalised anxiety Disorders and panic Attacks

Dementia Awareness

Counselling children and young people

Understanding the Enneagram

Advanced parenting skills

Certified Self Esteem Practitioner

The power of connection ( focuses on enhancing personal relationships )

Power of Purpose

Self Esteem phases A and B

I regularly attend various training courses to enhance and increase my knowledge which enables me to continually offer my clients the best treatment I can.

I am a member of the BACP, and as such work within their ethical framework.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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Additional information

Fees range from £40

Student concessions offered

When I work

Monday to Friday, please contact to discuss times.

Ingatestone, Essex, CM4

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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Contact to discuss requirements