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Claire Baker MBACP (Accred)

Cranbrook TN18 & Tunbridge Wells TN1
07754 085667 07754 085667 Registered / Accredited
Cranbrook TN18 & Tunbridge Wells TN1

About me

As an experienced counsellor working with adults and young people, I offer a non-judgemental, confidential place for you to explore the issues or problems you are struggling with or which are worrying you. I will help you find a way forward that is right for you. Perhaps you are suffering with feelings of depression, a sense of sadness or anxiety and panic attacks; confused or unhappy about relationships or family issues; struggling with life-cycle changes, lack of confidence or anger; whatever your problem counselling can help you find a way to make sense of what is troubling you and give you the opportunity to work towards developing a more fulfilling and rewarding life, by gaining personal insight and a renewed sense of energy and optimism.

I am a registered and accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and practice in accordance with their ethical framework for good, sound practice. I am DBS checked and keep my child protection and safeguarding training up to date.

My approach is gentle, supportive and respectful, working from a humanistic perspective with adults and young people providing short-term and longer term help. I am passionate about my work and understand that taking the first step in acknowledging that you need help can feel daunting. Counselling will give you the space to share your problems and what it feels like for you.

In addition to my private practice, I currently work as a school counsellor in a number of secondary schools and at a GP surgery.  I previously worked for a university student counselling service and for a charity counselling families, children and adolescents.

Training, qualifications & experience

Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling
Children Matter: Therapeutic training to work with Children and Young People
Further Counselling Skills and Theory
Basic Counselling Skills and Theory

Four years experience working for a university counselling service
I currently work in a GP surgery seeing patient referrals
Currently a School Counsellor working in two secondary schools; previous experience working with boarding school pupils
Counselling experience in the charity sector

I have been in private practice for over seven years

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

Please contact me for details about my fees
Some concessionary rates available to those on low income

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Hawkhurst
Cranbrook
Kent
TN18

Tunbridge Wells
Kent
TN1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Private, ground floor entrance, short flight of stairs

Availability

Some early morning and evening appointments available

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Claire Baker MBACP (Accred)

Claire Baker MBACP (Accred)