Claire Barber

BSc (Hons) Integrative psychotherapist and Counsellor, MBACP
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1
07852 733 599 07852 733 599

About me

**Online, video, phone and text counselling available. If you are struggling for a confidential space think about taking your phone, tablet or laptop to your car or play low music at the door of the room you are in**

I'm a Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapist working in Nottingham with an opening within my practice to take on new clients. Through The Samaritans and clinical work, I have experience of working with suicidal and distressed clients. My experience extends to relationship issues, anxiety, depression, identity difficulties, rape, self-harm, eating disorders and sexual and domestic abuse.

I have worked in the volunteer sector for many years and have learnt a lot about working with people with mental health and a wide range of diversity.

I have a lovely private room in the city centre (face to face not available right now in the interest of safety) but I also work remotely online or over the phone.

What Integrative Counselling can offer you

The humanistic approach that I offer predominantly focuses on the uniqueness of an individual, our potential in personal growth and to explore creativity, love and a better understanding of one's self.

I also work with the integration of different therapeutic tools and approaches to fit the needs of you as an individual thus honouring and nurturing your uniqueness throughout your journey.

With an understanding of human development, attachment theory and the unconscious process this helps me to modify therapy to fill in developmental gaps that effects each of us in different ways.

By combining different modalities and elements integrated therapy becomes more of a flexible, inclusive and personal approach than traditional psychotherapy.

I'm a real believer in making therapy your own however the space and way we do this is something we will co-create between us. To help you do this I will offer you a safe environment with a place to test out your emotions and feelings without judgement. I will be honest, consistent, have your autonomy and empowerment at heart and we will work at your pace.

Who I work with

  • Adults
  • Children
  • Young people
  • Older adults
  • Employee Assistance Programme

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 1 Person Centred Counselling
  • Level 2 Person Centred Counselling
  • Bsc (hons) Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling
  • Volunteer Psychotherapist at Nottingham Counselling Services
  • Volunteer Psychotherapist at CASY Children's Services
  • Assessor for Nottingham Counselling Services
  • Volunteer Support at Samaritans Nottingham
  • I have a full enhanced DBS check allowing me to work with children and vulnerable adults

Member organisations


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.


Additional information

I encourage you to contact me in whichever way you feel most comfortable, whether that be by phone, text or email. The first contact is a way of introducing ourselves and it's an opportunity for me to answer any questions you may have. This gives you a feel of how I am and how we may work together if that's what you choose. I offer this without charge or obligation and may I add I really appreciate this is not an easy thing to do but is a positive step towards finding your therapist.

The first session is £20 for 50 minutes. I reduce this session as I understand meeting your therapist can be daunting and it's your first chance to get a sense of how you feel in the room, in therapy and with me.

Sessions after this will be £45 for 50 minutes and will take place once a week on a time and day that is comfortable for you.

Initial contact - Free

First session - £20 for 50 minutes

Thereafter - £45 for 50 minutes


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.