Claire Basil BACP (Accredited) Counsellor,
Counselling is professional, confidential support which can enable you to make decisions and changes or accept past and present experiences. I have experience working with adults and teenagers covering a wide range of issues including relationships, depression, anxiety, low self esteem, stress and work related problems.
I work in a supportive and collaborative way so that you as the client are the focus of the sessions and are able to talk about what you feel is important to you.
We can all face concerns and difficulties in our emotional lives that can affect our work, relationships and well being, counselling can support your emotional health. Reflecting on your experiences in the counselling environment can seem like a daunting experience but this process could lead to you being able to make effective changes and find a way forward so life feels more manageable and fulfilled.
Please contact me by email or phone using the contact details on this page and I would welcome the opportunity to discuss with you how counselling might benefit you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma Therapeutic Counselling, BA (Hons) Counselling Greenwich University and BACP accredited since (2010)
I qualified as a counsellor in 2008 having completed a therapeutic Diploma with the CPCAB. In becoming a counsellor I joined the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and became a fully accredited member in 2010, which means I have completed a significant amount of client hours and reflection of my work. I also undertook further studies in 2010/2011 to complete a BA (Hons) in Counselling.
I work in private practice but also within a higher education facility offering one to one counselling and delivering mental health workshops. Alongside this I have worked for the NHS offering face to face, time limited counselling with adults.
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.
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
An essential part of counselling is the relationship between counsellor and client, therefore I offer an initial 30 minute free assessment to see how counselling may benefit you but to also discuss any concerns you may have about the counselling process.
My fees are £45 per fifty minute session, I am registered with several EAP organisations and Bupa please contact me to find out more details.
I offer daytime and evening appointments