Claire Basil

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BACP (Accredited) Counsellor
Available for new clients
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Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7SW
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

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)

My Qualifications

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.

My Experience

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.

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.

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.

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapies offered

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£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA

Additional information

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 £50 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

When I work

I offer evening and daytime appointments

Still House, East Street, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7SW

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme


In person

I am an experienced, qualified supervisor, I work with individuals and groups, from trainee counsellors, counsellors working in agencies and counsellors in private practice.

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Claire Basil
Claire Basil