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Claire Bloxsom

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG7
Registered / Accredited
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG7

About me

NOTICE: During the current COVID-19 pandemic, I am unable to work face-to-face, and therefore am working online using "Write Upp" at this stage.

I'm a UKCP Registered Integrative Psychotherapist, working in a part-time private practice. My training is integrative, which means that I am interested in how you may develop and enhance your internal sense of' psychological integration' and connection. It also means that I draw on a variety of approaches and theories to inform my practice, though the core of my work is relational. Therefore I consider the therapy relationship that we co-create as significant.

I am an LGBT+ affirmative psychotherapist.

My UKCP profile and some more details can be found here:

https://www.psychotherapy.org.uk/therapist/claire-alexia-jane-bloxsom/

Training, qualifications & experience

Clinical Counselling and Psychotherapy qualifications:

  • Certificate of Higher Education in Counselling (with Distinction) (Vaughan College, University of Leicester)
  • Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychodynamic Counselling (Metanoia Institute, London)
  • Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy (Metanoia Institute, London)
  • MSc. Integrative Psychotherapy (with Distinction) (Metanoia Institute, London)

I am also a level 1 graduate of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, evidence of which you can find on the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute website therapist directory for Level 1 graduates.

I am currently a viva examiner for the Metanoia Institute's clinical MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy

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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. 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.

UK Council for 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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • I have past experience working with clients with an HIV diagnosis as a Buddy in London in the 1990s, and have worked with HIV positive clients as an independent counsellor at a local HIV charity between 2016-2019.
  • I have many years of experience as a psychology trainer and lecturer with a PhD and Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education. I do use these skills in my clinical work, though please note that my PhD is an academic Doctorate in Psychology for research and teaching and it is not a clinical doctorate.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative

Fees

Sessions are for one hour apart for our initial meeting where I offer a longer meeting, in order to get a clear sense of the work required.

  • Initial session fee (1.5 hours) £50
  • Ongoing session fee (1 hour) £50

I offer a 30 min telephone call/video call at no cost to get a brief sense of each other and for you to ask questions.

Fees by bank transfer or cash.

Cancellation information

  • I need 48 hours notice at a minimum for any appointment you cancel please, otherwise the fee is chargeable at the agreed usual rate.

I review my fees annually.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

Other qualifications:

I have a PhD in Psychology and a PGCHE in Higher Education. I work part-time as a Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Counselling, and Psychological Therapies at a local University.

Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
NG7

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
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

Availability

Regular Practice Hours - Usually Wed afternoons and evenings (2-9pm), Friday (daytime 10am till 2:30pm).

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Claire Bloxsom

Claire Bloxsom