Claire Booth MBACP Dip. Couns.
Hi, I'm Claire,
Thank you for viewing my profile. Sometimes in life we may experience difficulties, issues or events that cause us distress, feeling sad or confused and a whole range of feelings that we do not feel comfortable with. By making the decision to engage with counselling, you are taking a step towards helping yourself with these feelings and can become more self aware as a result.
I'm a person centred counsellor, which means that I work in a non directive manner. If you decide to work with me, we will use the safe confines of the therapeutic relationship to explore any issues and difficulties that you may be experiencing. This can be an emotional process but ultimately, helps to untangle confusing feelings, can help you to reach acceptance and empower you to move forward.
I do my face to face work from some lovely rooms in a discreet therapy centre in Brooklands, which has great transport links.
I am also experienced in working online, via Skype or by telephone call. This means that you can access counselling from your own home or from your preferred location, whilst I can be flexible with appointment times and can offer evening and weekend appointments.
I work with a wide range of issues so please contact me if you feel we could work together. However, I have specific experience in working with individuals who experience gender variance and support for their family members, bereavement and loss, relationship and family issues, sexual assault, depression and anxiety, infertility and miscarriage.
Training, qualifications & experience
2015 Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - Manchester College
2012 Graduate Certificate in Counselling - Salford University
I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and I work according to their principles and ethical framework.
I have experience of working with a wide range of individuals and a wide range of issues, gained in working in various wellbeing centre's e.g. I have worked as a volunteer with PATH Therapy, Macmillan and a local women's wellbeing centre.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
My fees are £40 per session. I do offer a reduced rate for online or telephone sessions.
I work on a sliding scale and I sometimes have availability to offer concessions and reduced rates for people on low incomes and students.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I can be really flexible with my session times and offer evening and weekend appointments as well as day time.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|