Claire Capek

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Dip.Couns, BA (Hons), MA, MBACP
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Reading RG4 & RG1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Who am I?

Hi, I'm Claire,  a compassionate therapist offering in-person sessions in the centre of Reading and online sessions to clients anywhere in the UK.

I am here to offer a grounded, safe, and authentic space for you to be seen and heard. I will meet you where you are in your life, and I deeply value the trust and connection built with my clients within the therapeutic relationship.

I am inclusive and have worked with a diverse community of people of  backgrounds and cultures. All are welcome here.

How can I help?

Sometimes life contains painful experiences. If you are feeling a variety of emotions such as anxiety, overwhelm, sadness, emotional pain, low self esteem or experiences from trauma, I can work with you by helping you explore your experiences, feelings and insights. This can offer a deeper understanding of yourself with bringing about your own sense of empowerment to move towards living your life with positive change. This will be at your own pace for you to feel emotionally safe.

My Experience

Running a Private Practice I work with a wide variety of clients and issues including trauma, depression, anxiety, self esteem, discrimination, relationship & family issues, childhood sexual abuse and sexual assault. I have worked alongside survivors of abuse in a sexual abuse support centre. I also work with an agency providing therapy to clients working in international schools. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an Integrative Counsellor and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy working therapeutically with adults in person in the centre of Reading and online anywhere in the UK. 

I offer a client-centred therapeutic relationship with an empathetic, non-judgmental, honest and collaborative approach to working with you. I also support you in thinking about and exploring how your past impacts your current lived experience. 

  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling CPCAB
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies CPCAB
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills CPCAB
  • BA (Hons) Cultural Studies Staffordshire University
  • MA International Relations University of Reading

I am trained in the Phase Orientated Trauma Model for survivors of sexual abuse and violence. Working in this phased approach enables the work to be at a safe pace, putting the wellbeing of the client first.

Next steps... 

The counselling relationship is collaborative and getting the right 'fit', feeling safe and comfortable with your therapist for your therapeutic journey is important. 

I offer a free 20 minute phone or video chat, where I can answer any questions you may have, provide more information on how I work and gain an understanding of what you would like from therapy. Please email me to arrange a suitable time. I look forward to hearing from you. 

Member organisations

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Free 20 minute initial consultation call.

Initial and ongoing 50 minute sessions - £60.

I have a number of low cost sessions available. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I work Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. 

Further information

In-person sessions take place in The Practice Rooms, comfortable and confidential therapy spaces located in the heart of Reading, easily accessible within a 10 minute walk from Reading train station or any town centre bus stop. 

Oxfordshire, Reading, Berkshire, RG4

Reading, Berkshire, RG1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Claire Capek
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