Claire Chalcraft-Pears MBACP
My journey to becoming a counsellor started some years ago, when I struggled to make sense of my previous life experiences and how they were still affecting my life decisions. I sought help from a counsellor who offered me an accepting and non-judgemental environment. With their compassion and therapeutic assistance, I was able to understand my life and re-evaluate my future and life existence. This experience laid the foundation for commencing my counselling and psychotherapy training and the ending of my 16 year career in Finance Banking. These experiences now contribute and continue to inform my practice today.
I offer Integrative counselling to adults from the Turner Centre in Colchester, covering a wide range of issues.
We all have times when we feel life is a struggle and we find it difficult to cope!
Are you struggling with issues at the moment and can't see how things will change?
Are you struggling with your relationships?
Do you feel nobody listens or understands you?
Talking things through and exploring your issues with a qualified counsellor can help. Through counselling I can offer a calm, accepting and non-judgemental environment for you to express your issues, past or present.
By exploring painful and difficult experiences, we can sometimes make sense of what happened and understand what affect it may still be having on us.
My aim is to listen, to understand and to help you reach your potential.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BACP Gold Standard Accredited Diploma in Integrative Counselling
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
I work with Individuals from all cultural backgrounds, presenting with a diverse array of issues and personal challenges.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), bound by its Ethical Framework for good practice in counselling and psychotherapy.
I hold an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) disclosure certifying me as suitable for work with vulnerable adults.
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
£35 per session