Claire Chalcraft-Pears MBACP

Claire Chalcraft-Pears MBACP


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About me

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.

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£35 per session

Maps & Directions

Colchester, CO1

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


Flexible appointment times 8am - 8pm

Types of client

Older adults