About me

Are you experiencing a challenge that feels too difficult to cope with? Or maybe you are dealing with overwhelming feelings of anxiety or depression? Have you suffered a loss or bereavement and are feeling sad? Are you managing these emotional challenges with unhelpful patterns of behaviour? Having experienced some difficulties in my own life, I understand how hard it can be to take the first step towards therapy. I offer a safe and confidential space where, together, we can work with the issues that are unique to you. I work holistically by using a variety of therapy approaches that will help support you in finding a way forward.

I am experienced in treating depression, general anxiety as well as social anxiety, loss and bereavement, stress, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, relationship difficulties and family issues.  I also have experience in eating disorders, particularly binge eating/compulsive overeating. By providing a non-judgmental space, we can collaboratively work together towards a deeper understanding, awareness and new perspectives.

I offer both long term and short term counselling. The first thing to do is email or telephone me with your contact details and a brief description or any question(s) you may have around therapy. I will then get back in touch to arrange a free 20 minute consultation.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Diploma qualification in Integrative Counselling from The Minster Centre, one of the UK's leading Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy training institutes. 

I am also a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their ethical framework. I am fully DBS checked and ICO registered.

Member organisations

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.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Menopause
  • Loss

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Fees

£75.00 per session

Additional information

I offer an initial free 20 minute session by telephone or Zoom. Sessions start from £75. Payments are accepted via bank transfer.

I offer a concession rate for key workers, students, trainees, those on a low income and unemployed. Please note that all concession places are currently full. 

Further information

My practice is based in Queens Park, North West London and St Albans, Hertfordshire. 

I am now able to offer face to face sessions at Queens Park and St Albans.  I also offer online and telephone sessions.

St Albans
Hertfordshire
AL4

London
W10

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Online platforms

Zoom
Claire Cooper

Claire Cooper