Claire Cooper

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Counsellor/Psychotherapist, MA, Adv. Dip, PG Dip, UKCP MBACP
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

St Albans AL4 & Harpenden AL5
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

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 session.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained at the Minster Centre in London, the UK's leading integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling training institute.

Qualifications:

  • MA Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling (Minster Centre, London)
  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling (Minster Centre, London)
  • Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling (Level 7) (Minster Centre, London)
  • Foundation Certificate in Counselling (Minster Centre, London)

I am also a registered member of the UKCP (UK Counsel for Psychotherapy) and BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and adhere to both their ethical frameworks. I am fully DBS-checked and ICO registered.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BACP
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

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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 students, trainees, those on a low income and unemployed. 

Further information

My practice is based in St Albans and Wheathampstead in Hertfordshire. I offer face to face sessions as well as online sessions.

St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4

Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)

Online platforms

Zoom
Claire Cooper
Claire Cooper