Claire Crawte MBACP Registered (Accredited)
I see counselling as a process that can help you to change the way you see the world around you and your place in it. I aim to help you to understand yourself more deeply, to perhaps recognise patterns of behaviour that are maybe unhelpful to yourself by providing you with a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space to work through the issues you are facing.
I am a qualified, experienced counsellor and Accredited Member of BACP. I work from my home in Overton where my room overlooks our garden which is private and secluded. My home is situated next to the railway station with easy links to Andover, Salisbury and Basingstoke. By car Winchester and Newbury are around 20 mins away. The villages of Oakley, Whitchurch, Micheldever and Kingsclere are all within 10 mins drive.
I have worked for many years with young people as a youth worker and latterly a counsellor. The issues I have supported my clients through are many and varied, my aim is to provide a safe space for my clients to explore what is important for them.
I have specific experience working with clients, including children, who have experienced trauma in their lives.
At the beginning of our work I aim to create a clear contract with clear aims between us, so we both know what we are aiming to achieve together. My work is informed by Transactional Analysis, and if you wish, I can use some of the theories to help explain your feelings, experiences etc. However in my experience often people don't want theories, they just need to be heard, to be listened to in a warm, safe space.
Training, qualifications & experience
Peter Symonds College, Winchester. Foundation Degree Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis.
Metanoia Institute, Ealing, London. . Conversion Diploma from Adult to Adolescent and School Counselling.
Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families. Trauma-Focussed CBT for Children with PTSD
Lisa Mass Counselling- OCN Certificate in Counselling Supervision
I worked for the NHS, Steps to Wellbeing, in Southampton. I also worked for Sparsholt College with young and mature students there and Andover MIND with their adult and laterly as a youth counsellor with them. I currently am employed as a Frankie Worker, an initiative with Hampshire County Council.
I also work as a supervisor for counsellors working with young people, and as a tutor at a local college delivering counselling skills courses.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
I offer a free 30 mins initial consultation session, where we can discuss your options. Weekly sessions are usually at the same day and time each week, however if this is not convenient for you I can be flexible. I also offer short term therapy which is usually 6 sessions, if this is appropriate for you. Counselling sessions last for up to 60 minutes and cost £40 per session.
I do not have a waiting room and ask that clients use the nearby railway station car park and access my property from the rear of the property, which is where my garden room is situated.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I can offer appointments on Wednesdays and Fridays including some evenings depending on your needs.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I offer Clinical Supervision to counsellors working with young people.