Claire Crawte MBACP Registered (Accredited)
I offer a warm, inviting space for you to explore the difficult issues you are facing. We can do this in my virtual online room during this Covid19 pandemic, and thereafter if this suits you. Once we return to 'normal' I offer a peaceful, safe space in my garden office in Overton.
Please visit my website for further information and some of my thoughts around this pandemic and the impact it is having on our mental wellbeing.
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 online or from my home in Overton where my room overlooks our garden which is private and secluded. By car Basingstoke, Winchester and Newbury are around 20 mins away. My home is situated next to the railway station with easy links to Andover, Salisbury and Basingstoke. 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.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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. All counselling sessions last for up to 60 minutes and cost £45 per session.
Concessions offered for
During the Covid19 pandemic on-line sessions are available. These sessions can continue afterwards if this arrangement suits you, or we can begin using my garden office in Overton.
Once people are travelling to my office again, please note 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.