Claire Crawte MBACP Registered (Accredited)

Claire Crawte MBACP Registered (Accredited)


07954 153425

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About me

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.  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.

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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 £45 per session.

Further information

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

Basingstoke, RG25

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I can offer appointments on Wednesdays and Fridays including some evenings depending on your needs.

Types of client

Young people
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I offer Clinical Supervision to counsellors working with young people.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:Yes
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