Claire Anderson

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Fulham, SW6
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I understand how talking about life events and experiences can feel daunting but in my experience but a more insightful, deeper understanding of ourselves help make lasting changes to how we feel, think and act in many aspects of our lives.

I have been working as a counsellor for several years, with in the NHs and in private practice. I have undertaken rigorous and extensive training in different types of approaches to counselling and psychotherapy as well as CBT. This means that we can find an approach that best suits you.

I am also qualified as an EMDR therapist and specialise in treating trauma. 

Perhaps you are looking to come to therapy at a time of crisis, or you may have been feeling for some time that things don't seem right, but you can't make sense of what it is that is stopping you from feeling happy and fulfilled? I believe that how we experience the world and other people can be shaped by our earlier experiences, often those we had in childhood. How family members responded to our distress, anger, confusion, joy and love might determine how, as adults, we respond to others, and how puzzled we can be by how others treat us.

This in turn might lead us to develop strategies to cope with distress and other difficulties. These become ingrained, often unconscious, patterns of being. We can operate day to day without being aware of them. They contribute, for example, to our choice of partners and friends, our (sometimes unhelpful, even destructive) behaviours and ways of managing our feelings.

 By working with you I would hope to help you work towards:

  • A deeper understanding of yourself
  • A less critical, punishing or destructive relationship with yourself
  • A better understanding of other people
  • An improved ability to make and maintain relationships
  • Greater pleasure in achievements, work and creative pursuits

It is important you find the right person to help you and I always suggest an initial consultation to see if you feel comfortable with me and to think about whether I am the right person to help you. For more details please feel free to contact me

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications include a degree from the University of Warwick. I have a Diploma in Psychology and a degree in Psychodynamic Counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, both from Birkbeck College, University of London. I am also  a qualified EMDR therapist.

Attachment-based psychotherapy is a special interest and I have undertaken attachment-based psychotherapy training at The Bowlby Centre in London.

I have trained as a couples counsellor with Chichester Counselling Services and Emotionally Focused Couples Counselling.

.A fully accredited member of the BACP, I am bound by their code of ethics and practice. All my work is professionally supervised.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£80.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA

Additional information

What To Expect From a First Session

An introductory session is an opportunity for you to think about whether I am the right person to help you and if you feel comfortable continuing with me. We decide together what frequency of sessions would suit you, depending upon your needs.

Sessions last for 50 minutes for individuals and one hour for couples.

My fees are:

  • £75.00 per session for individuals, £90.00 for couples

For more details please contact me

When I work

Daytime and evenings

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults