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Claire de Boursac (MBACP)

London N1 & N10
07594 555 525 07594 555 525

About me

Qualified, approachable, warm and down-to-earth psychotherapist.

Whatever you want to focus on right now - I provide a safe, confidential arena in which we can work together to explore it, to deepen your understanding of why you find yourself where you are and, if you want to change it, work towards something different.

We all deserve to live full, meaningful and satisfying lives, and as a humanistic psychotherapist I believe that everyone has the capacity to do so. However, pressures of everyday life, our experiences and our habits can sometimes get in the way.

Hundreds of thousands of people across the UK seek support through therapy every year. Each has their own, personal reasons for doing so.

You may have a clear idea of what you want to focus on; perhaps a specific issue such as bereavement or loss; anxiety or depression; self-esteem; anger management; difficulty in a personal or professional relationship; work / life balance; a health issue.

It may be that you feel unsatisfied with something, or feel “lost” or “overwhelmed” and know that you want something to change but are not quite able to put your finger on what it is.

Or you may just want the chance to talk something through with someone to get a different perspective or clarify your thoughts.

Whatever you bring, my intention is that our work together is supportive, empowering, inspiring and challenging, and provide you with new understanding and practical tools which will serve you, not only during our work together but for the months and years after our work is complete.

I work collaboratively with clients towards their therapeutic goals, which we review together ongoingly.

I’m particularly passionate about wellbeing and supporting people to have a kind and caring relationship with themselves.  Nature is a wise teacher through her natural cycles and rich diversity. She often finds her way into my work with clients through metaphor or using natural materials in representation or creative exercises. I also offer seasonal well-being programs helping Londoners to understand their own natural cycles and to enjoy the pleasure and power of spending time outside - for more on this see www.natureasurture.com.

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work in accordance with their Ethical Framework.

For more about me and how I work, please visit my website www.cdebtherapy.com

Training, qualifications & experience

I currently work with individuals at Barnsbury Therapy Rooms in Islington and run groups and wellbeing sessions outside in nature.

Alongside my private practice I have worked as a counsellor at the Camden, City, Islington and Westminster Bereavement Service where I have supported clients with grief and loss, childhood sexual abuse, relationship issues, self-esteem and depression.

I trained in Humanistic Psychotherapy at Spectrum Centre for Humanistic Psychotherapy, and continue my supervision and continued professional development there.

I work in an integrative and creative way, drawing on a number of different approaches including Gestalt (working with awareness) and Formative Psychology (how we shape our experience).

I also hold a Practitioner Certificate in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP). Although this is not central to the way I work I may occasionally draw on these structures if I believe they will be helpful to the client sitting opposite me.

Before training in psychotherapy I worked in international development as part of my strong commitment to justice and improving the lives of people across the world.  I particularly enjoyed working closely with communities to help them achieve the changes they wanted to see for themselves and their future generations.  In this work, my focus was very much on empowerment, facilitating the communities to make changes for themselves by providing the finances or materials they could not access, rather than imposing my views. I carry this same attitude into my therapy work today.

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work in accordance with their Ethical Framework.

Member organisations


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

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).

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Change and transition
Personal organisation

Therapies offered

  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness

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£70 per 50 minute session.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Online sessions available to those who cannot attend in person due to accessibility.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


Claire de Boursac (MBACP)

Claire de Boursac (MBACP)