About me

I am able to work with most difficulties you may be facing. I work holistically alongside you, in a non-judgmental and safe environment, to help you overcome the issues you maybe experiencing.

I completed my Diploma in Adlerian Counselling in 2014 and I currently have a small private counselling practice in Harlow. I also run groups for parents, and self-esteem groups. I have experienced and observed how hard it can sometimes be to find the courage to face the more difficult of life’s challenges.

The Adlerian approach to counselling is based on the work of Alfred Adler, the psychologist recognised alongside Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung as one of the founders of psychotherapy.  For all of us, our life journey is complex and risky, right from the moment we are born.  We strive to find ways to move forward in life, some of which are more successful than others.  At times the courage to continue on this journey temporarily deserts us, and we may seek the therapeutic support to try to understand why we are no longer going in the direction we want.

Since training as a counselor I have supported people with issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, low self-esteem, and alcohol related issues.

I also offer a Creative Space, and a Create for Well-being groups, in which you can explore self expression through the use of several mediums. We meet as a group weekly. The groups are donation based. Please contact me for more information on these groups.

Training, qualifications & experience

Registered Member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

  • Member of Adlerian Society Institute of Individual Psychology
  • Diploma in Adlerian Counselling
  • Advanced Certificate in Adlerian Counselling
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency
  • Introductory Certificate in Adlerian Family Counselling
  • Bachelor's of Science Social Psychology
  • Certificate in Creative Therapies

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

Parental guidance


Additional information

£40 for a 60 minute session from my Harlow practice.

Creative Space is variable in price.  No running at this time.


I am unavailable at this time, thank you for your understanding 

Southern Way

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.

In my Harlow practice there is a lift.

Claire DeShon

Claire DeShon