Hello and welcome. My name is Claire and I am an integrative counsellor and member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I offer integrative counselling. This form of therapy is a combination of different psychological theories and therapeutic approaches, which can be tailor-made depending on a client’s needs and way of working. I work to offer clients a safe, confidential, non-judgmental, and empathic environment so to speak freely about their presenting problems and work to overcome difficult obstacles in their life (whether past, present or future).
Below is a list of various therapies I can offer. Bear in mind, these therapies can be combined.
- Psychoanalytic/Psychodynamic Therapy
- Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Solution-Focused Therapy (SFP)
- Person-Centred Therapy (PCT)
- Gestalt Therapy
All interactions within counselling, including the scheduling of your appointments, attendance at appointments, the content of your sessions, progress in counselling, and your records are kept confidential in accordance with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Due to COVID-19, I am currently only offering online and telephone counselling via phone, Skype and Zoom.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a BA (Hons) certificate in Integrative Counselling and have worked voluntarily in agency practice for two years.
A large part of my studies included research into areas such as trauma, abuse, bereavement, anxiety, and relationship attachments styles.
I am certified to work via online and telephone, and this is now currently how I deliver therapy.
Part of my ongoing professional practice includes continual professional development. Below is a list of some of the more recent areas I have received training in:
- Adverse childhood experiences
- Anxiety disorders
- Grief and bereavement
- Substance misuse
- Sexual health
- Creative interventions
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Sessions are charged at £40.00 per 50 minute session and payable by bank transfer.
A minimum of 48 hours notice should be given in the event of needing to cancel a session. If cancellation is made in less than 48 hours, a full payment will be required.