About me

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 your 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. Keep in mind, these therapies can be combined.

  • Psychoanalytic/Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Solution-Focused Therapy (SFP)
  • Person-Centred Therapy (PCT)

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).

I provide in person sessions at the Willow Herbal Centre (Harold wood), as well as sessions via Zoom, Skype and telephone.

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.

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:

  • Trauma
  • Adverse childhood experiences
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Grief and bereavement
  • Self-harm
  • Substance misuse
  • Sexual health
  • Creative interventions

Member organisations

BACP

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

Fees

From £40.00 to £80.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Below is a list of my fees:

50 minutes via Zoom, Skype or telephone - £40
50 minutes in person - £50
90 minutes via Zoom or Skype - £60
90 minutes in person - £80

For students, student counsellors and those unemployed or on low income, I also offer concession rates depending on your situation.

I also offer a free 30 minute video/telephone consultation.

With regards to sessions, a minimum of 48 hours notice should be given in the event of needing to cancel. If a cancellation is made in less than 48 hours, a full payment will be required.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I offer therapy Monday to Friday daytime or evening.

Hornchurch
Essex
RM11

Willow Herbal Centre
2 The Drive
Romford
Essex
RM3 0DU

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

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.

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Claire Douglas

Claire Douglas