My name is Claire and I have a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
As an integrative counsellor, I have a solid foundation in a wide variety of theoretical approaches. In my work, I draw upon psychodynamic, humanistic, integrative and CBT.
I combine a supportive, non-judgmental style whilst being appropriately challenging, creating an environment that is accepting and empowering for my clients.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked for several years alongside a variety of individual clients, with a focus on family, work and relational issues
I have an enhanced DBS certificate and I am fully qualified.
My training and broad range of experience enables me to assess the counselling needs of clients, and to recommend the most suitable approach. Therapy can’t erase a difficult past but it can support you in moving on in your life by increasing your self-worth and thereby your self-esteem.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have a Specialty in working with children between the ages of 5 and 18 years of age>
Do you find your child is often angry for no apparent reason?
Their performance at school is slipping?
They are withdrawn and you cannot reach them?
This is when as a therapist, I can work alongside your child in a therapeutic relationship to help them normalise their feelings and experiences; helping your child during therapy to improve their emotional wellbeing.
Becoming romantically involved in a relationship is the closest kind of relationship as people we could have and getting married and raising a family certainly can add some twists and turns to a relationship. Having a relationship and being romantically involved comes with its own challenges, this can range from little disagreements to full blown break down of a relationship. Relationships can be full of conflict at times and calm at others, our health and happiness can be affected by our intimate relationships and it may help to seek outside help with a couple’s counsellor rather than working through a problem alone, allowing both people to gain better insight and understanding through a therapeutic relationship.
My fee is £60.00 for a 50 minute counselling session.
Family work and couples counselling £80.00
Couples Counselling: Having a relationship and being romantically involved comes with its own challenges, this can range from little disagreements to full blown break down of a relationship. Relationships can be full of conflict at times and calm at others, our health and happiness can be affected by our intimate relationships and it may help to seek outside help with a couple’s counsellor rather than working through a problem alone, allowing both people to gain better insight and understanding through a therapeutic relationship.
Children's Counselling: Working with children as a therapist is something I enjoy and have been very successful in the past. One of my therapeutic methods whilst working with children is play therapy. My approach is to work with the child so that together we can find a way for them to say what’s troubling them. My success in this kind of work is built on a firm foundation around the relationship of me and the child. It helps to have some time together for an initial assessment and I can make appointments on request.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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